New Delhi, 10 December, 2015: Mr. Prakash Kumar Singh, 57, has taken charge as Chairman, Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) today. Prior to this assignment, Mr. Singh was the Chief Executive Officer of SAIL’s Durgapur Steel Plant, a position he took over in 2012. Earlier this year in July, 2015, he was also given the additional charge of CEO, IISCO Steel Plant.
A distinguished alumnus of IIT, Roorkee in Metallurgical Engineering, Mr. Singh started his career in Bokaro Steel Plant in 1980. During his career in SAIL, he could bring about significant improvements within short span of time in plants like ISP, BSL, BSP and DSP. By virtue of his leadership qualities he steadily rose to the position of the CEO, Durgapur Steel Plant in May, 2012. A technocrat par excellence, Mr. Singh is regarded as an expert in blast furnace technology and operations. He has also multifaceted experience ranging from planning, manufacturing, execution, quality control, supply chain and administration. With right blend of technical expertise and his leadership abilities, SAIL will benefit by way of faster stabilization and ramping up of its new facilities.
A firm believer in employee empowerment and nurturing talents, Shri Singh has undergone various specialized training programs in India and abroad. His motivational leadership is unique and beyond comparison. He has a natural flair for nurturing and cultivating innovation and out-of-the-box thinking. His business acumen in identifying new business opportunities for accelerated growth is commendable. Under his able leadership SAIL will gain new heights.
He has been conferred with various awards viz. ‘Jawahar’ award for outstanding performance at ISP, Burrnpur. ‘Industry Leader’ award conferred by CMERI (CSIR), Durgapur, ‘Industry Leadership’ award conferred by the Institution of Engineers, Durgapur, ‘Best CEO’ award for the Eastern region conferred by the Quality Circle Forum of India, Durgapur Chapter.
He is an avid reader and has contributed many technical papers on emerging technologies and challenges in steel industry.