The new Tata Sons board would include first timers, N Chandrasekaran, CEO of TCS, and Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover, who were inducted after Mistry was removed as Chairman and Tata was appointed as interim chairman.
When contacted, a Tata group spokesperson said he was not aware of any board meeting.
According to an insider, the contract of Mistry as Tata Sons’ Chairman was coming to end in March 2017 but Tata did not wait for six months and removed him without citing any reason. Soon after he was removed, Tata group insiders had cited “under-performance” of Mistry as the main reason for his removal. Later, in a letter to the employees, Tata had said removal of Mistry was absolutely necessary for the future success of the group.