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Mr. Shanti Swaroop Verma

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“Shanti Swaroop Verma, FIE & Chartered Engineer, Ex Executive Director, Steel Authority of India Ltd.”

Anatole France has rightly quoted “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.”Introducing Mr. Shanti Swaroop Verma who is a result oriented visionary executive with expertise in managing diverse range of activities such as formulating and implementing business plans, project management, managing top line and bottom line. Adroit in managing, directing, planning and coordinating plant operations including maximizing plant profits & minimizing expenses.

Mr. Verma has been Former Executive Director (SAIL). He is  an engineer by profession and has worked in Plants of Steel Authority of India Ltd. for 39 years. He had been instrumental in transformation of work culture through inspirational leadership and technical competence.

While GM (Rail Mill)/Bhilai, he commissioned Long Rail Project on schedule and supplied 260m long rails to Railways. He developed Thick Web Asymmetric Rail required for high speed switches for crossings in railway tracks. He was honored by SAIL for this exceptional achievement. Further, he demonstrated excellence in enhancing rail production from 0.50 MTPY to 0.93 MTPY as required for wider rail network in the country.

As ED (Projects) Rourkela Steel Plant, took up expansion from 2MTPY to 4.5MTPY at cost of Rs 12000 Crs leading to commissioning in 2013, within schedule and without cost overrun, setting a national benchmark. The expansion was dedicated to nation by Prime Minister on 01/04/15 at Rourkela. It could be achieved due to him being tenacious and believed that success required dogged determination. He made team of employees, consultant, overseas technology suppliers, contactors, equipment suppliers, and most importantly 50000 laborers and motivated them with recognition, ensuring timely payments and requisite on site safety and welfare.

He introduced automation schemes in widest Plate Mill which resulted in productivity improvement and enormous savings to national exchequer. For this exceptional achievement, National Research Development Corporation (NRDC) honored him for meritorious invention on the eve of Republic Day. Invention of automation of TMT rolling was granted National Patent by Ministry of Commerce.

He was inspirational team leader, role model and trusted unstinting human being. He motivated and guided teams and inculcated feeling of patriotism. With his persuasive and supportive approach, distinctive innovations for productivity & quality improvement were conceived by four groups, who were honored with Prime Minister’s ShramRatna Awards.

Life Fellow of IE and Chartered Engineer, he was honored on Engineers’ Day for valuable contribution to engineering profession. He is recognized in SAIL as innovative, competent and unflustered technocrat, who made difference going the extra mile. He had been, honored and awarded throughout his career for his valuable contributions and exceptional achievements with prestigious Nehru Awards, Jawahar Award, Suggestion Awards, Merit Award and Certificates of Excellence.

SAIL took up integration of functions and processes of all its steel plants through ERP. He successfully installed SAP across SAIL and initiated MES. He visited USSR, South Korea, South Africa, Brazil, Chile, France, Sweden and Austria.

BE(Elect), Gold Medalist, he joined SAIL/Bhilai as Graduate Engineer, elevated to GM and ED(Projects), Rourkela Steel Plant and later worked as ED(VISP), Bhadravati. He received Rajbhasha Award from President of India. Post tenure SAIL, he devoted himself for improving academic standard of 35 professional institutions, of Rawatpura Sarkar Trust, Raipur. He is retained by SBU State Bank of India as Consultant (Steel Projects) and Advisor by SAIL.

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