New Delhi: Ratish Kumar has been given additional charge of the post of Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of NHPC Limited on January 1. He is currently serving as Director (Projects) in the same organisation. He has been given additional charge of CMD of NHPC Limited upon the superannuation of Balraj Joshi on December 31, 2019. Joshi was serving as CMD of NHPC since September 22, 2017. Kumar will now serve as CMD of NHPC till the appointment of a regular incumbent or until the further order whichever is earlier, an official order said.
Kumar holds a BTech degree in Electrical Engineering from GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar. He joined NHPC in October 1982 as a Trainee Engineer.
During his tenure with NHPC, he contributed to NHPC’s development by serving in various capacities. His vast experience in power sector includes hydro as well as solar and wind renewable energy projects. He has immensely contributed in the area of design, operation & management of hydropower stations, contracts, project monitoring and business development etc.
Kumar has over 37 years of experience in NHPC where he has climbed the professional ladder with the utmost sense of responsibility, ethics and dedication.
NHPC Limited is a hydropower generation PSU under the administrative control of the Ministry of Power. Earlier it was known as National Hydroelectric Power Corporation. The company was incorporated in the year 1975 with an authorised capital of Rs 2,000 million and with an objective to plan, promote and organise an integrated and efficient development of hydroelectric power in all aspects.