NTPC's Board of Directors guides the overall philosophy and direction of the organisation and has a united vision...
"TO BE THE WORLD’S LEADING POWER COMPANY, ENERGIZING INDIA’S GROWTH."
NTPC's Board of Directors guides the overall philosophy and direction of the organisation and has a united vision...
"TO BE THE WORLD’S LEADING POWER COMPANY, ENERGIZING INDIA’S GROWTH."
Shri Gurdeep Singh, DIN: 00307037, aged 51 years, is a Mechanical Engineer. He has over 28 years of experience in power generation sector. He started his career with NTPC Limited and has worked at various levels both in Indian and Multi-national Companies namely Powergen, CLP, IDFC, CESC and AES. He has worked in different areas of Power Sector ranging from business development, projects and operations.
Prior to joining NTPC, Shri Singh was Managing Director, Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited.
Shri Kulamani Biswal (aged 57 years), (DIN: 03318539), a Commerce & Law Graduate; Fellow in Cost Accountancy and MBA from New Port University, California, USA has rich exposure of 33 years in the entire value chain of Energy sector - Coal, Power and Regulatory affairs. Sh. Biswal started his career in Coal India Limited where he worked for 12 years as a young, dynamic professional, & gained insights in primary energy business. Then he moved to State Electricity Regulatory Commission – OERC where he witnessed the major reforms in power sector including unbundling of SEBs and assets segregation among generation, transmission & distribution utilities. After serving for 7 years in SERC, Sh. Biswal joined Central Regulator, i.e. CERC in Oct 2004. He went back to the Coal sector again in Oct 2010 at the Board level as Director (Finance) of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited for a short period of 3 years. Sh. Biswal took over the charge of Director (Finance), NTPC limited in December 2013.
In NTPC, he plays a pivotal role in providing valuable inputs to the Board for taking various strategic decisions to enable the company to achieve its Vision. He is responsible for the entire gamut of financial management of the organisation including financial resource mobilisation from domestic & global sources, optimum utilization of funds, budgetary controls, investment decisions and compilation of Accounts and Audit of the same by Statutory and Govt. Auditors.
During his stint as Director (Finance) of NTPC, some of the major achievements are raising Fund from Domestic as well as International Market at very competitive terms, including Green Masala Bonds, first ever by any Indian corporate; Innovative way of rewarding shareholders through issuance of Bonus Debentures – a first of its kind in India by any PSU, allotment and reallocation of coal blocks, production of coal from NTPC’s first coal mine, acquisition of Patratu Power station.
His able leadership and guidance has brought him and NTPC lots of laurels and awards, some of these are - Honored as ‘Fellow of World Academy of Productivity Science’, a component of Confederation of Productivity Science (WCPS) in an international function at Halifax, Canada; Felicitated by Honb'le Union Minister for Agriculture in the presence of Honb'le Minister of State (I/c) for Petroleum & Natural Gas for outstanding contribution in the field of Finance in April 17; ‘The Best CMA-CFO’ by The Institute of Cost Accountants of India, 'CFO of the Year' Award by EPC World with E&Y as their knowledge partner, GSBA-Top Rankers Excellence Award 2015 – 'Financial Pride of India', 'BT-STAR PSU Director Finance of the Year' Award, 'Excellence in Financial Reporting' award to NTPC for the year 2013-14 by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, 'Golden Peacock Global Award' for the excellence in Corporate Governance in the year 2014, Corporate Governance Excellence award 2014-15 by Assocham India.
Shri Saptarshi Roy has taken over the charge as Director (HR), NTPC with effect from forenoon of 1st November 2016.
Shri Saptarshi Roy (56 years) is graduate in Electrical Engg.. He has had a career spanning over 36 years of outstanding contribution in the Company in various positions including those of Regional Executive Director (North) and ER-I Regions as well as Executive Director (Corporate Planning) besides that of Head of HR at Projects and Corporate Office. He made major contributions in the HR framework of the Company by introducing various innovative ideas like securing the position of NTPC as the Best Company to work for since 2008.
