Avijit Ghosh on 1 January 2015 took over the charge of Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD) of Heavy Engineering Corporation (HEC). He is the 21st CMD of HEC which is a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU).
He succeeded R. Misra whose tenure of three year ended on 31 December 2014.
His appointment was confirmed by the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) under the Union Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions. The board had recommended his name on 26 June 2014.
Prior to this, he was serving as the Director (Mining) of Hindustan Copper Limited.
He also served as the Assistant Vice-President of Jindal Steel and Power Limited and was posted in Ranchi before he joined Hindustan Copper Limited as its Director (mining) in 2010.
Ghosh also held key managerial positions in a number of private and public sector companies. He was adjudged Eminent Mining Engineer by the Institution of Engineers (India) in 2012. He is a pass out from St John's School in Ranchi and an alumnus of Indian School of Mines in Dhanbad.
About Heavy Engineering Corporation
HEC was established in the year 1958 as one of the largest Integrated Engineering Complex in India. Headquartered in Ranchi, it manufactures and supplies capital equipments and machineries and renders project execution required for core sector industries.
Who: Avijit Ghosh
When: 1 January 2015