South Africa, Johannesburg, 07 February 2019: Len Brand, CEO of TATA Africa Holdings, has accepted an invitation to take up a position on the BRICS Institute’s Advisory Board.
Brand brings significant experience to the table with a proven track record of delivering operating efficiencies in challenging environments in developing markets and most recently has been responsible for turning the TATA business around in Africa.
In accepting this auspicious position, Brand notes that he is committed to the development and success of the BRICS Institute’s short- and long-term goals whose purpose is to create a better world that is economically balanced, politically just and environmentally sustainable.
The BRICS Institute is an independent institute, directed by an advisory board comprising leaders from business and government, and academics from all five-member countries of the BRICS alliance. The Institute is governed by 20 members who form the Advisory Board, which comprises several sub committees who focus on research, knowledge development and innovation.
Brand says that during his tenure on the advisory board he will serve on, he will endeavor to guide the board with his own professional expertise to help discover opportunities, and define benchmarks for its continued success and growth.
Brand is passionate about agriculture, job creation, education and skills development, especially in the areas of youth employment and community and social upliftment. TATA Africa Holdings believes in providing quality to its consumers and at the same time improving the quality of life of the people it serves.
“We are committed to a vision of building and sustaining relationships with cooperation and trust, creating employment opportunities, and making a contribution to the social development of local communities. These values are closely linked to the vision of the BRICS Institute,” says Brand.
“It is indeed an honour to join the BRICS Advisory Board and I look forward to making a valuable contribution. I am certain that my specific expertise and industry knowledge will be of benefit to the BRICS Institute and any of its sub committees,” Brand concludes.