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Dr. Arup Roy Choudhury, Chairman & Managing Director, NTPC Limited since September 01, 2010 , has an illustrious career spanning over 34 years of outstanding contribution in the fields of engineering, general management, strategic management and business leadership. He is a Graduate in Civil Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra and a Post-Graduate in Management and Systems from IIT-Delhi. A keen learner of the latest professional developments, he has been conferred Doctorate in "Performance Assessment of Infrastructure Development Projects" from IIT-Delhi in April, 2013.

Dr. Choudhury brings to NTPC the dynamism of a leader with proven abilities to achieve transformational changes. He seeks to position the Maharatna enterprise on course to become the largest and best power producer in the world.

Dr. Choudhury has the distinction of becoming the youngest Chief Executive Officer of a Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) at the age of 44 years when he joined as Chairman & Managing Director, National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited (NBCC) on April 03, 2001. Prior to that he had worked in prominent public and private sector companies since 1979, when he started his career.

Dr. Choudhury's rich and varied contribution of over 32 years has been recognized by prestigious professional, academic and Government institutions, both national and international.

His vision, leadership and industriousness transformed NBCC, which was a sick company with negative net-worth and salary back-log in 2001, into a blue-chip enterprise having Schedule 'A' and 'Miniratna' status bestowed upon it by the Government of India. The stunning turnaround of the Company brought about by him has enabled NBCC's turnover grow about 10 times and net-worth over 500 times during his tenure of nine-and-a-half years at the helm. He pulled NBCC out of the abyss and catapulted it into the distinguished league of 'Top Ten CPSEs'. Under him, NBCC broadened its business horizons. Its entry into power project development dovetails very productively with his new role as CMD, NTPC.

As Chairman, Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE), the apex body of central public sector enterprises (CPSEs), Dr. Choudhury n effectively led policy advocacy for greater empowerment of these enterprises. He is also promoting the cause of greater professionalism, competitiveness, societal commitment, transparency and global-benchmarking among the CPSEs.

Dr. Choudhury believes in growth and excellence through proactive approach and his dictum is "Sankalp Shuddha Hi Siddha" i.e. if your intentions are pure, you are bound to succeed.

Dr. Choudhury has a strong commitment for the well-being of the society at large. His sharp focus on corporate governance and environmentally sustainable growth has been demonstrated in concrete actions and substantial benefits.

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Shri I.J.Kapoor, Director (Commercial) since December' 2008 is a Graduate in Mechanical Engineering and Masters in Business Administration (Marketing). He joined NTPC in 1978 as 3rd batch Engineering Executive Trainee (EET) and is the first EET to be on the Board of the Company. He has a rich and varied experience of over 34 years in the areas of Commercial, Engineering, Contracts & Materials Management, Project Management, Consultancy, Cost Engineering, Station Engineering and Quality Assurance & Inspection. Prior to his elevation as Director (Commercial), he was Regional Executive Director (National Capital), NTPC, responsible for management of ~ 3900 MW generating capacity, administering more than ¼th of NTPC's turn over along with project implementation activities for 2x490 MW at Dadri Stage-II. As Director (Commercial), he is responsible for formulation & implementation of policies & strategies to ensure marketing of NTPC's entire electrical output, appropriate pricing from regulatory authority and 100% & timely realization from customers, thereby generate adequate internal resources for the company to meet the future challenge of higher capacity addition. In addition, he is the Director In- charge of Consultancy and Business Development activities. He is also part time Chairman on the Board of Aravali Power Company Private Ltd. (1500 MW) and National Power Exchange Ltd. He is part time Director on the Board of PTC India Ltd., Meja Urja Nigam Private Ltd. (1320 MW), NTPC- BHEL Power Projects Private Ltd. and NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Ltd. He is responsible for successful implementation of National Solar Mission Phase-I. He is a Fellow of Institution of Engineers, India and Senior Member, IEEE, USA.


