A K Jha was on 1 September 2015 appointed as the Interim Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) with effect from 1 September. However, he will continue to hold the post of Director (Technical), NTPC.
A K Jha succeeded Arup Roy Choudhury, who retired on 1 September 2015. Jha is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from BIT Sindri, Ranchi University and holds LLB from the Delhi University.
He joined NTPC in 1977 as an Executive Trainee and was directly associated with its flagship project Singrauli (5×200 MW). Jha has a rich and varied experience of 38 years in areas spanning across power projects such as design and engineering, project planning and monitoring and construction.
He joined the NTPC board as Director (Technical) in July 2012.
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