Board Of Directors
Sh. V. Kalyana RamaChairman & Managing Director
Mr. 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 steered new initiatives and diversified business models for creating new engines of growth for the company. Under his leadership bulk handling solutions, distribution logistics, FMLM and business solutions have been pioneered besides introduction of various digital initiatives like AIML, automated billing of vendors, e-Office etc. Under his leadership, CONCOR has been conferred with various prestigious awards and has been continuously listed in the Fortune 500 Indian companies. He has been involved in all the developmental planning and operational activities of EXIM and Domestic cargo at the various dry ports terminals of CONCOR. He has been 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.
Amrendra Kumar ChandraRailway Board, Part-time Govt. Director
Amrendra Kumar Chandra, an IRSME officer of 1987 batch, graduated from Delhi University in Mechanical Engineering in 1986 and after a brief stint with ONGC, joined Indian Railways.
During his long tenure of more than 33 years with Indian Railways, he has successfully executed and piloted many important projects. He has worked for about ten years during initial years in divisions acquiring valuable experience in core railway operations, planning, budgeting, material management and industrial relations.
He has served for about fifteen years in zonal railway headquarters in various capacities like Deputy General Manager, Chief Public Relations Officers, Chief Mechanical Engineer Planning & Chief Workshops Engineer acquiring skill sets like General Management, Project Planning and executions, Public Relations, setting up new Workshops and almost all facets of railways working.
He is one of the core members of many transformative reforms that IR has seen and gone through during recent times. He successfully piloted largest ever Rolling Stock Acquisition plan in the history of Indian Railways with a RSP sanction of Rs 1.41 lakh crore in 2022-23 which was ten times more than the 2014 level. He is currently coordinating the activities of 08 Production Units and 48 Workshops of IR and coordinating and associated with the production of most prestigious Vande Bharat Series of Trains which has emerged as one of the best examples of “Make In India”.
In addition to his techno-managerial, administrative and change management skills, he likes to pay back to society to the best of his abilities. He has looked after sports administration at division and zonal level for about 20 years. He was Chief-de-Mission for the Indian Women’s Cricket Team’s tour to England & Ireland in 2007. He is also credited with raising the first ever women’s football on Indian Railways.
Shri Rajesh PathakRailway Board, Part-time Govt. Director
Shri Rajesh Pathak, an Indian Railways Traffic Services (IRTS) officer of 1988 batch, graduated from Ranchi University in B.Sc. and post-graduated from IIT Roorkee in Geology in the year 1986. He is holding the post of Principal Executive Director, TT(M) in Railway Board.
During his long tenure of more than 31 years with Indian Railways, he has successfully executed and piloted many important projects. He has worked for about ten years during initial years in divisions acquiring valuable experience in core railway operations, planning, budgeting, material management and industrial relations.
He has served for about twenty years in zonal railway headquarter at Jabalpur, West Central Railway in various capacities like Principal Chief Commercial Manager, Principal Chief Operations Manager, Chief Freight Transportation Manager, Chief Transportation Planning Manager, Chief Commercial Manager & Senior Divisional Operations Manager acquiring skill sets like control freight and passenger train operations, freight marketing of the railway system, all facets of railway Commercial working, from selling tickets & booking goods through rendering services to passengers at stations and on board trains to dealing with compensation claims, Project Planning and executions.
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.
Shri R.C. Paul KanagarajPart-Time Non-Official (Independent) Director
Shri R.C. Paul Kanagaraj is a Practicing Advocate at Chennai High Court. He has done BA.BL from Coimbatore Law College, Tamil Nadu and has been enrolled with Bar Council of India since 1989.
He has rich & long experience of 34 years in practicing law. He was elected four times as President of Madras High Court Advocate’s Association (from 2006-2016).
In 2014, he founded a regional political party ‘Tamil Maanila Katchi’ and served as the President of the party, which was later merged with ‘Bhartiya Janta Party’ in June, 2020. Since June, 2020, he has been functioning as President of Legal wing of Bhartiya Janta Party, Tamil Nadu. Presently he is state Vice President of Tamil Nadu BJP. He is also serving as an elected member of Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.