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Tata Steel to host Ferran Soriano

Jamshedpur, January 03, 2018

Mr. Ferran Soriano, Chief Executive Officer, City Football Group and Manchester City Football Club is visiting Jamshedpur during the period January 5 – 6, 2018. During his visit he would be looking at sports facilities in Jamshedpur and interacting with Tata Steel executives.

Born in Barcelona, Ferran has more than 20 years of business experience in ten countries, in the industries of consumer goods, telecommunications, aviation and football.

He served at Futbol Club Barcelona as Vice-Chairman and CEO for the period 2003-2008 and is credited with playing a major role in the transformation of the club. FC Barcelona started a period that would bring it the best results in its history and became one of the most successful football teams globally, doubling revenues in three years and moving from loss-making to a profit-making position.

Ferran negotiated deals with some of the sport’s most high-profile players, including football superstars like Ronaldinho and Lionel Messi and led on some of the most significant TV and merchandising deals in the industry, including a ground-breaking non-profit making shirt deal with UNICEF.

Author of a book published in more than ten countries and languages – ‘Goal: The Ball Doesn’t Go In By Chance’-, Ferran is married, has two daughters and lives in Manchester.

About Tata Steel

Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 27 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) as on March 31, 2017. It is the world's second-most geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries. The Group recorded a consolidated turnover of US $18.12 billion (INR 117,420 crore) in FY17. Tata Steel Group is spread across five continents with an employee base of nearly 74,000. Having bagged the Deming Application Prize and Deming Grand Prize for continuous improvement in 2008 and 2012 respectively, Tata Steel has now been recognised as the global ‘Industry Leader’ in ‘Steel category’ by Dow Jones Sustainability Index (2015). Besides being a member of the World Steel Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel has also been felicitated with several awards including the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2013-14 (received in 2017), Best Risk Management by CNBC TV18 (2016), ‘Best-in-class Manufacturing’ award from TIME India (2016) and the ‘Most Ethical Company’ award from the Ethisphere Institute (2016), IIM Sustainability Award (2015), among several others.

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