Shri Prakash Kumar Singh, took charge as Chairman, Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) on December, 10, 2015. Prior to this assignment, Shri Singh was the Chief Executive Officer of SAIL’s Durgapur Steel Plant. 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, Shri Singh started his career at 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, Shri 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. He has the right blend of technical expertise and leadership abilities.
A firm believer in employee empowerment and nurturing talents, Shri Singh has undergone various specialized training programs in India and abroad. He had his training on operations management in Austria and has undergone training on advanced management in UK and France. His motivational leadership is unique and 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.
Shri. Singh has been an accomplished sportsman and was the captain of the hockey team of the university. He is also a keen music enthusiast and is an avid reader of novels and management books. He is an avid reader and has contributed many technical papers on emerging technologies and challenges in steel industry.
He has been conferred with various awards viz. ‘Jawahar’ award for outstanding performance at ISP, Burnpur. ‘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.