After his appointment as Chairman & Managing Director of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Mr. Atul Sobti, 56, has assumed charge as CMD of India’s largest Maharatna Public Sector engineering and manufacturing enterprise, here today. Prior to this, Mr. Sobti was Director on the Board of BHEL, heading two crucial portfolios of Power and Finance. Earlier, he also held additional charge of the post of Director (Engineering, R&D).
In addition, he is the Chairman of Raichur Power Corporation Limited, a Joint Venture company of BHEL and Karnataka Power Corporation Limited. Before his elevation to the Board in December, 2013, he was Executive Director (Power) at BHEL, New Delhi, and was also holding concurrent charge of Industrial Systems Group, a Bengaluru based unit of BHEL. He has been instrumental in strategizing and securing a series of orders from various state utilities including Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand and Punjab besides Central Utilities like NTPC and NLC.
Mr. Sobti has a rich repertoire of diverse and versatile professional experience of 35 years, working in various capacities in all major segments of BHEL. He has been an active member of ‘CII National Committee of Young Managers’, National level ‘CII Trade committee’, ‘Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce’, and ‘CII sub-group of R&D in Manufacturing’.