New Delhi: Adhipnath Palchaudhuri is set to be new Director (Service Business) in Balmer Lawrie & Company Limited, a Miniratna PSU under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. Palchaudhuri’s name has been recommended by a Public Enterprise Selection Board (PESB) panel on Thursday. He is currently serving as Vice President in the same organisation.
Palchaudhuri will be taking charge after necessary clearances in February 2020. The incumbent director K Swaminathan is superannuating in January 2020. Palchaudhuri has been selected from the list of 10 candidates who were interviewed in the selection meeting. A total of six candidates who were on the list were from the Balmer Lawrie and others were from Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL), Indian Railways Service of Electrical Engineering and one who was in the list was from the Indian Army.
About Balmer Lawrie & Company Limited
Balmer Lawrie & Company Limited is a partnership firm founded on February 1, 1867, in Kolkata, by two Scotsmen: George Stephen Balmer and Alexander Lawrie. BL products include steel barrels, industrial greases, speciality lubricants, corporate travel and logistics services. It has a presence in performance chemicals and logistics infrastructure. It is the largest manufacturer of steel barrels in India. The company is headquartered in Kolkata and has offices throughout India and in Bedford in the UK.