Functional Directors

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Sri T. Saminathan
Chairman-cum-Managing Director & Director (Commercial) [Addl. Charge]



Sri T. Saminathan, holds Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management and has more than 3 decades of experience in KIOCL Ltd in the iron ore Mining, Beneficiation, Palletization and Pig iron making since joining in the year 1986 as Graduate Engineer. During initial period, he served in Kudremukh mine Beneficiation Plantand later moved to Corporate Office, Technical Services Department, Bangalore in 1992 and executed projects viz: Crusher III installation, Relocation of Crusher I and installation of additional Ball Mills. Served in CMD’s Secretariat as Technical Officer to CMD for a shorter period and moved on to materials department in the year 2009. Prior to assuming charge as Director (Commercial), he was GM (Materials) heading both the Materials & CommercialDivisions. He is instrumental in bringing tolling concept which has resulted in increased Capacity utilization of Pellet Plant. He is also put in system improvement in supply chain and logistics which has resulted in reduced transit and handing losses of iron ore fines, brought down inventory holding level, framed and implemented risk management across the organization, introduced e-procurement through service provider MSTC and started GeM procurement. He is a life time member in Indian Institute of Materials management (IIMM) and Indian Institute of Mineral Engineers (IIME).  Sri T Saminathan has assumed the charge of CMD, KIOCL w.e.f. 7th September 2021 (A/N). 


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Sri Swapan Kumar Gorai
Director (Finance)



Sri Swapan Kumar Gorai, is a Chartered Accountant and holds PGDBM (Finance & Strategy) from MDI, Gurgaon. He has 33 years of diversified, multi-cultural, multi-country, multi-industry, inter functional experience in eleven large CPSU / Private / MNC Companies. His multi-functional exposure includes Finance & Accounts, Human Resource, Information Technology, Law and Board affairs. His expertise is particularly deep in Project Appraisal, Project Financing, Cost Estimation and Project Controlling, Fund raising and management, Taxation in MNC / large Companies both in private as well as public sectors. Shri Gorai has exposure in the areas of Fund Raising, Financial Analysis, Budgeting, Fund Management, Procurements, Bid Evaluation & Price Negotiation of EPC/ LSTK projects, Contract Management, ERP Implementation, Human Resource Management and Information Technology. During his professional career spanning over three decades, he has held various leadership positions such as Group General Manager (F&A) in Telecommunications Consultants India Limited (TCIL), General Manager (Commercial) in Foster Wheeler India Limited, General Manager (F&A) in Kazstroy services Infrastructure India Private Limited etc. Prior to joining the Company on   11th November 2016, he held the position of Director in TCIL Bina Toll Road Limited and TCIL Lakhnadone Toll Road Ltd.


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Sri K. V. Bhaskara Reddy
Director (Production & Projects)



Sri KV Bhaskara Reddy, is a graduate in Mining Engineering from Kothagudem School of Mines, Osmania University in the year 1985 with First Class Mines Manager Certificate (R) and possessing Executive Management Programme (MPT) from IIM, Bengaluru. Sri Reddy began his career with NLC India Ltd and joined KIOCL Ltd in 1986 as Graduate Engineer at Kudremukh mines and worked at various levels during the last 33 years in KIOCL Limited. He has credentials of working in the areas of mine planning, mining operation, sustainable development and mine safety with all statutory compliances. His contribution towards mines production in fulfilling Company's objectives has been immense, including implementation of ‘Hotshift’ scheme for improving productivity at Kudremukh mines during its operation. He has been instrumental in identifying Devadari iron ore block in Ballary Dist. Currently Sri Reddy is working for Devadari mine project to commence the mining activities. He is in-charge of Mineral Exploration, Company's new business vertical. He was also In-charge for overall functions of Operation and Maintenance of 1.89 MTPA Beneficiation plant and 1.2 MTPA Pellet Plant of M/s. NMDC Ltd, Donimalai. In Recognition of his continuous efforts and performance, Company had given him merit award. He has also presented technical papers in various National and International Conferences.


Non Functional Directors

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Smt. Sukriti Likhi
Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor, Ministry of Steel



Smt. Sukriti Likhi, aged 52 years is a Government Nominee Director of our Company. She is presently holding the post of  Additional Secretary and Financial Advisor, Ministry of Steel, Government of India and belongs to the Indian Administrative Service (Haryana Cadre-1993). 

Her varied experience in administration includes working in the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, as Director in the Department of Financial Services and later, as Counsellor (Economic) with the Embassy of India at Washington DC. Most recently she was Joint Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry, Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Government of India.  In the Haryana State Government, among her varied assignments, she served as Managing Director, Haryana Power Generation Corporation Ltd; as Managing Director HAFED (the Haryana State Cooperative Supply & Marketing Federation Limited) and as Finance Secretary. 

She holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard University (USA), a Master’s in Sociology from the Delhi School of Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (Honours) from Lady Shri Ram College. She has been associated with our Company as Government Nominee Director since April 23, 2021.


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Sri Srinivas Tatipamala
Joint Secretary, Ministry of Steel, Govt. of India



Sri Srinivas Tatipamala, aged 58 years is a Government Nominee Director of our Company. He holds a master’s degree in development management from Asian Institute of Management, Manila, Philippines. He has over 31 years of experience. With effect from 1989, he has served GoI in various capacities as civil services officer including as Under Secretary in Ministry of Home Affairs, as Deputy Secretary in Rural Department and presently holding the post of Joint Secretary in Ministry of Steel from March 2013 till date. He has been associated with our Company as Government Nominee Director since July 15, 2015.


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CA Jagdish Purushottam Joshi
Independent Director



CA Jagdish Purushottam Joshi, aged forty-nine (49) is a Non-Official Independent Director of our Company. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Graduate of Institute of Cost Accountants of India. He is a practicing professional since 1997. He has over 23 years of experience. He has been associated with our Company since December 14, 2018.


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Sri Nirmalendu Mohapatra
Independent Director



Sri Nirmalendu Mohapatra, aged sixty-three (63) years is a Non-Official (Independent) Director of our Company. He holds a degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours from Utkal University, Masters of Arts in history from University of Delhi. He also holds a diploma in social works from the University of Calcutta and also holds Masters of Arts in public administration from Pandit Ravishankar University. He holds diploma in management from All India Management Association and also holds a degree of bachelor in law from Pandit Ravishankar University and holds a degree of Doctor of Philosophy from Pandit Ravishankar University. He has also done courses in Lead ASSESSOR course for ISO 9001:2000, Six Sigma Green Belt, Lead Auditor for OHSAS 18001 and Associate Value Specialist. He has over thirty-Five (35) years of experience in human resources. Prior to joining our Company, he was associated with Steel Authority of India. He has been associated with our Company since October 21, 2019.


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Sri Ranjit Sreenivas
Independent Director



Sri Ranjit Sreenivas, aged forty-four (44) years is a Non-Official (Independent) Director of our Company. He holds a bachelors degree of bachelor in commerce (hons) from Kerala University and he also holds a degree of bachelor in law from Bharathi Vidyapeeth Deemed University and is enrolled with Bar Council of Kerala. He has over nineteen (19) years of experience in law. He is a practicing Lawyer before various court in Kerala and Kerala High Court. He has been associated with our Company since October 21, 2019.”


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Sri G. Ramasamy
Independent Director



Sri Govindam Ramasamy, aged forty-eight (48) years is a Non-Official (Independent) Director of our Company. He holds a degree of bachelor in law from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati and enrolled with the Bar Council of India and Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Presently he is practicing in the Madras High Court. He has been associated with our Company since December 7, 2019.”