Management

Mr. Jitendra Kumar Singh, Chairman Emeritus

Mr. J.K. Singh Having led from the front in transforming Mesco Steel into a major industrial force, Mr JK Singh is currently Chairman Emeritus of the Mesco Steel Group. Mr Singh graduated from Yale University in 1966 with specialization in metallurgy and served the Indian Air Force as fighter pilot before embarking on the journey of wealth creation. He is the visionary and the pole star to the Group.
"Imagining a future and working continuously to realize it has been the driving force for Mesco. At its core, philosophy of Mesco is to create the real wealth through sustainable conversion of natural resources into products required by the modern economy."

Mrs. Rita Singh, Chairperson cum Managing Director

Mrs Rita Singh has set a great example of woman entrepreneurship in the country. Starting from a small business, through sheer determination and entrepreneurial drive, she navigated. Mesco Steel through choppy waters to the present position of strength. Currently Mrs Singh is the CMD of Mesco Steel.
"The fundamental reason for any enterprise to exist is to create economic value for the greater good. Mesco has always maintained a sharp focus on this principle, while redeeming its promises to its stakeholders and pushing the envelope at every stage of its existence."

Mrs. Natasha Singh Sinha, Director Finance

Mrs. Natasha Singh Sinha holds a B. A. (Economics) degree and having more than 20 years experience. She is currently working as Director – Finance and has been successfully managing the company. She is also actively associated with the aviation, shipping & mines businesses of the group.

Mr. Priyabrata Patnaik, Director

Mr. Priyabarata Patnaik, I.A.S (Retd.), born on 17.01.1953, retired as “Additional Chief Secretary”, Government of Odisha on 31.01.2013. Prior to that he was the “Collector” of undivided Cuttack, undivided Balasore and undivided Dhenkanal. Apart from these, he also served as “Director” of Industries, “Chairman” of Orissa State Small scale Corporation, “CMD” of Orissa Construction Company, “CMD” of Grid Corporation of Orissa, IPICOL, IDCO, “Commissioner cum Secretary”- Energy Department, “Special Secretary” General Administration Department, “Principal Secretary” Industry Department, Commerce and Transport Department, Government of Orissa.

Mr. Hanumantha Rao Ravipati, Executive Director

Mr. H. R. Rao holds a B. E. Mining from Jodhpur University and M. Sc. Mining Planning from Banaras University. He has also done I and II Class Mines Manager Certificate of Competency Board of Mining Examinations, DGMS, Dhanbad. He has more than 42 years of work experience in mining like worked in the deepest mines of the World i.e. Kolar Gold Mines, Development of virgin limestone deposit into a producing mines of 1.8 million tonnes per annum, started Manganese Mines and River Sand as a captive Source for RINL/VSP thus saving about Rs. 2.00 crores per annum. Commissioned the Captive Mines of RINL/VSP and rectified the construction defects and obtaining of forest clearance etc. He was last served as Executive Director (Mines) of Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited.

Mr. Sanjiv Batra, Non Executive Independent Director

Mr. Sanjiv Batra holds a B. Tech (Electrical) from IIT, New Deli and MBA from Delhi University. He has also done a certification course on International trade from IIFT. He has more than 40 years of work experience in public and private sector in marketing, strategic planning, business diversification, policy formulation for import and export of commodities, supply chain, Management and logistics and promoting trade related infrastructure. He last served MMTC Limited as CMD. He was instrumental in leading transformation of MMTC into an integrated conglomerate following public private partnership route. He is also director on the Board of National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange of India (NCDEX), Mumbai.

Mr. Debi Prasad Bagchi, Non Executive Independent Director

Mr. Bagchi holds a Master Degree of Arts in Economics and an M. Phil in Public Administration. He is having a deep knowledge of the administrative services in the State of Odisha, especially in the steel & mining sector. He has held prestigious positions of authority like Additional Secretary, Commerce – Government of India; Secretary, Ministry of Small Scale Industry – Government of India; Chief Secretary – Government of Odisha, etc., Mr. Bagchi was also the Chairman-cum-Managing Director of Odisha Lift Irrigation Corporation and Managing Director of Odisha Mining Development Corporation Limited.

Mr. Madhukar, Non Executive Independent Director

Mr. Madhukar holds a Master of Arts degree in Economics and a Bachelor's degree in Law. He did professional programs in Project Management and Human Resource Development etc. from IIM Ahmadabad, IIM Kolkata, IMI New Delhi and he is a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB). Mr. Madhukar's banking career spans over 37 years and covers every major dimension of banking operations, both in India as well as overseas.

From 1990 to 1996 he served as the Managing Director of the State Bank International Limited, Mauritius. In 1997, he was appointed Senior General Manager at SBI Capital Markets. From 1998 to 2000, he served as the Chief General Manager, New Delhi Circle at SBI; and in 2000 to 2001, as Managing Director of State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur. In 2003-2004, he was appointed Chairman & Managing Director at the Industrial Investment Bank of India Ltd. (IIBI).

He held concurrent charge from 2001-2004 as Chairman & Managing Director at United Bank of India and was responsible for the remarkable turnaround of the bank from being a loss-making bank to a profit-making success, without any additional financial assistance from the Government of India. He has also served as Whole Time Member of Securities and Exchange Board of India.

Mr. Nandanandan Mishra, Non Executive Independent Director

Mr. Nandanandan Mishra, Ex Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, belongs to the 1966 cadre of the Indian Revenue Service and has over 36 years of rich and experience in various critical portfolios in public sector administration. During his last tenure, he was the Director General of Income Tax (Administration) and was responsible for streamlining long term strategic plan in relation to internal inspection, reviewing tax payer service programmes and manage delinquent accounts. He has participated in various Committees in the Government and has successfully piloted a restructuring plan for the Income Tax Department in India, which is considered as a key innovation in Civil Service management in India.

Mr. Gurjeet Singh Jawandha, Non Executive Independent Director

Mr. Gurjeet Singh Jawandha, is an ex air force officer holding more than 20 years of experience in aviation. He has more than 20 years of work experience in public and private sector in strategic planning, business diversification, policy formulation aviation, aerospace, aircrafts, and ancillary industry. He has last served as member advisory committee to punjab government on aviation and civil pilot a.l.t.p license. He is also on the board of futuristic investments private limited, jav build invest pvt. Ltd and brahma steyr tractors limited.

Mr. Dipak Chatterjee, Non Executive Independent Director

Mr. Dipak Chatterjee holds degree of M.Sc. Economics from University College of Swansea, Wales, U. K. , M. Sc. Physics (1st) and B.Sc. Physics (1st). He joined the IAS in 1966 and served in different assignment with the Government of India and State Government of West Bengal. He also served as India’s Ambassador to European Union, Belgium & Luxemburg at Brussels. He also served as Advisor in the rank of permanent Secretary to the Minister of Commerce and Industry and was permanent Secretary, Department of Commerce, Department of Mines and Minerals, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals.

Currently, he is on the board of United Stock Exchange of India Limited and Power Trading Corporation of India.