Mr. Ajay Kapoor
Achiever's Success Story
Spearheading Legal Excellence in Tata Power
Ajay Kapoor stands at the helm as the Chief (Legal, Regulatory, and Advocacy) at Tata Power Company Limited, steering the legal course for the esteemed conglomerate. Before assuming this pivotal role, Kapoor held the mantle of CFO & Chief (Legal, Regulatory, and Commercial) at Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd. (TPDDL). His journey at TPDDL, commencing in 2002, witnessed his ascent to the CFO position in 2007, encompassing responsibilities spanning enforcement assessment, vigilance functions, and serving as the Chief Risk Officer.
Armed with a prestigious academic background, Kapoor is an honours graduate from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University, and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India. His academic laurels include an MBA, LL.B., and LL.M., coupled with accolades such as being a rank holder in the CA course and a gold medal recipient for topping his MBA batch. Additionally, he enriched his knowledge through executive programs at Columbia Business School, New York, and executive education programs at renowned institutions like Stern School of Business, Tuck School of Business, and MIT Sloan School of Business.
With a career spanning over 36 years across notable companies like ITC Ltd., Tata Group, Birla Group, and HCL Group, Kapoor is a seasoned professional in finance, legal, ERP implementations, and strategic initiatives encompassing foreign collaborations, joint ventures, financial restructuring, policy advocacy, capital raising, and acquisitions. His contributions led TPDDL to earn accolades for excellence in cost management, while he personally received numerous recognitions including the CFO 100 Roll of Honour and Top 25 Thought Leaders by SAP India.
Kapoor’s stewardship at Tata Power is marked by a remarkable success rate of over 90% in litigations, a testament to his astute legal acumen. Beyond litigation, he adeptly guides business units in navigating complex legal landscapes, ensuring smooth operations while adeptly addressing legal intricacies. Recognized for his prowess in corporate law and as a trailblazer in the field of Energy and Natural Resources, Kapoor continues to fortify Tata Power’s legal foundations while championing excellence in the realm of corporate law.