Ratan Tata appointed to the board of Interpol Foundation
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.
He will be on its board of trustee and contribute to the success of two new global initiatives of Interpol – Protecting Cultural Property and Modernising Channels of International Judicial Cooperation initiatives.
The two initiatives are among the five global initiatives backed by Interpol, aimed at combating organised crime and terrorist activities.
The board of Interpol Foundation will be headed by Prince Albert II of Monaco and ex-Lebanese Deputy Prime Minister Elias Murr.
Along with Ratan Tata, 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 will be the members of the board.
The other initiatives taken up by the International foundation are
- I-Chekit – for protecting airlines hotels and banks from threats of identity fraud.
- INVEX –fight against transnational vehicle crime and theft headed by Ghosn.
- Protecting banks and financial institutions.
The International Criminal Police Organization, or INTERPOL, is a non-governmental organization facilitating international police cooperation. The organization’s headquarters is in Lyon, France. It was established as the International Criminal Police Commission (ICPC) in 1923 and adopted its telegraphic address as its common name in 1956. The idea of Interpol was born in 1914 at the first International Criminal Police Congress that was held in Monaco. Interpol has an annual budget of around €78 million, most of which is provided through annual contributions by its membership of 190 countries. It is the second largest international organization after the United Nations.