Shri N.N.Misra, Director (Operations), graduated in Electrical Engineering with Honours from Regional Engineering College, Rourkela in the year 1977. Shri Misra joined NTPC in 1977 as Executive Trainee (2nd Batch). He has an experience of 33 years in NTPC out of which 28 years were in the Design Department looking after the various functions of Electrical Design and Project Engineering beginning with the first Project of NTPC. He is actively associated with BIS and represents NTPC in Electro Technical Divisional Council of BIS. Shri Misra represents India in CIGRE (International Conference on Large High Voltage Electric System) for High Voltage Equipment and has contributed in many Study Committees and Working Groups of CIGRE. Shri Misra was involved in selecting and successfully implementing the first 765 KV Sub-Station of India at Sipat. He has a rich and varied experience having worked as Executive Director of the National Capital Region, Executive Director looking after Corporate Contracts & Materials, Executive Director looking after Human Resources and lastly Executive Director looking after Operation Services. Shri Misra also represents NTPC as Part-time Director in a number of Joint Ventures of NTPC.


Shri A.K. Jha has more than 35 years of rich and varied experience in Power Sector in the areas of Erection and Commissioning, Project Planning & Monitoring, Project Management. He has also worked in area of Human Relations. A Mechanical Engineer from Ranchi University 1976 batch, with LLB from Delhi University in 1996. Shri Jha is a 'B' Level certified Project Manager from International Project Management Association (IPMA). He has presented paper on Project Management at IPMA World Congress in Rome in 2008 and delivered a Lecture on Project Management at International Congress in Tokyo in 2008. Widely travelled, Shri Jha has visited various Power Stations and manufacturing units in South Korea, UK, USA, Japan, Italy and Russia. He was earlier Regional Executive Director (NR) in NTPC.


Shri U.P. Pani is a Graduate in Electrical Engineering from BITS PILANI (1978) and joined NTPC in November, 1978 as (3rd batch) Executive Trainee. He has worked in Erection, Rehabilitation and Resettlement, Technical Services Deptt. of Korba STPS (3x200+3x500MW) and Talchar STPS, (6x500MW). He worked as Business Unit Head (BUH) of NSPCL (joint Venture of NTPC & SAIL) at Bhilai and Durgapur. He was Head of NTPC Kahalgaon (4x210 MW+3x500MW) Project. During his tenure, all three 500 MW Units of Kahalgaon Stage-II were commercialised. He was Head of Project of NTPC's biggest plant, i.e. Vindhyachal STPP (4260MW). On 15th March 2010, Sh. Pani took over as Regional Executive Director (Eastern Region-I) and was responsible for overall functioning of various regional projects of NTPC and projects of various subsidiaries and joint venture of NTPC.

As BUH in the capacity of GM & RED at various locations and regions, he has also been responsible for HR functions and has steered numbers of HR initiatives.

As Director (HR), Shri Pani shall be responsible for the entire Human Resource functions of the organization. He shall be also responsible for the Power Management Institute (PMI) of NTPC and other corporate functions such as Industrial Safety, Resettlement & Rehabilitation, Corporate Social Responsibility, Medical Services and Corporate Security & Coordination.


Shri S.C. Pandey has taken over the charge as Director (Projects), NTPC with effect from forenoon of 1st October 2013.

Shri S.C. Pandey (56 years) is B.E. in Instrumentation. He joined NTPC in November, 1978 as (3rd batch) Executive Trainee. He has about 34 years of comprehensive experience in management of large size power project in the areas of engineering, project construction and power plant operation and maintenance. He has a strong background in managing, operating and maintaining few of the largest stations of the country and has a rich experience and exposure of entire life cycle from concept to commissioning of Greenfield project.

As Executive Director (Project Planning & Monitoring), he was responsible for planning and implementation of pre-award and post-award activities related to Thermal, Hydro, Coal mining, Renewable Energy, R&M and international JVs, analyzing and identifying bottlenecks and critical issues and suggesting corrective actions for their timely resolution.


Shri Kulamani Biswal, aged 52 years, a Commerce Graduate from Utkal University is a fellow in Cost Accountancy along with having distinct professional qualifications of MBA from New Port University, California, USA; LLB from Sambalpur University and Diploma in Financial Management from IGNOU.

The most attributable features of Shri Biswal having been bestowed upon the present responsibilities are his flair in financial fundamentals; updated knowledge base and knack in business networking. Shri Biswal started his career with Coal India Limited in 1985. Later he joined Orissa Electricity Regulatory Commission at Director level in 1997. In 2004, he was appointed as Chief (Finance), Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (at the level of Joint Secretary to the Government of India). In CERC, he played a key role in formulation of Tariff Regulations 2009-14 and formation of new company called POSOCO to take care of System Operation and Load Dispatch activities. He also acted as Internal Financial Advisor in CERC as an added responsibility.

