Tata Sons Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata has been appointed to the board of Interpol Foundation to contribute to its two new global initiatives aimed at combating organised crime and terrorist activities by the international police organisation.
Tata will be in the company of HSBC CEO Stuart Gulliver, Credit Agricole Chairman Jean-Marie Sander, Abraaj Capital Chairman and CEO Arif Naqvi and Renault-Nissan Alliance Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn -- the other members of the board, which is headed by Prince Albert II of Monaco and ex-Lebanese Deputy Prime Minister Elias Murr.
Interpol Foundation said it is "honoured that Tata Sons Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata has accepted to sit on its board of trustee and contribute to the success of the Protecting Cultural Property and Modernising Channels of International Judicial Cooperation initiatives."
The initiatives are two of the five global initiatives backed by Interpol and aimed at combating organised crime and terrorist activities, the foundation said in a statement.
The other initiatives taken up by the foundation are I-Chekit -- for protecting airlines hotels and banks from threats of identity fraud headed by Murr; protecting banks and financial institutions led by Naqvi; and INVEX -- fight against transnational vehicle crime and theft headed by Ghosn.
"Other initiatives will be announced in 2015 and entrusted to other members of the Board of Trustees," Interpol Foundation said.