Chairman-cum-Managing Director(Addl. Charge)
Shri Prabhat Kumar Sinha has been assigned with the additional charge of Chairman cum Managing Director of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited w.e.f. 01.11.2020 in addition to the charge of CMD, NCL. He joined as CMD, NCL on 22nd December, 2017 and is functioning with ultimate responsibility of the company’s performance, people and ventures, including development and execution of company’s business strategies. Born in January 1962, Shri Sinha graduated in Mining Engineering from Raipur Engineering College, Raipur in the year 1982. He completed his post graduation in “Mine Planning & Design” from ISM, Dhanbad in the year 1988. Shri Sinha is a seasoned professional with 36 years of experience in Opencast and Underground mining activities encompassing Operational, Man, Material & Project Managements of Coal India Ltd.
Shri Sinha has worked as head of production unit in opencast and underground mines of SECL, WCL and NCL, with excellent track record. He has also worked in Science and Technology Department of CMPDIL.
Shri Sinha was appointed as Director (P&P), SECL on 3rd August, 2016 and during his one year and four months tenure, he has achieved physical possession of 752.459 Ha land, secured TOR for 08 mines and EC for one mine from MoEF&CC, secured Stage II clearance of 383 Ha of Forest Land and introduced Slope Stability Radars for monitoring of dump slopes in SECL.
Shri Sinha has represented Indian Coal Industry in the World Mining Congress at Poland in the year 2008 and at Istanbul (Turkey) during the year 2011. He also visited Sweden, Switzerland and Germany for training in Advanced Management Development Programme during the year 2014. He was a part of International MinExpo-2016 at Las Vegas, USA during September, 2016. He also has the honor of representing the Technology Mission, under the MOU between CIL/CMPDI and CISRO, Australia, during the period 16-25 June, 2017.
His competence is also expressed in his technical paper entitled “Dump Slope Monitoring at Jayant - the new perspective” presented at 4th Asian Mining Congress, held at Kolkata in the year 2012, technical paper entitled “Effect of production blast on dump stability in open pit mines” presented in the “FRAGBLAST-10” held in November, 2012 at New Delhi and technical paper entitled “Environmental Sustainability Analysis in SECL” - presented at NxGnMiFu2017 Conference - New Delhi during 15-17 February, 2017.
He is honored with many prestigious awards viz. Excellence in Environment Management, as Project Head, from MPCCB-Bhopal for the year 2010-11 and Best Mines Manager at HB Ghosh memorial award hosted by MGMI at Kolkata for 2 consecutive years (2012, 2013). He has a professional affiliation with Mining, Geological and metallurgical institute (MGMI) and Indian Mine Manager’s Association (IMMA).
Shri Sinha uses his multi-fold experience in the work to become an able strategist for steering the organization in the most profitable direction and for succeeding in crisis management. He executes his leadership skills through open communication, teamwork and a positive moral in the organization.