Prior to joining NTPC, he was Director (Finance) in Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) since October 2010. In MCL, he was responsible for the entire Financial Management of the company including treasury, investments, accounting, internal control systems, budgetary controls and corporate governance. He played a pivotal role in making MCL as second largest coal company in India in terms of production and profitability. His astute financial acumen resulted in optimum utilization of funds amounting to Rs.15,000 crore earning interest revenue at the rate of 10%, reduction in debtors position to just 4 days, settlement of old Income Tax cases, thereby enabling MCL to achieve highest ever Profits during his tenure. Besides Coal production, he took various initiatives towards diversification of business like setting up Thermal Power Generation Plant, Solar Plant, entering into Transmission business and developing logistics for coal evacuation.

At personal, professional as well as business level, Sri Biswal strongly believes in “Social Responsibility” and he has proven his leadership by ensuring peace through his involvement in various and social philanthropic activities. Apart from being a successful Financial Expert, his highly demonstrated poetic skill is one of the hallmarks of his reflective mind set and down-to-earth personality. He has travelled many countries and delivered talks and presented on various Forum on the regulatory aspects of Electricity.

With rich and varied experience of 28 years in Corporate Finance Management particularly in Coal & Power Sectors, he has taken over the charge of Director (Finance), NTPC Limited on 9th December 2013.


Shri Pradeep Kumar, aged 52 years, an Indian Administrative Service Officer of Kerala Cadre, is B. Tech in Electronics, MBA, Master Diploma in Public Administration and Governance and M. Phil in Social Sciences.

During his illustrious career of 26 years as IAS officer, he has held various administrative positions in the areas of Revenue, Finance, Transport, Shipping, Inland Water Transportation, Water Resources, Irrigation, Food and Civil Supplies, Consumer Affairs, Environment and Forests. Prior to joining as Joint Secretary & Financial Adviser, Ministry of Power, he was Principal Secretary, Environment and Forest Department, Government of Kerala.


Shri G. Sai Prasad, aged 47 years is a graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, (IIT), Delhi and a post-graduate in International Development Policy from Duke University, USA. Shri Prasad is an Indian Administrative Service Officer of Andhra Pradesh Cadre (1991 batch).

During his illustrious career of 22 years as IAS officer, he has held various administrative positions in the areas of administration, land revenue, transport, energy, power and urban development in the State of Andhra Pradesh. Prior to joining as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Power, he was the CMD of Central Power Distribution Company Andhra Pradesh Limited and the Eastern Power Distribution Company of AP Limited and he was also Vice Chairman & Housing Commissioner, Housing Department, AP Housing Board, Hyderabad. Presently, he is holding the additional charge of CMD of NHPC Limited.


Shri S. B. Ghosh Dastidar joined the Indian Railway Traffic Service in 1969 after completing his Bachelor of Engineering (Mech.) from Calcutta University. During distinguished career almost four decades, Shri Dastidar oversaw the introduction of many new ideas and innovations in Railways. Shri Dastidar retired as Member Traffic / Railway Board & Ex-officio Secretary to Govt. of India, Ministry of Railways, New Delhi. As Chairman of Container Corporation of India Ltd. (CONCOR), Indian Railways Catering & Tourism Corporation Ltd (IRCTC), Pipavav Railway Corporation Lrd, and Executive Committee of Canter for Railway Information System (CRIS), he has vast experience in area of Planning, Human Resource Development, Marketing, Project Management, Operations, Management, Finance and Industrial Relationship. Over 37 years of experience on Indian Railways, he held various prestigious posts including Member Traffic, General Manager, Chief Operational Manager, Divisional Railway Manager etc. He played a pivotal role in the Indian Railway.

He was awarded "Padam Shri" by Government of India for his outstanding contribution in Indian Railways.


Shri Rajib Sekhar Sahoo is a practicing Chartered Accountant born on 1st July, 1962. He qualified as CA in the year 1987. He is one of the Principal partner of M/s.SRB & Associates, Chartered Accountants.

At present he is a Director in NTPC Limited a Maharatna Company of Govt. of India, Hindustan Zinc Limited and THDC India Limited (Tehri Hydro Development Corporation India Limited) appointed by the Appointment Committee of Cabinet, Govt. of India.