He also played a critical role as HR Head in managing transition and people integration issues during acquisition of old assets and turning them around into successful ventures. He acted as catalyst in ensuring healthy and productive employee relations climate conducive for growth. He has been actively involved in negotiating long term wage settlement in the past.
As Director (HR), he is overall responsible for the activities relating to Human Resource Management of NTPC.
Shri Anand Kumar Gupta (DIN: 07269906) (aged 56 years) is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from Moti Lal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad. He has a career spanning over 36 years of outstanding contribution in the Company in various positions including those of Executive Director – incharge of Commercial and Executive Director (Engineering). He also headed Business Development Department of NTPC as well as headed plant operations and maintenance at station. He made major contributions in development of international business for NTPC, evolving commercial strategies for changing business scenario, development of new projects and improving plant operations.
As Director (Commercial), he will be responsible for the activities relating to Commercial, International and Domestic Business development and Consultancy business of NTPC.
Shri Susanta Kumar Roy (DIN: 07940997) (aged 58 years) is a Mechanical Engineering Graduate from REC, Durgapur. He joined NTPC in 1981 as Executive Trainee. He is having more than 36 years of experience in large size coal power Stations in the area of operation, maintenance and project construction. He was associated in managing largest station of the country at Vindhyachal. He has worked at Korba, Unchahar, Singrauli, Rihand and Vindhyachal stations.
Shri Roy’s experience in power sector include 10 years of senior management level as O&M Head and Business Unit Head of NTPC’s largest stations at Korba and Vindhyachal.
He has also worked as Executive Director (Operation Services) at Corporate Centre and was responsible for operation and maintenance of entire operating capacity of NTPC (51000+MW) including thermal, hydro and renewable to meet almost 20% generating capacity of the country.
As Director (Projects), he shall be responsible for planning and implementation of pre-award and post-award activities related to Thermal, Hydro and international JVs, analyzing and identifying bottlenecks and critical issues and suggesting corrective actions for their timely resolution.
Shri Prasant Kumar Mohapatra (DIN: 07800722) (aged 58 years) graduated in Mechanical Engineering from REC Rourkela in the year 1980. He joined NTPC in 1980 as an Executive Trainee and has more than 37 years of experience from concept to commissioning of power plants. Sh. Mohapatra started his career with Corporate Engineering Department and later moved to Talcher Super Thermal Plant where he served in Mechanical Erection and Turbine Maintenance. As Head of Maintenance and later on as head of O&M, he spearheaded several critical R&M activities at Talcher Thermal Power Plant. As head of O&M at Vindhyachal (3260MW), he was responsible for commissioning of new units as well as R&M of 200MW units.
Sh. Mohapatra served as Business Unit Head at Kawas Gas Project, Sipat, Kahalgaon and Ramagundam. It was under his leadership that the first three 660MW super-critical units of NTPC were commissioned and declared commercial within a short span of 10 months. He had also headed Western Region –II of NTPC where he handled large portfolio of coal based and solar based plants both under construction and operation stages. Prior to joining the NTPC board, he worked as ED (Technical) at the Corporate Centre.
As Director (Technical), Shri Mohapatra shall be responsible for investment approval of projects, complete engineering during the development of the project, engineering support during O&M phase of the station and engineering for R&M of NTPC’s aged power stations for enhancing life and efficiency of power plant, for the entire portfolio of NTPC i.e Thermal, Hydro, Renewable. He shall also be responsible for R & D activities through NETRA (NTPC Energy Technology and Research Alliance), information technology function and Enterprise Resource Planning.
Shri Mohapatra is also Part-Time Director on the Board of Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Company Limited and Patratu Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited.
Shri Prakash Tiwari, (DIN: 08003157) (aged about 58 years), Director (Operations) NTPC, is a Mechanical Engineering Graduate from NIT Raipur. He joined NTPC as 6th batch Executive Trainee in 1981. He has an illustrious career spanning over 37 years of outstanding contribution in management of large size plants in the area of power plant operation & maintenance and in project construction as a Professional Manager, Strategic Planner and a Business Leader. He has led several initiatives for achieving operational excellence of Plants.
