Board Of Directors
Sh. V. Kalyana RamaChairman & Managing Director
Sh. V. Kalyana Rama is the youngest to become Chairman & Managing Director of Container Corporation of India Ltd. (CONCOR), a Navratna PSU under Ministry of Railways. He is a Mechanical Engineer with ICWAI. He is an Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) officer of 1987 batch. He had worked in BHPV & BHEL before joining Indian Railways. Prior to joining Board of Directors of CONCOR as Director (Projects & Services), he held various assignments such as Executive Director, Chief General Manager in CONCOR. He had held various challenging assignments in his career with Indian Railways. He has been professionally trained in Railways and multi modal transport logistics. He was instrumental in development of container depots in South Central and Southern regions of CONCOR. He has been involved in all the developmental planning and operational activities of EXIM and Domestic cargo at the various dry port terminals of CONCOR. He has wide experience in the field of Engineering, System design, Railway & multi modal logistics operations and Project planning and commissioning.
Sh. Sanjay SwarupDirector (International Marketing & Operations)
Shri Sanjay Swarup has done his B.E. (Hons.) - Electronics and Communication Engineering from IIT Roorkee and PGDM (Public Policy and Management) from IIM Bangalore. He belongs to 1990 Batch of Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS). His more than three decades career spans a range of assignments in Public Sector and Government. He started his career in Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL) and worked there for more than 4 years. Thereafter, he has worked with Indian Railways in various areas like Operations, Commercial, Safety and Information Technology functions. He has worked in Container Corporation of India Ltd. (CONCOR) in various capacities in Operations and Management of Dry Ports, International Marketing, Commercial and Operations at Pan India level. He has rich experience in the design of Dry Ports and Multi Modal Logistics Parks (MMLPs). He is deeply involved in the Strategic Planning function of the Company. He has been trained at Maxwell School of Syracuse University (USA), Antwerp Port, Belgium and at several Institutes in India. Shri Sanjay Swarup has presented number of papers in leading National and International conferences in the areas of Multi Modal Logistics, Dry Ports and Supply Chain Management. He is life member of Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), Asian Institute of Transport Development (AITD), Centre for Transportation Research and Management (CTRAM) and All India Management Association (AIMA).
Sh. Rahul MithalDirector (Projects & Services)
Sh. Rahul Mithal is from the Indian Railways Service of Mechanical Engineers (SCRA 1985 Batch). He has had a long stint of more than 20 years in various key positions in Indian Railways. He has a wide exposure of various aspects of Design and Maintenance of Rolling Stock and Handling Equipment and has held various key assignments of Operations and Maintenance in the Railways. In the last 6 years in CONCOR, he has been closely associated with the Planning, Execution and Monitoring of various mega Projects and has played a key role in drafting the Strategic Plan : Vision 2020 of the Company. He also holds the additional qualification of MBA (Finance) from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai and is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK) and a Chartered Engineer registered with the Engineering Council (UK).
Sh. Manoj Kumar DubeyDirector (Finance)
Sh. Manoj K. Dubey did his under graduation and post-graduation from the Hindu College of the University of Delhi. Before clearing Civil Service in very first attempt and joining IRAS of 1993 batch, he worked with UTI for two years in blazing the trail in the arena of educating and assimilating rural masses into various lucrative schemes of Mutual Funds. He did his MBA at Department of Management Studies of Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad and topped there with specialization in Finance and Human Resources and been conferred the overall Silver Medal for the batch 2011-13 from the then President of India.
A recipient of National Award for outstanding service at Minister of Railways level in the year 2011, he has paved the path in Indian Railways in ushering - payment of salaries through Bank to almost hundred percent employees of each Divisions he was associated with, e-Tendering, e-Auction, payment of the contractor/ supplier through RTGS/NEFT, computerization of all bill passing / pension settlement and PF etc. Attained several milestones in systems improvement and contributing phenomenally in operations, incentives and staff posting policy.
He has vast experience of Train Operations Management and Freight Loading Mechanism having worked as Head of Finance of three major loading divisions of Indian Railway viz., Dhanbad, Asansol and Mughalsarai for nearly fifteen years.
Being entrusted as Director/Executive Director in PPP Directorate and Finance Commercial Directorate in Railway Board for last five years, Shri Dubey has been associated in many prestigious projects like setting up of Loco Factories through PPP/FDI for Indian Railways at Madhepura and Mahrora; has been functioning pivotally in High Speed Rail of Indian Railways, and that in Dedicated Freight Corridor of Railways as key financial advisor to Infrastructure Directorate. He has also developed expertise in Tariff structuring of freight and passenger trains as well as for catering and tourism contracts at strategic level. He has the experience of drafting many Cabinet Notes and has vast experience of International Competitive Bidding for Mega Projects.
