R. Gopalakrishnan is an Executive Director of Tata Sons Ltd. He also serves as Director on the board of Tata Power and Tata Technologies. He has served as Chairman of Unilever Arabia, MD of Brooke Bond Lipton and Vice Chairman of Hindustan Lever, ED of Tata Sons and several Tata companies. He also serves as an independent Director of listed companies, Akzo Nobel India, Castrol India, and Hemas Holdings PLC, Sri Lanka. Gopal mentors few start-ups. He is actively engaged in both instructional and inspirational speaking.