Mr B.N. Singh, Executive Director Incharge, Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP), and Mr V.K. Srivastava, Executive Director (Works), Bokaro Steel Plant (BSL), of SAIL, have respectively assumed charge as Managing Director of RSP and BSL. In their careers spanning over three decades, both Mr Singh and Mr Srivastava have spearheaded various key projects of the company as accomplished technocrats and dedicated managers.
V.K. Srivastava B.N. Singh
An eminent metallurgist and iron making expert, Mr Singh is credited for improving the productivity of blast furnaces in RSP, which he joined in 1972. In 1996, he was transferred as Deputy General Manager (Iron) at IISCO, where he was promoted as General Manager in 1998. Mr Singh was transferred back to RSP in 2000 as Principal Head of Iron Zone, covering blast furnaces, sinter plants and Ore Bedding & Blending Plant. Subsequently, he was elevated to the post of Executive Director and became head of SAIL’s Environment Management Division in Kolkata in 2003. In October the same year, Mr Singh was posted as Executive Director Incharge of SAIL’s Raw Materials Division in Kolkata. In March 2006, he went back to RSP as Executive Director Incharge.
Mr Srivastava, on the other hand, has been a Bokaro man all along. A mechanical engineer from Roorkee University, he joined BSL’s Hot Strip Mill (HSM) in 1973. Steadily rising in the ranks, he was inducted into the core group of SAIL looking after Bokaro Steel Plant’s modernisation in the mid-1990s. Promoted as General Manager (HSM) in 1999, Mr Srivastava was given additional responsibility of BSL’s Cold Rolling Mill in 2002. He was promoted as Executive Director (Works) of BSL in 2003.
Both Mr Srivastava and Mr Singh are associated with a number of professional bodies. While Mr Srivastava is a fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India), member of the Institution of Plant Engineers and council member of the Indian Institute of Metals, Mr Singh is a life-member of the Indian Institute of Metals and the All India Management Association and is the recipient of the Outstanding Engineers Award given by the Institution of Engineers.