New Delhi: Dr Nalin Shinghal assumed charge as Chairman and Managing Director of India’s largest engineering and manufacturing enterprise, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) on Tuesday.
Shinghal’s career graph
Prior to joining BHEL, he was the CMD of Central Electronics Limited (CEL). He joined CEL in 2013 as CMD, when the company was facing chronic financial sickness with almost 90 percent net worth eroded. Under his visionary leadership, CEL was successfully turned around into a profit-making company which has widened its profits in the past six years. In his long career span of over 30 years, he has undertaken various assignments in the private & public sectors and the government. He has worked with the Indian Railways Traffic Service (IRTS) in various capacities in Operations, Commercial & Marketing functions and also with PSUs like CONCOR, IRCTC and CEL. He has also worked with the Long Range Decision Support group of the Ministry of Railways.
IRCTC achieved Miniratna status under Shinghal
During his term with IRCTC as Director of Tourism & Marketing, the company attained Miniratna status and achieved rapid growth. In IRCTC, he headed Internet Ticketing as well as Travel & Tourism businesses where he had put in place infrastructure and distribution channels for taking the e-ticketing business from 20,000 tickets per day to almost 5 lakh tickets per day.
Shinghal has a B Tech degree (Electrical Engg) from IIT-Delhi and PGDM from IIM (Calcutta). He has been a Commonwealth Scholar and is a PhD in Transport Economics from the University of Leeds, UK. He has published a number of articles in leading national and international journals in the areas of transport economics and logistics. He has also been associated with various professional bodies in eminent positions.
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