People: Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL.BO)
11 Jul 2014
Rao, B. Prasada
Shri. B. Prasada Rao is Executive Chairman of the Board, Managing Director of Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd., since October 01, 2009. He was inducted as Director (IS&P) of BHEL w.e.f. 1st September, 2007. Mr. Rao is a B.Tech (Mech) from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh and did his post graduate diploma in ‘Industrial Engineering’ from National Institute for Training in Industrial Engineering, Mumbai. He has approximately 33 years of diversified and varied experience working in all segments of the Company like corporate, planning and development; gas turbine division, diversification and strategic planning; and erection and commissioning etc. He started his career in BHEL as an industrial engineer at industrial systems group in 1978 and initiated the planning function and was responsible for conceptualizing approach for organization of industry sector and drawing up a blueprint for electronics in the Company. Diversification initiative at ‘Electronics Division’ for the Company's entry into defence simulators was spearheaded by him. He has represented India in the Study Group of World Energy Council on their initiative for developing ‘Deciding the Future: Energy Policy Scenarios to 2050’. He is a member of ‘CII – National Committee on Capital Goods & Engineering’. Presently, he is the part-time chairman of Bharat Heavy Plate and Vessels Limited and has also been appointed as member, First Society and Board of Governors, IIM-Kashipur.
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