Alka Upadhyay is assistant vice president with Tata Sustainability Group of Tata Sons. She heads the environmental services and is responsible for promoting environmental sustainability across the Tata Group by driving various initiatives such as Water Footprint Assessment, Low Carbon strategy, Natural Capital Valuation and Resource Productivity and Circular Philosophy. She has over 22 years’ experience encompassing Operations, Technology Development and Product Application. Before joining the Tata Sustainability Group, she was part of the Climate Change and Sustainability cluster at Tata Quality Management Services, a division of Tata Sons.
Alka has spent over 14 years in the steel industry before joining Tata Sons. She has been responsible for conceptualization and facilitation of technological improvements in the area of iron making and flat products in Tata Steel. She has been felicitated with the Young Metallurgist award in 2005 by the Ministry of Steel, Government of India.
Alka holds a Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering from BIT, Sindri and General Management program from IIM, Ahmedabad. She is currently pursuing Senior Leadership Program from Harvard Business School.