He is a member of Task Force on MoU Deptt. Of Public Enterprise Govt. of India for the year 2011-12 and 2012-13. He is a member of Sri Jagannath Temple Managing Committee, Puri appointed by Govt. of Odisha as an Independent Member. He is an Independent Trustee of Odisha Urban Infrastructure Development Fund (OUIDF) appointed by Govt. of Odisha. He is a member of Fee Structure Committee for Professional Educational Institutions of Odisha appointed as per the direction of Supreme Court of India chaired by a Retd. High Court Judge since 2007. He is the treasure of The Indus Entrepreneur (TIE) having head quarter in Silicon Valley, USA.

He was Trustee in Paradip Port Trust from the year 2008-10. He was Director in Andhra Bank from July, 2008 to July,2011. During his Tenure in Andhra Bank he was Chairman of the Audit Committee and Member of Risk Management Committee. He was the chairman of Indo-American Chamber of Commerce for the year 2008-10.


Shri Ajit M. Nimbalkar is a retired Indian Administrative Service Officer of 1967 Batch, Maharashtra Cadre. He is M.A. in Political Science & Public Administration. He has over 37 years of experience as IAS and has held several positions at the District, State and Central Levels. He worked in different fields which included sugar industry of Maharashtra, upliftment of Labour in State and Central Level, generation & distribution of power, gas distribution, infrastructure in Mumbai. He retired as Chief Secretary, Maharashtra in May 2004. Subsequently, after retirement, in order to utilise his services for infrastructure development, he was appointed as Advisor to the State Government from June 2004 to March 2005. From August 2005 and till August 2011, he served as the first Chairman of the newly enacted Maharashtra Water Resources Regulatory Authority, a qausi-judicial post. Shri Nimbalkar has taken over the charge as Non-Official Part-time Director on the Board of NTPC on 20.01.2012.


Shri S.R. Upadhyay is B.Sc (Hons.) (Mining) from Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad. He has obtained 1st Class Mines Managership Certificate of Competency (Coal), 1975. He has retired as Chairman & Managing Director, Mahanadi Coalfields Limited. He has wide experience in the area of coal mining. He has contributed a lot in introducing systems of working and capacity utilisation through use of new and technology-savvy techniques. He was pioneer in making turnaround of productivity from stagnant or low productivity/ profits to highest ever production or huge profits. He has published papers on Use of Long Wall Method of work at shallow depth at Jhanra and on Dealing with fire in Long Wall face. He is Independent Director on the Board of Northern Coalfield Limited and a consultant of Power Finance Corporation Consulting Limited. He is life Member of IMMA, MGMI and was also member of prestigious Board of Mining Examinations of the Director General of Mines Safety, GOI, while in service. Shri Upadhyay has taken over the charge as Non-Official Part-time Director on the Board of NTPC on 20.01.2012.


Ms. Homai A. Daruwalla is a qualified Chartered Accountant. In her career in Banking, spanning more than three decades, she has worked in various capacities in Union Bank of India, Oriental Bank of Commerce and retired as Chairman & Managing Director of Central Bank of India in December 2008. During her tenure as CMD of Central Bank of India, bank had undergone radical changes by rejuvenating the working of the Bank through series of bold initiatives, which yielded positive results for the Bank. She ensured introduction of innovative products to cater the requirements of its multi-cultural clients. Her main areas of concern included HRD, Technological upgradations matching industry levels, Business Process Reengineering with active participation from field and customizing the products/ services as well as systems and procedures to match the market requirements. She also handled prestigious assignment as Region of India Director on the Board of 'The Institute of Internal Auditors', Florida, USA. During her tenure, Central Bank of India was awarded 'National Award for Excellence in Medium and Small Enterprise Lending for the year 2007-08 in recognition of the Bank's outstanding performance in lending to Medium and Small Enterprise Sector. Ms. Daruwalla is also a recipient of many awards.


