Bhubaneswar: Sridhar Patra has been selected by the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) for the post of chairman cum managing director of National Aluminum Company (Nalco). Patra is currently serving as Director (Finance) at Nalco.
Patra will take over as CMD of the navaratna PSU on December 1 this year upon the superannuation of the incumbent CMD Tapan Kumar Chand. Patra was among the four candidates who appeared for an interview before the PESB which advises the government on appointments to top management posts in Central Public Sector Undertakings (CPSUs).
The three other candidates who also participated in the interviews for the post on Wednesday were Soma Mandal, currently director commercial of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL). Atul Bhatt, Chairman and Managing Director, MECON Limited and M Shiva Shunmuganathan, Director (Finance), North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) Limited.