New Delhi: Santosh Kumar Jha is set to be next Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL), a PSU under the Ministry of Railways. He has been recommended for the post by the Public Enterprises Selection Panel (PESB) panel on Thursday. Presently, he is serving as Director (Operations & Commercial) in the same organisation.
Jha has been recommended for the post of CMD of Konkan Railways from a list of five candidates, who were interviewed by the PESB selection panel in its selection meeting held on November 2. The candidates who were on the list were each one from Bridge & Roof Company (India) Ltd., IRCON International Ltd, Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RVNL) and Indian Railways Service of Electrical Engineering
Jha is an Indian Railway Traffic Services (IRTS) officer of 1992-batch. He holds M. Sc. (Geology) from Lucknow University and an MBA (Marketing) from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. He has rich experience over 28 years of experience in operations, infrastructure planning and business development. He has hands on experience as head of operations on major divisions of Indian Railways.
As CMD of Konkan Railways, Jha will be the Chief Executive of the corporation and will be accountable to its Board of Directors and the Government. He will be responsible for the efficient functioning of the corporation for achieving its corporate objectives and performance parameters.