RK Vishnoi Elevated as CMD of THDCIL

R.K. Vishnoi has assumed the charge of Chairman and Managing Director of THDC India Ltd (THDCIL). Prior to this, he was the Director (Technical) in THDCIL since September 1, 2019.

August 07, 2021. By Manu Tayal

R.K. Vishnoi has assumed the charge of Chairman and Managing Director of THDC India Ltd (THDCIL). Prior to this, he was the Director (Technical) in THDCIL since September 1, 2019.

On assuming the charge of CMD, Vishnoi held a meeting with Key Management Personal (KMP) and Heads of the Projects/Departments wherein he outlined that his first and foremost priority will be to transform THDC as a seasoned power sector company in dynamic contemporary power scenario.

He also stressed on boosting in-house innovative interventions in operational as well as under-construction projects.

Vishnoi has over 34 years of vast and rich experience in Design, Engineering and construction of hydro project structures.

He joined THDCIL in year 1989 at the level of Engineer and worked in different capacities and rose to the level of General Manager in year 2013 and thereafter elevated as Executive Director in year 2016.

Apart from heading the Design Department, he also held the additional charge of Executive Director, Vishnugad-Pipalkoti Hydro Electric Project (VPHEP) 444MW. He has various prestigious achievements to his credit while working with the Tehri, Koteshwar and Vishnugad-Pipalkoti hydro projects.

Vishnoi is an Hons. Graduate in Civil Engineering from BITS Pilani and he has also attained the qualification of MBA and has undergone Professional Up-gradation Programme in Design and Construction of Hydraulic Structures and Hydropower Constructions from State University of Moscow, Russia.

He has also attended Advance Management Programme in Leading Strategic Change from ASCI, Hyderabad in association with SDA Bacconi School of Management, Italy.

He has significantly contributed as member of World Bank Expert Group to deliberate and constitute guidelines in respect of contracts during various interactions with World Bank Headquarters, Washington (USA) on their invitation. He is also currently representing India in international Commission on Large Dams for Technical Committee on Seismic Safety of Dams.

He has delivered notable keynote lectures in several countries such as Spokane and Washington DC in the US, St. Petersburg in Russia, Chengdu and Beijing in China, Porto Carras in Greece, Antalya in Turkey, Ottawa in Canada, Singapore and Nepal.

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