Shri Tiwari’s experience in power sector includes more than 7 years at senior management level as a “Business Unit Head” of NTPC Stations i.e Unchahar, Korba and Solapur. Prior to elevation to the post of Director (Operations), he was working as ED (Operations) & was looking after all activities related to operation of NTPC power plants.
Shri Tiwari is also Part-Time Director on the Board of NTPC Tamil Nadu Energy Company Ltd. (NTECL) and Kanti Bijlee Utpadan Nigam Ltd. (KBUNL).
As Director (Operations), NTPC, he shall be responsible for overall planning for smooth & safe operation of all NTPC power generating stations of more than 51000 MW capacity and also for fuel security & environment compliance of all Power Plants.
Ms Archana Agrawal, (Aged 51 years) is a 1990 batch, Indian Administrative Services Officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre. She holds a Post Graduate Degree in Political Science, Master degree in Business Administration with specialization in Financial Management and Bachelor degree in Arts in History, Public Administration and Political Science. In addition, she has been well trained in diverse areas of Public administration and Management in a number of reputed national and international institutions.
During her illustrious career as an IAS officer, she has held various key administrative positions in Uttar Pradesh Government like:-
Ms. Archana Agrawal has been appointed as Government Nominee Director by the Board of Directors w.e.f. 7th August, 2018.
Dr. Gauri Trivedi, aged 55 years,M.A. (Political Science) from JNU, Delhi, M. Phil (Soviet Studies), JNU, Delhi, Doctorate in Philosophy from Institute of Social & Economic Change, Bangalore and Institute of Development Studies, Mysore and PGPPM from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore. During her illustrious career, she had held number of administrative posts in Karnataka including Assistant Commissioner, Joint Director (Commerce and Industry), Chief Secretary/ Director (Rural Development and Panchayati Raj), Deputy Commissioner (Excise), Joint Registrar of Cooperative Societies. She had also been General Manager (Handloom & Handicrafts Export Corporation), Director of Tea Promotion (WANA), Managing Director (HESCOM), a power distribution company, Managing Director (Karnataka State Food & Civil Supplies Corporation), Secretary to Government, Revenue Department, Govt. of Karnataka and Secretary to the Governor of Karnataka.
In August 2007, Dr. Gauri Trivedi took Voluntary Retirement from the Government of India due to her personal reasons.
After VRS, she was Vice President RRL and Director SIRD. She had been guest faculty in a number of reputed institutes teaching governance, public policy, rural planning and management.
She is currently guest faculty at IIM, Sardar Patel Institute of Public Administration, CEPT, Ahmedabad and Consultant AIILSG. She teaches government officers, Civil Servant aspirants, young students and NGOs the public policy, rural planning and management, current affairs and governance.
She has done a project for World Bank on Street vendors and is currently doing the project for the Government of MP on Women Beneficial Programs.
Dr. Gauri Trivedi has joined as Independent Director (Non-Official Part-time Director) on the Board of NTPC w.e.f. 18.11.2015.
Shri Seethapathy Chander, (DIN: 02336635), aged about 62 years, is B. Tech. (Electrical) from IIT, Delhi and Specialist Diploma in Business Management in Human Resources. He started his career as Executive Trainee, NTPC in February 1977 (first batch best trainee), and worked in transmission systems. He was responsible for commissioning of NTPC’s first 400kV installations and introduction of new High Voltage Direct Current transmission technology in India. He was the first Technical Assistant to the then CMD of NTPC. During this tenure, NTPC Consultancy Wing was established, transmission business of NTPC was transferred to newly incorporated Govt. Co. Powergrid Corporation of India Limited and Unchahar Thermal Power Plant was transferred from UPSEB to NTPC in a debt asset swap – a first for the sector.
