ON JUNE 23, the Centre released a long list of 51 IAS officers of 1985 batch who were empanelled for appointment as additional secretary at the Centre. Among those who made it included an officer who has been serving in a Gujarat PSU. Meet Atanu Chakraborty, who has been the Managing Director of Gujarat...State Petronet Limited since November 6, 2014.
Chakraborty, who will retire on April 30, 2020, has been playing a pivotal role in strengthening the state PSU and his experience in Gujarat, known well for reviving PSUs, will come handy in dealing with the affairs of the Central department.
Chakraborty is an Engineering Graduate with specialisation in Electronics and Communication and has done his Post Graduate Diploma in Business Finance and subsequently MBA from UK (Business Administration). He has wide experience of working in various State as well as Central Government Departments and PSUs.
Chakraborty earlier served as Principal Secretary of Finance Department (Economic Affairs) at Government of Gujarat.
As the MD of Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd. (GSFC) from July 13, 2011 to October 30, 2014, he has been instrumental in bring back the PSU into the path of profit.
He also served as the Managing Director of Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Limited from February 27, 2014 to August 29, 2014.
He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Gujarat Maritime Board. He has worked in various capacities in the State Government and Central Government. He served as the Chairman of Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation Limited.
He served as a Vice Chairman of Gujarat Maritime Board. He has been a Director of Petronet LNG Ltd. since February 23, 2015. He has been a Director of Gujarat Gas Company Limited since November 13, 2014 and Gujarat State Petronet Limited since November 6, 2014. He serves as a Director of GSPC Gas Company Limited. He served as a Director of Indian Potash Limited. He serves as a Trustee of Kandla Port Trust.
He was also serving as an independent Non-Executive Director of Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited from July 28, 2011 to November 4, 2014.
He served as a Director of State Bank of Saurashtra since March 25, 2004. He served as a Director of Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Limited from February 27, 2014 to August 29, 2014.
He served as a Director of Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited from October 25, 2008 to November 20, 2009 and Gujarat Industries Power Co. Ltd. from August 9, 2011 August 17, 2012.
He has also served as a Managing Director, Gujarat State Financial Services Ltd., CEO, Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board, CEO of Gujarat Maritime Board and Executive Director, Gujarat State Fertilizers and Chemical Ltd. In the Central Government, he served as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Finance.
A good writer, he has been contributing articles on issues relating to PPP and natural gas transportation etc. A voracious reader, his areas of his interest include finance, economics, infrastructure, etc.