Board of Directors


Shri. RAKESH KUMAR, Chairman cum Managing Director :

Shri.Rakesh Kumar, has assumed charge of the post of Chairman cum Managing Director of NLC India Ltd. (NLCIL) on 28-09-2018.
Shri.Rakesh Kumar, is a Commerce Graduate with Master Degree in Business Administration in Finance. He joined NLC in 2012. Prior to his joining in NLC, he has associated with various important projects of BCPL and GAIL (a maharatna PSU) like HVJ Pipeline project, CNG Projects, Revival of Dhabol Power Project, Lignite and coal based thermal power projects, Renewable energy projects benchmarking using WACC and leveraging technology through ERP, E-procurement and E-banking, mobilization of resources including equity, debt (domestic as well as international market) etc. Presently he is heading the Finance Department of NLC and introduced various systems for effective control in Finance & Accounts, treasury and risk management, budgetary and cost control, tax planning, Corporate Governance etc. In recognition of his contribution made in the financial management, he has been conferred with ACHIEVERS AND LEADERS AWARD (FINANCE) and FINANCE LEADERSHIP AWARD. He has also been conferred with BT Star PSU Excellence Award for his outstanding contribution as Director (Finance) in PSUs of Maharatna/Navratna category. He has extensively travelled abroad including US, Europe and Japan.

Shri. Suresh Kumar, Part-time Official Director:
Shri.Suresh Kumar is a Post Graduate in Economics from the University of Manchester, Post Graduate in Public Policy from TERI University, New Delhi and Post Graduate in Agriculture from IRAI, Delhi and holding Post Graduate Diploma in Forestry. Shri.Suresh Kumar a member of Indian Administrative Service, has held various important positions in Government of Jammu and Kashmir and also with Government of India. Shri.Suresh Kumar is presently serving as the Additional Secretary to Government of India , Ministry of Coal.

Shri. Md.Nasimuddin, Part-time Official Director:
Shri.Md.Nasimuddin, aged 54 years, is a Honors graduate and did his Post Graduation in Delhi University and Post Graduation in Management in Birmingham University, United Kingdom .Shri.Md.Nasimuddin, a member of Indian Administrative Service, has held various important positions in Government of Tamilnadu. Shri.Md.Nasimuddin is presently serving as the Principal Secretary to Government of Tamilnadu, Energy Department.

Shri.V.Thangapandian, is a Graduate in Mechanical Engineering. Shri.V.Thangapandian started his career as an Executive Trainee with NTPC in the year 1981 and during the last three and half decades, he had held several key positions in various projects of NTPC. Shri.V.Thangapandian assumed charge as Director (Power) w.e.f.01.09.2015 and prior to his joining, he was holding the position of Head of Project at NTPC-Mouda (Nagpur). Shri.V.Thangapandian has vast experience in the areas of Planning, Erection, Commissioning and Operation & Maintenance of power plants and was also instrumental in many of the achievements in NTPC.

Shri. R. VIKRAMAN , DIRECTOR (Human Resource):

Shri R. Vikraman, Chief General Manager / Human Resource, assumed charge as the new Director (Human Resource) of NLC India Ltd.on 09-12-2016. The unique status of being bracketed with the Top-echelons of prestigious Central Public Sector Organisations is the reward to Vikraman’s relentless pursuit of excellence in his areas of performance for over thirty years.
He is a Mechanical Engineer (B.E) from the prestigious Alagappa Chettiar College of Engineering and Technology, Karaikudi (ACCE&T) and holds Post Graduate Degree in Business Administration (M.B.A) with University Second Rank.
Joining NLC as Graduate Engineer Trainee, he was involved in the successful construction, commissioning and operation of Thermal Power Station-II- Stage-II (4x210 MW) project without time and cost overrun. After switching over his line of service from Engineering to Management, he had been at the helm of affairs of Corporate HR Department for over ten years, bringing in a number of innovations. After the Corporate assignment, he took over as the Head of the HR Departments of NLC’s Mine-II & Mine-II Expansion and Thermal Power Station-II, before becoming the “Group Head of HR” of all Thermal Units.
He has excelled in every challenging assignment entrusted and his significant contribution in HR include efficient crisis management, ensuring no production loss despite man-days loss, disciplining the units he served and ensuring smooth and cordial Industrial climate.
Vikraman had attended a number of training programmes on technical and management subjects in India and “Advanced Technology Management” programme in UK and Germany. He has visited a number of foreign countries viz. Singapore, Malaysia, United Kingdom, Germany and France.
He is a Life Member of National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM) and is presently the Hon. Secretary of NIPM, Neyveli Chapter. His contribution in conducting various Workshops and Seminars under the aegis of NLC & NIPM is noteworthy.