He had served Asian Development Bank from 8th July 1992 to 6th April 2015 and had been advising in energy policy, planning, portfolio management, investments, ICT infrastructure development, ADB’s long-term strategy, private sector operations, public-private partnerships etc. He has travelled extensively world over for his project works and has published 63 papers.
He is currently a Senior Advisor to the President of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and Independent Director on the Boards of Tata Power Solar Company Limited and Tata Power Trading Company Limited, and an honorary Senior Advisor to the Secretary General, World Energy Council.
Shri Seethapathy Chander has joined as Independent Director (Non-Official Part-time Director) on the Board of NTPC w.e.f. 22.06.2016.
Shri M.P. Singh, (DIN:07937931), aged 62 years is M.Com and Chartered Accountant. He has wide and varied experience since 1988 in the field of accountancy, financial review and analyser.
Shri M.P. Singh does not hold any share in NTPC and is not having any inter-se relationship with any of the Directors of the Company.
Shri Pradeep Kumar Deb, IAS (DIN: 03424714), aged 64 years, has a Master Degree in Physics from St. Stephens College, Delhi University. He started his career as a Probationary officer in the State Bank of India before switching to the Indian Administrative Service in 1977. In his 37 years as an IAS officer, he had held a number of posts of crucial importance in the State of Rajasthan and in Government of India in diverse areas like Finance and Taxation, Human Resources, Agriculture and Irrigation, Home Affairs among others, before retiring as Secretary, Department of Sports in the Government of India in 2013. Prior to this posting, he was Additional Chief Secretary, Home Affairs of the Government of Rajasthan. Shri Deb considers Finance and Human Resource Development as his areas of special interest.
Shri Pradeep Kumar Deb does not hold any share in NTPC and is not having any inter-se relationship with any of the Directors of the Company.
Shri Shashi Shekhar, IAS (DIN: 07147358), aged 61 years, is B.Sc (Geology) Hons. He retired as Secretary of Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation. Prior to this, he was Additional Secretary of Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. He served as the Managing Director of Tamil Nadu Minerals Limited, Tamil Nadu Transport Development Finance Corporation, Tamil Nadu Urban Development Fund and Tamil Nadu Urban Infrastructure Financial Services Limited. He had held various senior positions in the State as well as the Central Governments. He also served as a Finance Commissioner to raise extra budgetary resources from the market. He was a Director and later Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Power from 1998 to 2003, during which period he served as a Director General of Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) in charge. He served as a Whole- Time Director of PTC India Ltd. from January 25, 2008 to January 17, 2011. He served as a Director of Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. He served as a Non-Executive Director of Indian Energy Exchange Limited. He has presented papers on sustainable power development at various international conferences.
Shri Shashi Shekhar holds 690 shares in NTPC and is not having any inter-se relationship with any of the Directors of the Company.
Shri Subhash Joshi, IPS (DIN: 07946219), aged 63 years, is B.Sc. (Hons.) in Mathematics and has graduate Diploma in Business from Curtin University, Perth Australia. He joined Indian Police Service in 1976 and retired in 2014. He served as DG, Border Security Force (BSF), DG, National Security Guard (NSG), Special DG, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Director General of Police, Uttarakhand, Additional DG, Intelligence/ Security, Uttarakhand and many other posts of Police. His area of expertise includes Human Resouce Management, Vigilance and anti-corruption, Training and Development, Public Order Management, Border Management, Intelligence and Security, General Adminstration, Public Grievance Redressal and Law.
Shri Subhash Joshi does not hold any share in NTPC and is not having any inter-se relationship with any of the Directors of the Company.
Shri Vinod Kumar, IFS (DIN: 00955992), aged 61 years, graduated in 1975 with honours in Botany and obtained his Masters Degree in Botany from Banaras Hindu University in 1977. He superannuated from the Indian Forest Service on 30th April 2016 as the Director of Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy(IGNFA) with experience of achievements over 38 years of Administration, Forest Management, Policy Analysis, Planning, Corporate Management, Tribal Development and Community Empowerment, Manpower Planning and Capacity Building with innovative contributions at Odisha State in field of Governance and Capacity Building. He had served both the Odisha Government as well as the Union Government in various capacities. His area of expertise includes Forest Governance, Biodiversity Management, Community Development & Livelihoods, Capacity Building.
