People: Reliance Industries Ltd (RELI.BO)
6 Dec 2013
Dr. Dharam Vir Kapur is Independent Non-Executive Director of Reliance Industries Limited. Dr. Dharam Vir Kapur is an honours Graduate in Electrical Engineering with wide experience in Power, Capital Goods, Chemicals and Petrochemicals Industries. He had an illustrious career in the government sector with a successful track record of building vibrant organisations and successful project implementation. He served Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) in various positions with distinction. Most remarkable achievement of his career was establishment of a fast growing systems oriented National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) of which he was the founder Chairman-cum-Managing Director, for which he was described as a Model Manager by the Board of Executive Directors of World Bank. As Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministries of Power, Heavy Industry and Chemicals & Petrochemicals during 1980-86, he made significant contributions with introduction of new management practices and liberalisation initiatives including authorship of “Broad banding” and “Minimum economic sizes” in industrial licensing. He was also associated with a number of national institutions as Member, the Atomic Energy Commission; Member, the Advisory Committee of the Cabinet for Science and Technology; Chairman, the Board of Governors, IIT Bombay (1983-94); Member, the Board of Governors, IIM Lucknow and Chairman, the National Productivity Council. In recognition of his services and significant contributions in the field of Technology, Management and Industrial Development, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, conferred on him the degree of D.Sc. He is recipient of “India Power, Life Time Achievement Award” presented by the Council of Power Utilities, for his contributions to Energy and Industry sectors. ENERTIA Awards 2010 also conferred Life Time Achievement Award on Dr. Kapur for his contribution to the Power and Energy Sector and for his leadership in the fledgling NTPC.
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