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Noel Tata is MD of Tata International

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Noel Naval Tata has been appointed the Managing Director (MD) of Tata International on July 29 by . He will cease to be the MD of Trent with effect from August 12 and will be based out of Mumbai.

Tata, 53, the half-brother of , has stepped down as the MD of retail firm Trent where he will continue as its Non-Executive Vice-Chairman, said a company spokesperson.

Tata International Limited is engaged in a wide range of overseas businesses and trading of a variety of products like minerals, steel, ferro alloys and engineering products.

Under `s guidance, Trent grew from a single-store company in 1998 to a chain of over 90 stores across formats, including , , Landmark, Fashion Yatra, Sisley and Zara.

Trent has entered into a strategic franchise and sourcing agreement with Britain`s for the Star Bazaar business.

Noel Tata is a graduate of Sussex University and has an MBA from Insead in Fountainbleau, Paris. He is the son-in-law of Pallonji Mistry, the largest single shareholder in , the controlling arm of the diversified Tata Group, with an 18 percent stake.