Sri T Saminathan has taken over the charge of Chairman-cum-Managing Director of KIOCL Limited w.e.f. 7th September 2021 (A/N).
A Graduate in Mechanical Engineering with Post Graduation in Business Management, has more than 3 decades of experience in KIOCL Ltd in the field of iron ore Mining, Beneficiation, Pelletization and Pig iron making. He started his career in KIOCL as Graduate Engineer Trainee in the year 1986. During initial period, he served in Kudremukh mine, Beneficiation Plant and executed projects viz: Crusher III installation, Relocation of Crusher I and installation of additional Ball Mills. He later on moved to Corporate Office, Bangalore in the year 1992.
Served in CMD’s Secretariat as Technical Officer to CMD and moved on to Materials Department in the year 2009. Prior to assuming charge as Director (Commercial), he was GM (Materials) heading both Materials & Commercial Divisions. He is instrumental in bringing tolling concept which has resulted in increased Capacity utilization of Pellet Plant. He has 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 Policy across the organization, introduced e-procurement in the organization through service provider MSTC and initiated procurement through GeM Portal.
Sri Saminathan, is a life time member in Indian Institute of Materials management (IIMM) and Indian Institute of Mineral Engineers (IIME).