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Santosh Kumar Jha set to be next CMD of Konkan Railway

Recent developments in India’s corporate landscape have witnessed notable leadership transitions and key appointments, showcasing the dynamic nature of top-tier management. From the railways to heavy electricals and digital commerce, these appointments reflect the industry’s commitment to experienced leaders with diverse expertise.

Santosh Kumar Jha Takes the Helm at Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL):

  • The Public Enterprises Selection Panel (PESB) has recommended Santosh Kumar Jha as the next Chairman & Managing Director of Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL), a significant PSU under the Ministry of Railways.
  • Currently serving as the Director (Operations & Commercial) at KRCL, Jha’s 28 years of experience in operations, infrastructure planning, and business development positioned him as the top choice among five candidates interviewed by the PESB.
  • Jha’s extensive background includes pivotal roles as the head of operations on major divisions of Indian Railways, marking him as a seasoned professional well-equipped for the responsibilities of leading KRCL.

Koppu Sadashiv Murthy Assumes CMD Role at Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL):

  • Koppu Sadashiv Murthy, an Electrical Engineering graduate with an MBA in Finance, has assumed the role of Chairman & Managing Director at Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL).
  • With a career spanning 34 years, Murthy joined BHEL in 1989 and held various roles, including Executive Director of the Corporate Operations Management group.
  • Murthy’s extensive experience in strategic, operational, project, and commercial management positions him strategically to steer BHEL towards new heights.

Anupama Priyadarshini Joins ONDC as Senior Vice President:

  • The Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC), an initiative by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, has welcomed Anupama Priyadarshini as the Senior Vice President – Corporate Governance, Risk and Compliance, and Investor Relations.
  • Priyadarshini, with a 25-year career, brings a wealth of expertise from diverse sectors, including retail, steel manufacturing, and beverages.
  • Having spent 14 years at IKEA in various leadership roles, including CFO and director for IKEA Supply, South Asia, Priyadarshini is poised to contribute significantly to ONDC’s commitment to excellence and responsible business practices.

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