With major merchant Iron Ore mining leases coming up for auction, Indian Iron Ore Industry is expected to undergo a transitional phase in 2020.
Mining companies like NMDC and OMC aims to strengthen Iron Ore output in the coming years. Considering steel capacity ramp-ups,it would be interesting to see whether it meets India's increasing demand or not. The fourth edition of Indian Iron Ore, Pellet & DRI Summit intends to discuss the recent development of Mines Auction 2020 and understand its impact on domestic Iron Ore demand-supply therein,purview of imports and inﬂuence on DRI & Pellet industry.
India Mining Auctions 2020
India to turn Net Iron-Ore Importer again?
Indian Iron-Ore Supply Demand
Chinese Steel Scenario
Global Pellet Market Dynamics
Sponge & Scrap Market Scenario
Shri Vivek Gupta
Director (RM & L), SAIL, India
Shri Vivek Gupta
Director (RM & L), SAIL, India
Shri Vivek Gupta is a Civil Engineer, having over 38 years of experience of working in the Company in different capacities at both Plant as well as at Corporate Office of the Company. Having joined IISCO Steel Plant initially, he rose to the level of General Manager (Projects) there, before joining Corporate Office as Executive Director (Projects).
Thereafter, he was posted as in charge of the Visvesvaraya Iron & Steel Plant. Prior to joining as Director (Raw Materials & Logistics) he was posted as Executive Director (Projects & Operations) at Raw Materials Division (RMD) of the Company, overseeing the projects and operational activities of RMD.
V R Sharma
Managing Director, JSPL, India
B P Pandey
Mining Expert, India
MV Subba Rao
CMD, KIOCL, India
Mr MV Subba Rao with more than 3 decades of experience in Steel Industry with State, Central & MNC companies, has taken over the Charge of Chairman-cum-Managing Director of the Schedule ‘A’, Mini-Ratna, Category | Company, KIOCL Limited, under the auspices of Ministry of Steel, Government of India. Shri Rao holds the Master’s Degree in Marketing, Bachelor’s Degree in Metallurgy along with PG Diploma in Marketing.
Started his professional career as a Production In-charge with M/s Mittal Group and later on shifted to M/s A.P Steels Ltd., (A PSU under AP Govt.), Vikram Ispat (A unit of Grasim Industries Ltd.,) for career growth. He has led number of pioneering projects viz., Introduction of Gas based DRI/ HBI in primary & secondary steel sectors.
As the current CMD, Mr Rao, with his commercial acumen and positive outlook, has established sustainable business relationship with customers, partners, suppliers and stakeholders across the world. Under the leadership of him, the company has been recognized with “Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Exporter for FY 2011-12″ by Customs Commissionerate, Mangalore. With his vast experience and expertise in the field of Metallurgy, Mr MV Subba Rao has presented and published several technical papers related to Steel Making, Sponge Iron, and Modernization of Steel Industry etc.
CEO, Sesa Goa Iron Ore Business (Vedanta Ltd.), India
Head Marketing (Domestic & Export), Essel Mining, India
He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering & Masters in Business Administration (Finance) with 27 years of extensive experience in handling multi-commodities like Iron Ore, Noble Ferro alloys, Oleo Chemicals, Palm Oil, Rubber & Cement, across the globe.
He has proficiently handled various domains ranging from Domestic & International Commodity Marketing, Import, Export, Sales Management, Centralized Procurement, Negotiation, Supply chain, Business Development and Control, Project Management, Long Term Business Strategy Formulation, Joint Ventures, Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestments and Manufacturing in diversified businesses amidst both Indian & global markets.
In addition to having an excellent business acumen & a sharp commercial mind, Pavan has developed himself as a proactive, transformational leader exhibiting qualities like the ability to experiment & take calculated risks, make & stand with difficult decisions, share collective organizational consciousness and communicate ideas constructively.