Shri Anol Nath Chatterji is graduated from Presidency College, University of Calcutta, with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Chemistry. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Comprehensive Audit Foundation, Ottawa. Shri Chatterji joined the Indian Audit and Accounts Service in 1974. He has held several important posts during his career. These include Director of Audit, Department of Atomic Energy and Space, Accountant General Himachal Pradesh, Principal Director of Audit, Ordnance Factories and Principal Director of Audit, Railways. He has worked in the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India as Asst. CAG (Personnel), Principal Director, International Relations and as Director General, Performance Audit. He has been Director General of the National Academy of Audit and Accounts, Shimla and later became Director of the National Institute of Financial Management, Faridabad. Shri Chatterji has been Additional Deputy CAG responsible for audit of Autonomous Bodies and State Commercial Enterprises. He was promoted as Deputy CAG and was responsible for the audit of Indian Railways, Local Bodies and the Accounts of the States. Concurrently he was also Chairman Audit Board responsible for the Audit of all Central Public Sector Undertakings. Immediately prior to his retirement Shri Chatterji was Deputy CAG responsible for the administration of the whole Indian Audit and Accounts Department. He was also responsible for all Professional Practices in the Department and was Chairman of the Govt. Accounting Standards Advisory Board. Currently, he serves as a member of the Independent Advisory and Oversight Committee of the World Intellectual Property Organisation, Geneva and member of the Quality Review Board constituted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs under the Chartered Accountants Act.


Shri Sushil Khanna is Fellow of Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C). He is Professor of Economics and Strategic Management at IIM-C since 1991. He has been visiting Professor in various Universities and institutes abroad. His past positions included Member, Task Force on New Industrial Policy, Govt. of Kerala, Chairman, Kerala Financial Corp. Member, Management Studies Board of All India Council for Technical Education etc. He has published several articles and chapters in the books on the topics relating to Industrial Policy, Industrial Economics, Strategic Management and Management of Services. His recent studies/ Consultancy assignments include study of Government/ Public Sector, Private Sector and Civil Society. He is currently, Member, Board for Reconstruction of Public Sector Enterprises, and Independent Director on the Board of Oil India, Shipping Corp of India and Nicco Internet Ventures Limited.


Dr. Alwyn Didar Singh, IAS is Masters in Social Science and M.A. in History, Political Thought. He also holds Ph.D. in Policy and Strategy of Electronic Commerce. He retired as Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs. During his career, he has held various posts including as Additional Secretary, Member (Finance), National Highways Authority of India, Department of Road Transport and Highways; and Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and in Ministry of Commerce (Foreign Trade). Dr. Singh has hands-on-experience in the area of e-commerce and management, having been Managing Director of two Information Technology enterprises in Punjab i.e. Punjab Electronics and ESPL and also MD of MCCL (Meghalaya Cement) and MD of Meghalaya Tourism. He has also been Nominee Director on the Boards of BHEL, HMT, EPI, HEC, Cement Corporation of India, Andrew Yule. He is an expert in e-commerce and ICT development; trade and PPP. He has presented a number of papers and authored books on e-commerce and trade.

Dr. A. Didar Singh has taken the charge as Non-Official Part-time Director (Independent Director) on the Board of NTPC w.e.f. 23.08.2012.


Shri Prashant Mehta, aged 61 years, an Indian Administrative Services Officer of Madhya Pradesh Cadre, is a graduate in Science and post-graduate in Physics from University of Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. He retired as Director General, Academy of Administration, Bhopal, Government of Madhya Pradesh in November 2011. During his illustrious career of 36 years as IAS officer, he had held various administrative positions in Madhya Pradesh Government departments including education, civil aviation, railways, revenue, mines, forests, etc. He had been actively associated with MP Cricket Association and had been Chairman, Organising Committee for One-day International Cricket matches from 1996 to 2011 at Gwalior. Presently, he is Vice-President of Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association, Executive President of the Gwalior Division Cricket Association and also the Chairman of WWF (Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh). He had been Managing Director of Kailaras Sugar Factory Morena and Government Nominee Director on the Board of NALCO, BALCO, Hindustan Zinc Limited and Hindustan Diamonds Limited.

Shri Prashant Mehta has taken the charge as Non-Official Part-time Director (Independent Director) on the Board of NTPC w.e.f. 30.07.2013.


Shri M.R.P Rao is Bachelor of Engineering in Mining (Gold Medalist) from Osmania University, Hyderabad in 1983. After a stint of about 04 years as Production Incharge in Singareni Collieries Co. Ltd. (SCCL), he joined Indian Forest Service in 1986 batch. He has held various important positions in Forest Deptt. Uttar Pradesh. He has taken over as Chief Vigilance Officer in NTPC.