Dr. Ganesh Vishwakarma took over charge as Director (Projects & Business Planning), SAIL on December 31, 2015.
Dr. G. Vishwakarma is BE in Mechanical Engineering. He is also a Graduate in Industrial Engineering, ME in Environment Science & Engineering and PG Diploma in Business Management, PG Diploma in Alternate Dispute Resolution and PhD in Project Management.
Dr. Vishwakarma joined SAIL in January 1982 as Management Trainee (Technical) and was posted in Coke Ovens & Coal Chemicals Department, where he worked in different sections like Operations, Heating & Regulations and Capital Repair group. He steadily rose to the position of AGM before exploring options outside SAIL in 2006.
He has been associated with Steel sector in India for nearly 34 years at Senior Executive positions. He has vast experience at Steel Plant Projects, Operations & Management, executing large green field Projects like Integrated Steel Plants, Coal, Coke & Coal Chemicals Processing, Blast Furnace, Rolling mills, Steel melt shops, Power Plant, Gas and coal based DRI and Coke Ovens Plant.
Prior to joining SAIL, he was heading the upcoming 3-MTPA green field Steel Plant in Chhattisgarh State as Executive Director, NMDC Steel Ltd. (NSL).
Apart from SAIL and NMDC he has experience of working with Jindal Stainless Ltd (JSL) and Ispat Industries Ltd.
He has published papers in International Journals and is a Life Fellow Member of “Institution of Engineers (India)”, “Indian Institution of Industrial Engineers” and “Indian Institute of Metals”.
His key areas of strength include capability to take challenges, exceptional Human relations, innovation, responsibility, self-motivation and flexibility and a result oriented team leader & team builder.