Dr SK Jha set to be new CMD of MIDHANI
New Delhi: Dr Sanjay Kumar Jha is set to be new Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited (MIDHANI), a Hyderabad based Miniratna PSU under the Ministry of Defence. Dr Jha's name has been recommended by a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) panel on Tuesday. He is currently serving as Director (Production & Marketing) in the same organisation.
Dr Jha has been selected for the post of new CMD of MIDHANI from the list of six candidates who were interviewed by the selection panel. A total of two candidates who were on the list were from Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) and others were from HLL Lifecare Limited, Security Printing and Minting Corporation of India Limited and Indian Railways Service of Mechanical Engineers.
Dr Jha is a metallurgical engineering graduate from NIT Jamshedpur of 1988 batch. After completing his engineering he had joined 32nd batch of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) training school. Later, due to his interest in the production area, he joined Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC), Hyderabad and was posted in extrusion and piercing plant (EPP).
At NFC, under his leadership, for the first time simulation and modelling of "difficult to hot work" Inconel 718, Titanium full alloy, PT-7M, PT-3B Inconel 690, Incoloy 800 were carried out successfully.
He had also played important role in producing Titanium half alloy and full alloy tube in different sizes for Light Combat Aircraft and PSLV application, Simulation and modelling of two dissimilar metals for superconductor applications which is being used for the development of fusion technology.