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Soma Mondal Selected As The Next Chairman Of SAIL

Her appointment is subject to approval from the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). If the ACC gives its approval, she will make history with the rare distinction of being the first woman chairperson of SAIL.

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The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has yet to approve her appointment. Provided that Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approves her, she will leave a mark on the world with the uncommon qualification of being the main lady director of SAIL NSE 1.06 %. She will likewise be the principal lady to head a significant steel organisation in India as well as somewhere else in the world.

Anil Chaudhary, the current chairman of the SAIL has been in charge since September 2018 and his retirement is due by the end of this year.

In the second slot, Anirban Dasgupta SAIL'S Director Production has also been shortlisted by PESB. In September 2018, Mondal took over as the Director (Commercial) of Steel Authority of India Limited. Soma Mondal has also served as the Director (Commercial), NALCO, Bhubaneswar. 

She completed her graduation from the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela in 1984 in Electrical Engineering. She was a Trainee in NALCO and was also involved in various project implementation activities as a part of the Technology Cell. 

She is appraised for her notable contribution to the Aluminium Industry and in various Industry forums. She has also designed devising marketing strategies for different products in the Domestic & Oversea market. She has also been actively involved in the launch of a variety of new products by the company. 

Under her direction a few fundamental improvement activities were actualized in Marketing and Materials Management capacities at NALCO.

In March 2017, she assumed as the Director (Commercial) as the first woman director of SAIL. At that particular time the organisation was a gander at a significant jump forward in marketing volumes out of its modernised plants.


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