New Delhi: Sanjai Kumar is set to be the next Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of RailTel Corporation of India (RailTel), a Miniratna PSU under the Ministry of Railways. He has been recommended for the post by the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) panel on Tuesday. Presently, he is serving as Director (Network Planning & Marketing) in the same organisation.
Kumar has been recommended for the post of CMD of RailTel from a list of seven candidates, who were interviewed by the PESB panel in its selection meeting held on July 5. There were a total of three candidates, including Kumar, who were on the list, were from RailTel, two candidates each from BSNL and RVNL.
Kumar is an engineering graduate. He holds a bachelor's degree in electronic and telecommunication engineering from the University of Allahabad and a post-graduate diploma in management from Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon. He is an officer of the Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers (IRSSE) and joined the service on November 30, 1992. While working as an officer of IRSSE, he joined RailTel on a deputation basis on March 19, 2002, and subsequently was made a regular employee of RailTel from August 12, 2008. He has over 27 years of experience working as an officer of IRSSE including over 18 years of experience of managing projects and marketing departments in RailTel.
As CMD of RailTel, Kumar will be the chief executive of the company and will be accountable to its board of directors, government and shareholders. He will also be responsible for the efficient functioning of the company for achieving its corporate objectives and performance parameters.