Dr Ranjit Rath is new CMD of MECL

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Nov 2018 10:17:29


Dr Ranjit Rath has assumed the charge of Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD) of Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited (MECL), a Mini Ratna CPSE under the Ministry of Mines. A practitioner Geoscientist, Dr Ranjit Rath is an alumni of IIT Bombay, IIT Kharagpur and Utkal University.

Prior to this, he was the General Manager with Engineers India Limited, New Delhi and was posted with Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Ltd., New Delhi, a SPV under the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas.

He has a portfolio of multifarious roles spanning from strategy formulation, business development, upstream asset management and application of geosciences & exploration geology in several important projects including creation of Strategic Petroleum Reserves (SPRs) a ‘first of its kind initiative in India entailing underground rock caverns for strategic storage of crude oil - An intervention towards energy security.

Dr Rath is a recipient of the prestigious ‘National Geosciences Award 2016’ from the President of India. He has co-authored an important book on ‘Underground Storage Technologies’ and has published several technical papers and participated in conferences in India and overseas. With his above 22 years of impeccable experience and expertise in the field of Geosciences as well as his corporate exposure would enable him to discharge his responsibilities as CMD, MECL. It is expected that MECL will continue to rise further and would facilitate seamless convergence between central and state governments, industry and academia for the mines and mineral sector.