Shri Vinod Kumar holds 500 shares in NTPC and is not having any inter-se relationship with any of the Directors of the Company.
Dr. K.P. Kylasanatha Pillay [aged 62 years], [DIN:08189583], a Senior Advocate in Supreme Court is a post graduate in English, post graduate in History and LL.M. He did Part-time research in the School of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi and obtained Ph.D.in law. He started practice of law in the District and Subordinate Courts of Thiruvananthapuram in 1987 and later shifted to High Court of Kerala at Ernakulam in 1990. Subsequently he shifted practice to Delhi in 2005. Presently, he appears mainly before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. He had worked as Part-time and visiting faculty of the Law Colleges of different Universities in Kerala at different periods of time. He had been a resource person for the training programme of Judicial Officers in National Judicial Academy, Bhopal. Now, he is an approved Guide for Ph. D. in the National University for Advanced Legal Studies in Kochi and two Assistant Professors are doing research under him. He was elected to the Bar Council of Kerala twice and for one term, he was the Vice-Chairman of the Bar Council of Kerala.
He was designated as a Senior Advocate by the Hon’ble High Court of Kerala in 2009. As a lawyer, he had been attending matters relating to Civil, Criminal, Constitutional and Corporate jurisdiction. He had conducted a number of Public Interest Litigations before the Hon’ble High Court of Kerala and Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. In the Supreme Court, he had been on the panel of lawyers of the National Textile Corporation. He had also been in the Senior Panel of Central Government and Maharashtra Government in the Supreme Court. He was also actively involved in socio-political organisations and have held positions of responsibility.
Dr. Bhim Singh, [aged 62 years], [DIN: 08189580], is B.E. (Electrical) from the University of Roorkee, UP, M.Tech. (Power Apparatus & Systems) and Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. In 1983, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Roorkee (Now IIT Roorkee), as a Lecturer. He became a Reader there in 1988. In December 1990, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Delhi, India, as an Assistant Professor, where he has become an Associate Professor in 1994 and a Professor in 1997. He has been ABB Chair Professor from September 2007 to September 2012. He has also been CEA Chair Professor from October 2012 to September 2017. He has been Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering at IIT Delhi from July 2014 to August 2016. Since, August 2016, he is the Dean, Academics at IIT Delhi. He is JC Bose Fellow of DST, Government of India since December 2015.
Prof. Singh has guided 70 Ph.D. dissertations, and 167 M.E./M.Tech./M.S.(R) theses. He has been filed 33 patents. He has executed more than eighty sponsored and consultancy projects. He has co-authored a text book on power quality: Power Quality Problems and Mitigation Techniques published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. 2015.
His areas of interest include solar PV grid interface systems, microgrids, power quality monitoring and mitigation, solar PV water pumping systems, improved power quality AC-DC converters, power electronics, electrical machines, drives, flexible alternating transmission systems, and high voltage direct current systems.
He has received Khosla Research Prize of University of Roorkee in the year 1991. He is recipient of JC Bose and Bimal K Bose awards of The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) for his contribution in the field of Power Electronics. He is also a recipient of Maharashtra State National Award of Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) in recognition of his outstanding research work in the area of Power Quality. He has received PES Delhi Chapter Outstanding Engineer Award for the year 2006. Professor Singh has received Khosla National Research Award of IIT Roorkee in the year 2013. He is a recipient of Shri Om Prakash Bhasin Award-2014 in the field of Engineering including Energy & Aerospace. Professor Singh has received IEEE PES Nari Hingorani Custom Power Award-2017. He is also a recipient of “Faculty Research Award as a Most Outstanding Researcher” in the field of Engineering-2018 of Careers-360, India.