Shri Nadella Naga Maheswar Rao, aged 57 years, is a Graduate in Electrical & Electronics Engineering. He holds a Post Graduate Degree (M.Tech) in Power Generation Technology from IIT, Delhi and also Masters Degree in Business Administration.
Shri Nadella Naga Maheswar Rao has assumed the charge as Director(Planning & Projects) in NLC India Ltd w.e.f 29.06.2018.
Before joining NLC as General Manager in the year 2013, Shri Nadella Naga Maheswar Rao has worked with NTPC Ltd in various positions in the Project Execution of Thermal Power Plants and subsequently with Reliance Power Ltd for about 4 years in Project Execution and O&M of Thermal Power Plants. On joining NLC he was posted in Barsingsar Thermal Power Project, Rajasthan and subsequently assumed the charge as Project Head of NLCIL Barsingsar Mine cum Thermal Power Project and Chief Project Officer for NLCIL Bithnok Thermal Power Project and Barsingsar Thermal Power Station Extension Project. He had successfully implemented the necessary modifications in the Barsingsar Thermal Power Project to achieve the rated capacity of the Plant. Shri Nadella Naga Maheswar Rao has vast experience in Thermal Power Plants and also in administrating the Mine cum Thermal project and was instrumental in many achievements in the area of his work.

Shri.Prabhakar Chowki, aged 57 years, is a Graduate in Mining and holds First Class Certificate of Competency under the Indian Mines Act. Shri.Prabhakar Chowki started his career in Coal India Limited in the year 1984 and has worked in different capacities in Western Coalfields Limited, Central Coalfields Limited and Coal India Limited.Shri.Prabhakar Chowki has rich experience in the field of mine planning, production, management, supervision, direction & control of Underground as well as Opencast Coal Mines. He was instrumental in introduction of Surface Miners at Ashok OCP in the year 2003 which is a green mining activity and also in re-opening one of the closed opencast mine Tapin South at Hazaribagh Area.

Shri. Azad Singh Toor, Non-official Part-time Director(Independent Director):

Shri Azad Singh Toor is a Graduate in Economics, Political Science and English. He was a member of Indian Foreign Service. Shri Toor has served in various positions in Indian Missions abroad including the post of Ambassador. He has also held various assignments in the Ministry of External Affairs at the headquarters in New Delhi.

Shri. K. Madhavan Nair, Non-official Part-time Director(Independent Director):
Shri.K.Madhavan Nair, a Post Graduate in Economics, joined Indian Revenue Service in 1975 after a stint in teaching and worked in the Income-tax Department and Enforcement Directorate. Functioned in the Investigation, Training and Field Assignments at various locations in India, Shri.K.Madhavan Nair retired as Member, Central Board of Direct Taxes in the year 2012 after holding the portfolios of Investigation and Legislation which involved the preparation of Direct Taxes part of the Union Budget. Shri.K.Madhavan Nair was also Vice-Chairman of the Committee on black money set up by the Finance Minister and later functioned as Income-tax Ombudsman at Kochi, Kerala State. Shri. K. Madhavan Nair has assumed charge as Non-official Part-time Director(Independent Director).

Smt. Nalini Padmanabhan, Independent Director:
Smt. Nalini Padmanabhan is a practicing Chartered Accountant who is in practice from the year 1985 and has rich professional experience spanning to 3 decades. She is a senior partner in B.Thiagarajan & Co, Chartered Accountants, Chennai. B.Thiagarajan & Co, Chartered Accountants, is a firm having 12 partners and has been in practice for 4 decades. Ms.Nalini Padmanabhan specializes in system audit and business consultancy areas. Ms.Nalini Padmanabhan handles assignments in IT, Textiles, Jewellery, Educational Institutions, Engineering and Banking. She has served in State Bank of India, Chennai Local Board for a periodof 3 years (2003 to 2006) as Director, appointed by Government of India. Ms.Nalini Padmanabhan serves as a managing committee member of Madras Management Association a premier Management Association of repute. Ms.Nalini Padmanabhan is a founder member of Prerana Helpline Foundation that caters forthe need of people as a NGO outfit. Ms.Nalini Padmanabhan has contributed articles in various seminars and conferences in the topics related to finance. Ms.Nalini Padmanabhan has taken classes for Non-Finance Executives, CFO’s and senior executives of corporates in the areas of business development, personality improvement and finance for non-finance executives. Ms.Nalini Padmanabhan is interested in social activities particularly in the areas of women’s upliftment programmes and gave counseling to many womenfolk from downtrodden, environments.

Shri. Indrajit Pal, Independent Director:
Shri.Indrajit Pal is a Honors Graduate in Chemistry with a Post Graduation in Organic Chemistry both from Delhi University. Shri.Indrajit Pal also holds Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration from Indian Institute of Public Administration and a M.Phil in Social Science from Punjab University. He was a Member of Indian Administrative Service (1977 batch, Andhra Pradesh Cadre) and had held various important positions in Government of Andhra Pradesh, Government of India, Public Sector Undertaking etc., before retiring as the Secretary to Government of India, Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals in the year 2014.

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