Mr. Abhijit Pati
CEO and Director, Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (BALCO), a group company of Vedanta Resources, is revolutionizing aluminium as the “Metal of the future.
Mr. Abhijit Pati
Achiever's Success Story
Building a legacy with futuristic vision & enigma
According to him, “Organization should nurture the wisdom and not the result alone. To achieve sustainability in business, one needs to be human first before being a boss.”
Driving innovation, advancement & excellence
Advocating innovation & technology, BALCO under Pati’s leadership is supplying today Primary Foundry alloys in many industry segments. The casting facility has metal treatment facilities of Degassing & Metal Filtration Unit & Vertical Chill Casting Technology for AlSi. First P1020 T-Ingots was also developed in Foundry recently and production of T4 Rods has also started since the last year. To cease any manual intervention, the company has also installed end-to-end Digital Dashboards to collate real-time data and trend monitoring of power plant operations, ensuring digitalization of the entire process. The digital dashboard plays a crucial role in providing access to historical data and digitized reports, reducing time and thereby enabling quick decision-making and analysis without the need for manual intervention.
Spearheading BALCO’s ESG & community welfare vision
Pati’s vision of giving back to the society is one of the core values of BALCO’s ESG strategy. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Pati helped steer BALCO’s community development programs to focus their efforts on the health and safety of the resident communities around their plant, while ensuring their socio-economic status remained unfazed during this critical period. Around 1,50,000 individuals are being benefitted by BALCO’s extensive healthcare services like Menstrual health management, Mobile Health Vans, Maternal and Child Health Services and other development programs around the vicinity. Presently, BALCO runs an institute of skills in Korba which benefits over 9000 students in the vicinity of BALCO.
Pati’s strong commitment towards ESG has also led to increasing green cover in the region through rigorous and continuous plantation drives. BALCO is credited with planting over 41 lakh trees in the surrounding regions.
Towards inclusivity & diversity
Pati has a strong vision towards promoting Gender, Geographical, Cultural and Racial Diversity throughout the organisation. In line with same vision BALCO has recently inducted transgender members in the workforce which was followed by sensitization of workforce. The company also regularly organizes communication meets with Industry leaders and has one of its kind mentorship programs like V Lead for its women workforce for new insights and better grooming.
Self Reliance stride
BALCO, the only aluminium industry in Chhattisgarh, has contributed significantly in empowering the state and the country and has provided employment to 15000 people directly & indirectly. BALCO has created economic opportunities worth thousands of crores of rupees in the state.
Awards and accomplishments
Pati has been lauded by various national and international bodies for his contribution to the aluminium manufacturing industry. He was named Best CEO of the Year in 2019 as CEO of BALCO, was recognized as the Most Promising Business Leaders of Asia ‘20–‘21 by The Economic Times and as ‘Leader of Hope’ by the Brand Story in 2022.
It has always been Abhijit Pati’s dream to live a meaningful life. His advice to young entrepreneurs is: “Life is a journey of continuous learning and experiences that provide a meaningful window and fresh perspective towards the everyday life that we lead. It is crucial to not just exist but to live life in a way that is useful and meaningful and to serve a higher purpose of being the change that we want to see in the world.”