Shri Dubey was in the Board of Directors of a Joint Venture Company of General Electricals of USA and IR, Alstom of France and IR, and a Joint Venture Company of NMDC, SAIL and Indian Railways.
Apart from excelling in professional responsibilities, he has been equally active in the field of Promotion and Administration of Sports as well as Indian Classical Dance and Music. He has been the Manager/ Government Observer in many an Overseas Global Tournament.
Shri Ajit Kumar PandaDirector (Project & Services)
Shri Ajit Kumar Panda holds Degrees of BE (Hon’s) in Mechanical Engineering from NIT, Rourkela and M. Tech (Thermal Engineering) from IIT, Delhi. He has been an Officer of Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers (1990 batch). In his career spanning more than three decades, Shri Panda has acquired rich experience and expertise in Railway services, operations, productions, infrastructure, Rolling Stock and Public Private Partnerships.
Shri Panda has served as Executive Director (Mechanical Engineering and Project Planning & Development) in Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), Director (Production Units and Efficiency & Research), Ministry of Railways (Railway Board), Chief Workshop Manager, East Coast Railway, Mancheswar and in various other positions of South Eastern Railway. He has also been a Director in Boards of four SPV companies, namely, Haridaspur Paradip Railway Company Limited, Angul Sukinda Railway Limited, Kutch Railway Company Limited and Krishnapatnam Railway Company Limited.
At RVNL, Shri Panda has led setting up several state of the art factories and depots by fast track turnkey execution through composite contracts. He piloted Rolling Stock plans at Railway Board to rapidly switchover to High Horse Power Locomotives and LHB type coaches and coordinated record production of locomotives, coaches ad wagons. He provided transformational leadership at Mancheswar Workshop through a series of interventions for organizational change and development.
Shri Panda has been two times recipient of Railway Minister’s National Award for Outstanding Service.
Sh. Mohammad Azhar ShamsDirector (Domestic)
Shri Mohammad Azhar Shams is B.Tech (Computer Science) alongwith MBA. He is an ex-Indian Railways Traffic Service (IRTS) Officer of 1992 Batch. He started his career from South Eastern Railway and subsequently came to Northern/North Central Railway. During this period, he worked as DOM/Bilaspur, DTM/Tundla, Sr.DCM/Allahabad, Sr.DSO/Prayagraj.
In 2007 he joined CONCOR on deputation and was made incharge of Vizag Terminal as Sr.GM. He continued there till 2010 and subsequently joined back Indian Railways. From 2010-2015, he worked as Sr.DCM/Kharagpur, Sr.DOM/Kharagpur in South Eastern Railway and Dy.COM/Jabalpur in West Central Railway. During his tenure with Indian Railways, he received many awards and accolades including two General Manager Awards, one Railway Minister Award and a Business and Passenger Services Shield for outstanding performance.
In 2015, he came back to CONCOR on deputation and took absorption there in 2018. He has held various portfolios like GGM/Operations, GGM/Int’l Mktg&HR, CPRO, मुख्य राजभाषा अधिकारी, ED/ Int’l Mktg&HR, ED/BD&HR and ED/AREA III. During his CONCOR tenure in last few years, he introduced many business friendly schemes like Block Rake Movement, Concept of Container as Warehousing, Extended Gate facility, 45/90 days free time, Free Repositioning of Empty containers from Port to ICDs, etc. All these helped the Company in facing the ever-increasing competition in the logistic sector. As HR head also, he initiated many cost cutting measures like Restructuring the organisation from a three-tier to a two-tier system, zero based man power review, streamlining the deployment of security guards in the organisation, etc.
He is a Ghazal aficionado. His first book of Ghazal ‘Dar Haqeeqat’ got published in 2019.
Railway Board, Part-time Govt. Director
Shri Ram Prakash, 59 years, has done BE in Electrical Engineering from IIT Roorkee in 1984. He joined Indian Railways as IRSEE 1984 batch.
He is presently working in Railway Board as Additional Member. He has a vast experience in operation, maintenance, design and manufacturing of Electric Locomotives and electric multiple units(EMU). He held various important and challenging posts in Railways during his 36 years of service. He has worked as ADRM (Additional Divisional Railway Manager)/Sealdah, Chief Electric Loco Engineer/ Eastern Railway, Chief Electrical Engineer/Construction/ER, Chief Safety Officer/ ER , Principal Chief Electrical Engineer / CLW (Chittaranjan Locomotive Works), Principal Executive Director/ Traction Installation/RDSO( Research Design Standards Organisation) before joining as Additional Member in Railway Board.
