Steel and Metallurgy to honour Industry stalwarts in Kolkata

The Kolkata headquartered Global benchmark magazine on steel and all its allied and component industries – Steel and Metallurgy will be marking its next conference with a high-voltage award ceremony. The awards will be given out as part of its forthcoming conference on Integrated & Secondary Steel Sector with a focus on Growth & Survival Strategies in these difficult times. The theme of the dal long conference will be “Raw Materials & Technology”, which will be held on 26th November 2018, at the he Lalit Great Eastern in Kolkata.


Talking exclusively to the Core Sector Communique, Nirmalya Mukherjee, the Editor of Steel & Metallurgy used the paradigm “the tough gets going, when the going gets tough” to explain the rationale behind the selection of the awardees. “The steel industry has been going through difficult times. Challenging times that have made the giants among men stand head and shoulders above the rest and it is our humble tribute to these leaders – to cheer the winners as they run.”

Nirmalya has done an excellent job in identifying the winners as will be evident from the list of awardees:

Category: Proactive role on behalf of Ministry of Steel, Govt. of India for technical advise to public and private sector steel plants.

Parmjeet Singh, Additional Industrial Adviser, Ministry of Steel, Govt of India

Category: Operational and Leadership Excellence at RINL

P.K. Rath, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd., Visakhapatnam Steel Plant

Category: Business Turnaround CEO

N.A. Ansari, CEO (Steel Business), Jindal Steel & Power Ltd.

Category: Excellence in Project Management and Technical Leadership

N.K. Nanda, Director (Technical), NMDC Ltd.

Category: Promotion of Steel & Excellence in Commercial and Marketing Initiatives

Jayant Acharya, Director (Commercial, Marketing & Corporate Strategy), JSW Steel Ltd.

Category: CEO of the year

A.K. Rath, CEO, SAIL, Bhilai Steel Plant

Category: CEO of the year

Anirban Dasgupta, CEO, SAIL, IISCO Steel Plant

Category: Excellence in Promotion of steel as a generic material in the construction segment

Sushim Banerjee, Director General, Institute for Steel Development & Growth (INSDAG)

Category: Excellence in Technical Consultancy to the Indian Steel Industry

Subrata Mitra, Jt. Managing Director, M.N. Dastur & Co.

Category: Excellence in Providing Technology in Cold Rolling & Finishing Mills

Raman Madhok, Managing Director & CMI Group Head – South Asia, CMI Industry Metals, CMI FPE LTD.

Category: Promoting Secondary Steel Sector in India

Shyam Sunder Beriwala, Chairman, Shyam Steel Industries Ltd.

Category: Promotion of DRI sector in the Indian Iron & Steel Industry

Deependra Kashiva, Executive Director, Sponge Iron Manufacturers’ Association of India

Category: Excellence in providing outstanding technology to Indian Steel Industry

Marc Hoffmann, Managing Director, SMS India Pvt. Ltd.

Category: Excellence in providing outstanding technology to Indian Steel Industry

Francesco Esposito, Managing Director, Danieli India Ltd.

Category: Energy savings and maintenance cost to steel industry for long term sustainability

Imtiaz Ahmed, Market Development Manager (Commercial Marketing), ExxonMobil Lubricants Private Limited

Category: Excellence in Media Relations & External Communications at RINL

Bangar Raju, Manager – Media Relations & Corporate Communications, RINL, Vizag Steel

Category: Excellence in Academy Industry Interaction

Dr. Rajib Dey, Associate Professor, Dept.of Metallurgical & Material Engineering, Jadavpur University

Category: Excellence in Steel Journalism

Ritwik Mukherjee, Editor, Financial Chronicle

Category: Excellence in Steel Journalism

Rakhi Mazumdar, Associate Editor, The Economic Times

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