S Sundaram set to be next Director (Projects) of NTPC

The PESB panel has recommended the name of Shanmugha Sundaram for the post of Director (Projects) of NTPC Limited on Thursday
S Sundaram set to be next Director (Projects) of NTPC
S Sundaram set to be next Director (Projects) of NTPC

New Delhi: Shanmugha Sundaram is set to be next Director (Projects) of NTPC Limited, a Maharatna PSU under the Ministry of Power. He has been recommended for the post by the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) panel on Thursday. Presently, he is serving as Head of Project at NTPC Kaniha, Odisha.

The Director's (Projects) post in NTPC will fall vacant on December 1. Currently, Ujjwal Kanti Bhattacharya is serving as Director (Projects) of NTPC.

Sundaram has been recommended for the post of Director (Projects) of NTPC Limited from a list of 11 candidates, who were interviewed by the PESB selection panel in its selection meeting held on July 13. Out of 11 candidates, 6 candidates were from NTPC and one each from NHPC Limited, SJVN Limited, Power Grid, Indian Railways Service of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME) and Indian Railways Service of Electrical Engineering (IRSEE).

Sundaram is a veteran power professional and has rich experience of over 34 years in the power sector. He joined NTPC in 1988 and started his career as an Executive Trainee from Badarpur. He has served the Maharatna in various capacities. Prior to joining NTPC Kaniha, Sundaram was posted as the Head of the Project at Baruni Thermal Power Station, Bihar.

As Director (Projects) of NTPC, Sundaram will be a member of Board of Directors and reports to the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD). He will be responsible for achieving excellence in Techno-economical aspects of Power Plant Engineering and execution, and other related technical activities of the company. He will also ensure the effective utilization of potential and expertise available in the company through consultancy services and Joint Ventures in domestic and international markets.

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