He has also served the Territorial Army for 26 years. He was Commanding officer of 969 Rly Engr Regt.
He is recipient of prestigious national level Minister’s award for record outturn at Kanchrapara workshop/ER in the year 1998 while working as Dy Chief Electrical Engineer/ Kanchrapara. CLW became the highest Electric Locomotive manufacturing unit during his tenure as Principal Chief Electrical Engineer / CLW and CLW name featured in the ‘Limca Book Of Records’ for highest production of Electric Locomotives in 2018-19.
Railway Board, Part-time Govt. Director
Shri Deepak Kumar Jha, Deepak Kumar Jha belongs to the Indian Railway Traffic Service (1990 Batch). He has worked on Eastern Railway, East Coast Railway and Western Railway before joining the Railway Board. He has performed exceedingly well while working on various positions at Divisional and Zonal level, mostly in Operations and General Administration.
He has strived to bring system improvements in Operation and Policy Instructions.
While working as DRM/Ahmedabad of Western Railway, he has been involved in the commissioning of one its kind Gandhinagar Railway Station with world class facilities and a Five Star Hotel above the station building.
In the Railway Board also, he has been associated with policy formulation on Gati Shakti, Cargo Terminal Policy, New Land Licensing Policy and Bharat Gaurav Train Policy apart from Joint Parcel Product launched in collaboration with Department of Posts.
Shri Chesong Bikramsing TerangPart-Time Non-Official (Independent) Director
Shri Bikram Chesong Terang (born 1-6-1975) is a BE (Chemical) (from Assam Engineering College, Gauhati University) and being more passionate about writing short stories, inspired by fascinating Karbi legends and myths, and real life stories of struggles, triumphs and tragedies. He did Engineering to fulfill the dream of his father, who was a lawyer and served as Deputy Legal Advisor to CBI.
Shri Terang hails from a rural farming family which traces its pedigree to the iconic Waisong and Chesong Terang, medieval folk heroes, who fought for Karbi freedom. Shri Terang did not take up government job to pursue his dream of creative writing and started with a small book shop which he subsequently donated it to a friend and joined as a staff reporter of a local English Daily. The activist that he has been from within attracted the BJP, which inducted him as Media Convenor in 2014 for Karbi Anglong District Committee. Shri Terang lives in the small town of Diphu in Karbi Anglong, Assam with his wife and three kids.
Shri Satendra KumarPart-Time Non-Official (Independent) Director
Shri Satendra Kumar is a practicing Chartered Accountant with firm name M/s Satendra & Co., in Patna, Bihar since 2007. In addition, he has post qualification certificates of Valuation of shares and Forensic Accounting & Fraud Detection (FAFD). He had also done his graduation in Physics (Honors) from B.N. College, patna University, patna.
He has expertise in Finance, Auditing, Direct and Indirect Taxation, Company Law Matters, Commercial Affairs, Secretarial Matters.
Smt. Chandra RawatPart-Time Non-Official (Independent) Director
Smt. Chandra Rawat, is a graduate in Sanskrit and bangle from Allahabad University. Presently, she is Kshtriya Upadhyaksh, Avadh Prant, BJP, Lucknow. She was MLA from Assembly - Mohanlal Ganj from 2012 to 2017. Prior to that she was Jila Panchayat Sadasya from Ward - Mohanlal Ganj from 2000 to 2005 and Jila Adhyaksh of mahila Sabha from 1998 to 2012. She has always been actively engaged in social works and politics.
Shri Kedarasish BapatPart-Time Non-Official (Independent) Director
Shri Kedarashish Bapat is a practicing Chartered Accountant, as partner of M/s S.B.Dandeker & Co., at Kolkata, West Bengal with over 25 years of experience in providing professional services covering Audits, Direct Taxation, Corporate Laws compliance and Management Consulting to a range of corporate and non corporate entities both in the Public and Private sector. He is a Commerce graduate from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata.
He is a Non Executive Director on the Board of YU Technologies Private Limited since November 2001, a company engaged in research and manufacturing of niche, end to end automation and process control solutions for the Sugar Industry, both in India and abroad. He has also served as an Independent Director from February 2017 to February 2020 on the Board of M/s Bridge & Roof Company (India) Limited, a "Mini Ratna" PSU under the Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises.