New Delhi: State-owned NMDC Limited said in a regulatory filing on Monday that the Ministry of Steel has appointed Amitava Mukherjee as the CMD of the company for three months with effect from Monday till May 31 or, till regular incumbent joins the post, or until further orders, whichever is the earliest. Currently, Mukherjee is serving as the Director (Finance) of the company, it said.
The filing also noted, "None of the other Directors on the Board of NMDC Limited are related to Amitava Mukherjee." Futher, it said that he is not debarred from holding the office of Director by virtue of any SEBI order or any other such authority.
Amitava Mukherjee belongs to the 1995 Batch of Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS). He is also a Cost Accountant and holds master's degree in commerce. He spearheaded implementation of ERP (S4/HANA) and has been driving other digitalisation initiatives like, mine transportation and surveillance system, fleet management system.
Under his stewardship, the demerger of NMDC Steel Ltd from NMDC Ltd was completed in time bound manner and shares of NSL were listed in stock exchange on February 20. Project Management, digital initiatives, and policy formulation are his forte.
He has led the Australia operations of NMDC to pre-production stage (Gold) and also finalised a strategic tie up with a large international mining giant Hancock Prospecting expeditiously, monetising Iron Ore mining tenement.
Prior to joining NMDC, he was General Manager (Finance) in Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL). During his service in IRAS from 19967 -2016, he held key position in the Eastern Railways. Before joining IRAS, he worked in Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) from 1994-1997.
He has received "FE CEO of the Year Award" from Financial Express for the year 2022 in the Large Manufacturing Industry Category. Also, CII has recognised him as Leading CFO of the year 2022 under the sectorial category of Industrial Manufacturing. He received the National Award for outstanding services during the year 2006 during his tenure in Indian Railways. He is on the Board of nine subsidiaries/ associate/joint venture Companies of NMDC. He also holds the position of Chairman in BRPL.
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