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Shyam Nandan Prasad

Director (Marketing)
Coal India Limited

Mr. Prasad joined CIL, the world’s largest coal producing company with present sales turnover of more than 16 billion US$, as a Management Trainee in 1982. Since February 2016 Mr. Prasad is a Board Member and Functional Director of the Company, heading the marketing function. Previously as General Manager (Marketing) of South Eastern Coalfields Limited, Mr. Prasad was heading sales activity involving volume despatch of about 139Mt per year with a sales turnover of about US$ 3.8 Billion. During his 34 years’ stint, he has been associated with all the marketing activities of the company at three subsidiaries covering different location and different coalfields with different product-mix. This helped him to have hands on exposure with the total product line of CIL, both coking and non-coking coal. By virtue of heading the marketing function of an organization providing 43% of the commercial energy of the Country, Mr. Prasad has been instrumental in implementing the recently introduced market-driven linkage auction policy of the Government for assuring long-term coal supply for non-power sector. Mr Prasad is a well-travelled person across the World, having exposure to international best practices in Coal sector. He was nominated by his company to Advanced Management Development Programme at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and University of St. Gallen, Switzerland in 2011.

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