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Directors' Profile

A.K.Goswami - Director

Shri A.K. Goswami has 40 years of working experience in India and Abroad. He has worked as Executive Director and Vice President in Indian and multinational companies. He has earlier worked as Commissioned Officer in Indian Air Force. He has attended Technical and Management course at Air Force Technical College at Bangalore and Commanders Course at Air Force Administrative College at Coimbatore.

He is a recipient of Commendation from Air Officer Commanding in Chief for excellence of service. Shri Goswami is responsible for all new initiatives.

Shri A.K. Goswami, a District, State and National Scholar, is an Engineer and MBA. He is member of different societies and a Chartered Engineer.



Sanjeev Seth – Director

Sanjeev Seth

Shri Sanjeev Seth is a Graduate Electrical Engineer with Management qualification. Besides being a Chartered Engineer and alumnus of NIT, Jaipur and IIM, Ahmedabad, he has around 29 years of proven experience in diversified businesses with large Indian and Multinational Organizations like BSES, Cincinnati Milacron Inc; ECE Industries Limited, Usha Telehoist Ltd.

He brings with him expertise and exposure of General management, Start up Operations, Change Management, Strategic Leadership, Profit and Cost Centre Management, Sales and Marketing Management, Product launch, Turning around Business Performance, Capital Equipment/Project/ Sales, Utility Business, Field Operations and Project Management.

Prior to joining the Company, he was heading the Power distribution business at one of Delhi Discom BSES – a Joint Venture of Reliance Infrastructure and Delhi Govt. He has been instrumental in turning around the Delhi power distribution business and successful reform process



Jyoti Kumar Poddar - Director

Shri Jyoti Kumar Poddar is a commerce graduate having rich experience as an industrialist with interests in multifarious sectors like tea gardens, real estate and power. Shri Poddar has handled the entire Indian & Sri Lankan operations in solar business for Shell Solar Ltd., Netherland and is actively involved towards contributing to the green energy mission of the country by way of setting up solar photovoltaic cell manufacturing unit and other power projects in India.



Amit Kiran Deb - Independent Director

Shri Amit Kiran Deb is an Masters Degree holder in Political Science from Allahabad University and had joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in year 1971 assigned then to the West Bengal Cadre. Thereafter, he had served the Government in various critical departments and portfolios, including being the District Magistrate in Darjeeling and Midnapore, Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Education and Social Welfare Dept., Govt. of Tripura, Joint Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat and Joint Secretary, Department of Electronics and had also represented Government of India in GATT negotiations in services in Geneva. Thereafter, he had held several key positions in Government of West Bengal like Special Secretary, Power Department, Principal Secretary, Information and Cultural Affairs Department, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, West Bengal, Home Secretary, Government of West Bengal before retiring as Chief Secretary, Government of West Bengal.



Shri Rajendra Prasad Ritolia - Independent Director

Shri Rajendra Prasad Ritolia holds a graduate degree in Mining Engineering from ISM in 1969; First Class Mine Managers Certificate of Competency; Post Graduate Diploma in Management Association, New Delhi and also the recipient of National Scholarship as well as UN Scholarship for higher studies in Austria.

A result oriented executive who brought Central Coalfields Limited (CCL), an ailing company, to a Mini Ratna status by registering more than Rs. 1000 crores profit consecutively for three years – one of his noteworthy feats, amongst his many laurels. Under his leadership, CCL achieved a distinction of becoming the First Company in Jharkhand to be granted membership of “United Nations Global Compact.”

During his 40 years of career in Coal India Ltd, he held a number of responsible posts namely Director (Technical) and CMD of Eastern Coalfields Ltd (ECL), CMD of CCL, and Director of Coal India Ltd (CIL). He was one among the pioneers of mechanization of mines in CIL and has been credited with distinction of introducing first powered support mechanized longwall face (Moonidih Project) in the country.

As Chairman of Coal Videsh Ltd. (the first special purpose vehicle of CIL for acquisition of mineral assets overseas), he prepared and presented a strategic roadmap for the venture. The acquisition initiatives of CIL in Mozambique and present venture International Coal Venture Ltd (A consortium of SAIL, NMDC, CIL, RINL and NTPC) are outcome of Coal Videsh Ltd.

He is recipient of several awards like Dewan Bahadur DD Thacker Gold Medal Award for outstanding contribution to Coal Mining Industry by MGMI and has authored a number of papers. He is now on the Board of Swaymbhu Natural Resources Private Limited and Narnolia Securities Limited.



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