Our Chairman

Shri MV Subba Rao with more than 3 decades of experience in Steel Industry with State, Central & MNC companies, has taken over the Additional Charge of Chairman-cum-Managing Director of the Schedule ‘A’, Mini-Ratna, Category I Company, KIOCL Limited, under the auspices of Ministry of Steel, Government of India.  

In addition to the above assignment, Shri Rao will continue to look after commercial & purchase activities of the organization. He holds Master’s Degree in Marketing, Bachelor’s Degree in Metallurgy along with PGD in Marketing.

Started his professional career as a Production In-charge with M/s Mittal Group and later on shifted to M/s A.P Steels Ltd., (A PSU under AP Govt.), Vikram Ispat  (A unit of Grasim Industries Ltd.,) for career growth. He has led number of pioneering projects viz., Introduction of Gas based DRI/ HBI in primary & secondary steel sectors.

As Chairman-cum-Managing Director Addl.Charge and Director (Commercial) of the Company,

  • Shri Rao, with his commercial acumen and positive outlook, has established sustainable business relationship with customers, partners, suppliers and stakeholders across the world. A scrupulous planner and a fast-pace executor, makes sure that the business continues to grow by way of developing new market opportunities whilst maintaining existing customer base. He has been the idea behind various strategies which led KIOCL towards revenue and profitability growth. He has been instrumental in improving the bottom line of the company through various approaches viz.,
    • Sale order for disposal of Kudremukh assets.
    • Breaking the deadlock by opening up for exports after the gap of three years.
    • Instrumental in obtaining Ministry of Commerce approval for exporting pellets through third party mechanism.
    • Realization of “Make in India” programme through tolling.
    • Sale of pellets to Iran through rupee payment mechanism.
    • Cost effective sourcing of raw materials from Domestic & International markets.
    • Played a major role in introducing pellets in CPSEs like SAIL & RINL
    • Entered into long term business association with M/s Glencore, Vale for tolling arrangement.
  • Under the leadership of Shri Rao, Company has been recognized with “Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Exporter for FY 2011-12" by Customs Commissionerate, Mangalore.
  • With his vast experience and expertise in the field of Metallurgy, Shri MV Subba Rao has presented and published several technical papers related to Steel Making, Sponge Iron, Modernization of Steel Industry etc.