Dillip Kumar Mohanty
CGM (Mining), OMC Ltd., India
Mr Mohanty started his career as a Lecturer in Mining Engineering at the School of Mining Engineering in Keonjhar, Odisha. From 1989 onwards he worked in different capacities viz. Mining, Production, Planning, Material Management, Mines Safety, Sales & Marketing at the Odisha Mining Corporation Limited (OMC), a Gold Category State PSU of Odisha.
At present he is working as the Chief General Manager (Mining) in E-8 grade in OMC Ltd., heading both Production (Mining) and Sales-Marketing Wings of the organization.
He is also an Honorary Secretary at ‘The Council of Mining, Geological & Metallurgical Institute of India’, Bhubaneswar Chapter.
Senior Manager- Mining, Fomento Resources, India
Rajiv Kumar is a mining professional, possessing a B. Tech. (Mining) from Indian School of Mines (IIT Dhanbad) from 1993 Batch and has more than 25 years of experience of Opencast Mining in India.
He started his career from M/s Almora Magnesite Mines a joint venture of UPSMDC, TRL and SAIL. Since 1999, he has been working in various Mines in various capacities in Goa and has worked with M/s Chowgule and Company Pvt. Limited and is currently working with M/s Sociedade Fomento Industries Pvt. Ltd. a Fomento Group Companies as a Senior General Manager- Mines.
He is a holder of First Class Mines Manager certificate issued by D. G. M. S. India. He has also done an Executive Business Management from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta in the year 2010.
He has authored papers and presentations at various forums and has valuable experience in Iron Ore mining and profound knowledge on the legislations governing the mining industry.
Chief, Raw Materials Strategy, Corporate Strategy & Planning, Tata Steel, India
Group Advisor - New Mines Development, JSPL & President, PMAI, India
R N Bhargava
Chairman, Ecomen Laboratories Pvt Ltd., India
Head- Corporate Strategy & Business Development, JSPL, India
He is Managing Committee Member of PHDCCI, Co-Chairman: National Council on Power – ASSOCHAM and also actively engages with various industries bodies / associations including CII, IPPAI, Association of Power Producers (APP), Sponge Iron Manufactures Association (SIMA).
He is also on the board of many companies such as Jindal United Steel Limited, OPJ Trading Private Ltd, Kineta Power Ltd, JSP Cement Ltd, JSPL Overseas Ltd, JSPL Energy Ltd, JSP Power (Raigarh) Ltd, Clean Current Pvt Ltd.
He holds a Bachelor‘s Degree in Engineering from National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal and is MBA from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. He is also an Alumni of Darden School of Business, University of Virginia.
Chairman,Sponge Iron Manufacturer's Association, India
Founder & CEO – Jindal Intellicom Limited, India
D P Deshpande
Ex-Chairman of SIMA & Ex-MD of Tata Sponge, India
Mr Deshpande was the former Chairman of The Sponge Iron Manufacture’s Association (SIMA) from 2015-2019, and the former Managing Director of Tata Sponge Iron Ltd.
An Executive Director in Tata Metaliks Ltd. Kolkata and before that a Chief (coke, Sinter and Iron) at Tata Steel, during the expansion phase from 6.8 MTPA to 10 MTPA. Mr Deshpande worked as the Chief of Project for the Coke oven expansion at Jamshedpur and Kalinganagar Project of Tata Steel. A TQM practicing Manager, trained in Japan at The Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers. Mr Deshpande led the efforts of the Coke, Sinter and Iron Group, during Tata Steel’s successful challenge to Deming award. He has also been trained at the Goldratt programs for ToC and its applications.
Mr Deshpande is a trained assessor for the group companies in the Tata Business Excellence Model. Chairman of the integration panel with Tata Steel Europe on Raw materials, while at TSL. An executive committee member of the CII Eastern Regional Council and the joint Chairman of the Manufacturing Committee of the CII, Eastern Regional Council. An invitee member of the industry on the panel to review the research projects of the NML, JSR. Authored, co-authored twelve papers which were published in the international journals. Invited speaker by the SteelMint in India, CNBC TV India, ET now India. Mr Deshpande is currently working as an Independent consultant for new steel projects and projects for improvement in steel plants.
