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Chanakya Chaudhary
Director, Tata Steel Mining Limited

Skills & Experience

Mr. Chaudhary is a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) - Mechanical from BITS, Pilani. He has undergone various prestigious management programs like Young Managers Program at INSEAD, France in 1997, Tata Group Executive Leadership Program in 2007 conducted by Michigan Ross School of Business and Executive MBA from CEDEP, France in 2008-09.

Mr. Chanakya Chaudhary joined Tata Steel in 1988 as Graduate Engineer Trainee in the Raw Material Division at Jharia, Dhanbad, India. During his stint in the Collieries division, he worked in various capacities and was subsequently transferred to Total Quality Management (Business Excellence Group), wherein he was responsible for working with various divisions of Tata Steel for getting ISO-9000 certification. He has worked as a lead assessor for Tata Group in its journey of Business Excellence and for JRD Quality Value Award based on the Malcom Baldridge Award Criteria. He was assigned as Chief Resident Executive, Delhi in 2004 and was handling Corporate Affairs of the Company. He was designated as Group Director-Corporate Communication & Regulatory Affairs on 1st November 2013 and was responsible for spear heading the Communication Strategy and Policy Advocacy for the Company. In May 2018, Mr. Chaudhary was entrusted with the role of Vice President, Raw Materials from where he has driven many improvements to meet the current challenges and making Tata Steel's Raw Material Supply chain robust and sustainable. With effect from November 2018, Mr. Chaudhary has been appointed as the Vice President, Corporate Services where he is handling the functions of Corporate Affairs (Administration, Corp. Communications, CSR, Security, Aviation, Sports and Medical services).

External Appointments/Other Directorships and offices (current & recent):

He is currently the Vice President (Corporate Services) of Tata Steel Limited. He also serves on the Board of Hockey Ace Foundation, Tata Steel Foundation, Medica TS Hospital Pvt. Ltd., Jamshedpur Football and Sporting Pvt. Ltd., Tata Steel Utilities & Infrastructure Services Ltd., NICCO Jubilee Park Ltd., Steel City Press Ltd., T M Mining Co Ltd., Tata Steel Special Economic Zone Ltd., S&T Mining Co Pvt. Ltd. and Tata Steel Mining Ltd.

He is the co-chair of the FICCI National Sports committee, Vice Chairman of the Jharkhand State CII Council and member of the Eastern Region CII Council. He is also a member of the Communications Committee of World Steel Association (WSA).