Mr Jatinder Mehra has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Essar Steel Holdings Limited (ESHL).
Mr Mehra has been associated with the Essar Group since 1997 in various capacities including Managing Director for Essar Steel Ltd., and Resident Director (Corporate Affairs), Essar Group.
Mr Mehra is a chemical engineer from BITS – Ranchi, and has completed an Advanced Management Program at the Oxford University. He is a well respected veteran in the steel industry with over 45 years experience in various capacities in reputed public sector and private steel companies, including Steel Authority India Limited (SAIL) and Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited - Vishakhapatnam (RINL), as its Chairman and Managing Director.
Mr Mehra has multi-faceted experience in managing various functions such as Marketing, Operations, Technical Services and Corporate Relations. He has won several prestigious awards including Udyog Ratna Award in 1994, the ‘Tata Gold Medal’ for outstanding metallurgical contributions in 1995 and ‘Steel Eighties’ award from the Indian Institute of Metals.
In his new role as CEO, Mr Mehra will be responsible for all the Operations and Projects of the Steel Business of Essar Steel Holdings Limited including Mines, in India and internationally.
About Essar Steel Holding Limited
Essar Steel Holdings Limited (ESHL) which is a global producer of steel with a footprint covering India, Canada, United States of America, Middle East and Asia. It is a fully integrated flat carbon steel manufacturer - from iron ore to ready to market products. ESHL has a current capacity of 8 million tons. With its expansion plans in India and other parts of Asia and North America, its capacity will go up to 20 to 25 million tons by 2012. Its products find wide acceptance in highly discerning consumer sectors, such as automotive, white goods, construction, engineering and shipbuilding. Recently, it acquired Algoma Steel of Canada, which has a steel manufacturing capacity of 4 mmtpa.
About Essar Global
Essar Global Limited (EGL) is a large business corporation with a balanced portfolio of assets straddling the manufacturing and services sectors: Steel, Energy, Power, Communication, Shipping & Logistics, and Construction. EGL, through its six sectoral holding companies, has an asset base of over USD 10 billion (INR 410 billion) and employs 20,000 people worldwide. The company has operations and investments in India, Canada, North America, Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean and South East Asia.