N D Rao
President,Orissa Metaliks Pvt Ltd,India
Dr Hossein Etminan
Sales & Marketing Manager, Golgohar Mining & Industrial Company, Iran
Hossein Etminan is Sales and Marketing Manager of Golgohar Mining and Industrial Company. Gogohar is the largest producer of raw material of steel making in the middle east and also pioneer in the world. Hossein joined Golgohar, in 2009 till now as sales manager focusing on raw material of steel making market. He has done some valuable research in steel making raw material such as:
Pricing method of iron ore, concentrate and pellet
Branding of steel making raw material
Optimization of the best suitable quality of raw material for steel making
He has valuable experience in Copper industry from 2007-2009 as quality control manager in Nation Iranian copper industries. Hossein hold Ph.D. degree in Extractive Metallurgy Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology.
Director, Star Global LLC, Dubai
Mr Kaushalendra Prasad is a veteran of Iron Ore Industry, having more than 48 years of Global experience spread across, Iron Ore, Pelletizing, DRI, and Shipping Logistics.
He started his career with Kudremukh Iron Ore Mine in India in 1966, and continued to head the Commercial division till 1990. He joined Bahrain Steel in 1990 and became its CEO in 2011. During his tenure with Bahrain Steel, he established Bahrain Steel as a major supplier of DR Pellets in GCC region and turned around the company into a profitable venture. Amidst global shortage of DR grade Pellet feed, Bahrain Steel managed to secure Pellet feed from alternate sources. He has visited major Iron Ore Mines in the world.
Mr Prasad has now established his own Consultancy Co., based in Bahrain, dealing with Iron Ore, Pellets, DRI, Marketing and Project implementation, so that the Industry continues to benefit from his rich experience. He is also a Director of Star Global, a Dubai based Trading house, dealing in Steel, DRI, Steel Raw Materials.
President & Managing Director, Outotec, India
VS Balarama Krishna
CEO, Amalgam Steels Pvt Ltd, India
Mr V S Balarama Krishna is a metallurgist having experience of 33 years out which he has an 18 years of experience in pellet plant operations, stabilization, getting quality pellet according to the downstream operation like gas based DRI quality, Blast furnace requirement and DRI kiln coal based.
Mr Krishna’s expertise lies within process from Iron ore beneficiation, pellet, DRI gas based as well coal based kiln, blast furnace operation and steel making Induction melting as well as Arc furnace. He started as chief process controller to a level of Director Technical, giving an advantage in knowing the process in deep and helping in stabilizing operation, getting quality, quantity, solving process related problems, doing research and development, inventing new technologies and running plant to a customer satisfaction.
He served as COO and whole time director at BMM Ispat Ltd., as a Director – Operations and Business Development at Rashmi Metaliks Ltd., and as President at Arya Iron and Steel Company Ltd. He is the current CEO of Amalgam Steels Pvt Ltd.
Director, Lloyds Group, India
Mr. Rajesh Rajnarayan Gupta is a business Graduate from Mumbai University. He is Founder Board Member of Lloyds Group.
An Experienced business Manager, in a variety of industries, including engineering, steel, power and currently mining, with a vast history of working and troubleshooting, he is specialized in Operations Management, International Sales, Procurement, Business Development and Business Strategy.
Under his Leadership, the company Lloyds Metals and Energy Ltd continues to be successful in the sponge iron industry as an independent manufacturer, as well as in running an iron ore mine in the most difficult district of Gadchiroli in Maharashtra.
Partner, McKinsey & Company, India
Head Of Editorial, Mysteel, Singapore
VP - Equity Research, BofA Securities, India
Associate Director, CRISIL Research, India
Director, Bagadiya Brothers Pvt. Ltd., India
Head Of Research, SteelMint, India
Head Of Research, SteelMint, India
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