Mr. Kiran Desai was born in Surat on 6 th September 1950. Mr. Desai has completed his Higher Secondary from St. Xavier’s School & B. Com from St. Xavier’s College. He began his career with McNeill & Barry in 1970 in Bombay as a Sales Executive and in 1977 joined Carritt Moran, a leading tea broking firm. In 1990 Mr. Desai joined Tata Tea and in March 2011 was appointed as a Vice- President of the Company. Currently, he is a Director of Parcon India Private Limited and Rydak Syndicate Limited.