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Shri Rakesh Kumar



Shri Rakesh Kumar assumed charge of the post of Chairman-cum-Managing Director of NLC India Limited (NLCIL) on 28.09.2018 and prior to his assumption as CMD, he was the Director (Finance) in the Company for more than 6 years.
Shri Rakesh Kumar also holds the position of Chairman of NLCIL's subsidiaries viz. NLC Tamilnadu Power Limited (NTPL) and Neyveli Uttar Pradesh Power Limited (NUPPL).
Shri Rakesh Kumar is a Bachelor of Commerce and holds Masters in BusinessAdministration in Finance. He carries rich and varied experience for over 35 years with 5 CPSEs (including Board Level position for more than a decade) and worked for various mega projects of National importance primarily in Energy Sector - Petroleum, Petrochemicals, Mining and Power including Renewables. Some of the important projects he has associated with include HVJ Pipeline Project, RGPPL (Erstwhile Enron), Assam Gas Cracker Project, NLCIL's Mining and Power Projects across India. Under his Chairmanship, NLCIL has grown manifold, diversifying from Lignite to Coal and to Renewables. He spearheaded the commissioning of the Unit – I of NNTPP of 500 MW capacity, coal production from Talabira mines, commissioning of 709 MW & 20 MW solar power plant in Tamilnadu & Andaman & Nicobar islands respectively thereby raising the status of NLCIL as the first CPSE to cross one Giga-Watt of solar power generation in India.
Shri Rakesh Kumar while giving thrust on digitization & IT enablement had also introduced three pronged strategies viz., Reduction of Cost, Enhancing the Revenue and Enhancing Excellence & Efficiency which enabled the Company for better business prospects. Under his leadership, NLCIL has received CBIP Award from the Hon'ble Union Minster for Power for 'The Best Performing Utility' in Thermal Power Stations in recognition of the outstanding contribution to the Nation by setting new bench mark in generation and maintenance practices.
Shri Rakesh Kumar has been nominated as Convener of the Energy PSU Task Force to achieve cost optimization by consolidation of demand in Energy CPSEs. He was also part of the Five-member team to finalize the agenda on 'Reviewing the Governance Mechanism of CPSEs and Financial Architecture of CPSEs'.
Shri Rakesh Kumar is recipient of many awards including 'Most Influential CFO's of India Award' twice by Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of India and the 'Cost ExcellenceAward' by Institute of CostAccountants of India.
Shri Rakesh Kumar is the Chairman of SCOPE (Standing Conference of Public Enterprises) an apex Body of PSEs in India from 01.04.2019. He is also on the Board of Governors of the Institute of PublicEnterprise,Hyderabad.

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