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Board of Director

Shri Salil Kumar

Chairman and Managing Director (Additional Charge) & Director (Projects)

Shri Salil Kumar has joined as Director (Projects) and now assigned the additional charge of the post of Chairman and managing Director of the Company w.e.f. 13.09.2021. He is an Electrical engineering graduate from MNREC (MNNIT), Allahabad. He started his career with M/s HINDALCO, Renukut in the year 1983. Thereafter in the year 1987, he joined Engineering Projects (India) Limited and had played integral role in the implementation of various projects. Shri Kumar has rich and varied experience spanning over more than 34 years in Project Management, Planning & Project Execution on turnkey basis, Cost Estimation, Tendering, Business Development and Contract Management for multi-disciplinary Projects in the field of Infrastructure Steel, Power and Process Plants.

Shri Rajendra Harbhagwan Singh Juneja

Director (Finance)

Shri Rajendra Harbhagwan Singh Juneja, a Cost Accountant and a Post-Graduate from IIT Kharagpur in Metallurgical Engineering, has joined as the Director(Finance) of MECON Limited on 20/04/2018. He started his career with the company in 1986 as Management Trainee (Technical) and during his professional experience of more than 31 years, he has worked in the areas of Contracts, Marketing, Management Advisory etc and has been heading the Finance department for more than 5 years at Ranchi, specializing in all activities of Corporate Finance Department.  

Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma

Director (Commercial)

Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma, did his B.Sc (Mechanical Engineer) in 1988 from BIT Sindri, holding extensive knowledge and experience in the field of Blast Furnaces. He played an instrumental role in successful running of more than 19 Blast Furnaces. Shri Verma has been spearheading his campaign to bring the Indian Blast Furnaces as par with global standards and even excelling over them.

Apart from being a true technologist, he also holds experience in marketing activities. Under his leadership, MECON has successfully galvanized the business development, marketing and contracting activities resulted in Substantial Business procurement growth and signing of number of MoUs with strategic partners.

Shri Verma has also enriched the engineering and academic fraternity by his numerous publications published over a range of journals and seminar compendiums. Shri. Verma is a recipient of many accolades from the Industry including Award of excellence from Indian Institute of Metals and “Bharat Ratna Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya Life time Achievement Award ” from IE(I).

Shri Arun Kumar Agrawal


Shri Arun Kumar Agrawal has taken over as the Director(Technical) of MECON on 01st June 2020.

Born on 2nd May 1963, Shri Agrawal, a 1985 metallurgical engineering graduate from Institute of Technology, Benaras Hindu University (IT-BHU), now IIT-BHU, Varanasi, joined MECON Limited in the year 1986 as Management Trainee (Technical) after one year stint in Aditya Birla Group Hindustan Aluminium Co. (Hindalco) at Renukoot.

He joined in the Iron Making Division of MECON and has been deeply involved in basic engineering & design, detail engineering, consultancy and project management and site services of various Iron Making Projects particularly DR (Direct reduction) projects – both coal and gas based. In Blast Furnace area, he was the co-ordinator for NMDC BF in Nagarnar and 1.2 Mtpa BF Complex of PTKS, Indonesia. He was involved in engineering of no. of coal & gas based DR projects, most prominent being world’s first syngas based DR plant in Angul for JSPL.

He has nearly 34 years of varied and rich experiences in Iron & Steel technology, conceptualisation of project along the entire value chain and development of process flow sheets, making and guiding preparation of multitudes of reports, etc. Besides he has been rendering expert services to Ministry of Steel (MoS) by being part of several committees, policy and norms formulation and their subsequent regulation as well as handling of diverse technical queries. In the process he has immensely contributed to the development and growth of Indian Steel Industry.

Shri Agrawal has exposure in all business verticals ofMECON Limited, both technical & commercial. Besides ferrous areas, he also has exposure to non-ferrous area covering aluminium industry. He has displayed strategic insight and business acumen for future business opportunities and has constantly explored possibility of strategic tie-ups with companies for enhancing company’s business prospects. 

Smt. Rasika Chaube

Director MECON & Additional Secretary, Government of India

Ms. Rasika Chaube, an Officer of the Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS: 86) is a Post Graduate in Psychology and M.Phil from Annamalai University.
During her vast and rich experience in the Civil Services, she has held several positions of importance which includes  Joint Secretary & Financial Advisor to the President Secretariat, with 2 Hon'ble Presidents of India and Principal Integrated Financial Advisor to the Indian Air Force where her office was awarded the Raksha Mantri Award for Excellence- 2017. During her stint in Rashtrapati Bhawan she has worked in the areas of Culture, Women Empowerment, Agriculture and Environment.
She has authored three books & has keen interest in Arts and  Culture.

Ms. Sukriti Likhi

Director, MECON & Additional Secretary & Financial

Smt. SukritiLikhi, Additional Secretary and Financial Advisor, Ministry of Steel, Government of India, belongs to the Indian Administrative Service (Haryana Cadre - 1993).

Her varied experience in administration includes working in the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, as Director in the Department of Financial Services and later, as Counsellor (Economic) with the Embassy of India at Washington DC. Most recently she was Joint Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry, Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Government of India.  In the Haryana State Government, among her varied assignments, she served as Managing Director, Haryana Power Generation Corporation Ltd; as Managing Director HAFED (the Haryana State Cooperative Supply & Marketing Federation Limited) and as Finance Secretary.

She holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard University (USA), a Master’s in Sociology from the Delhi School of Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (Honours) from Lady Shri Ram College.

Smt. Manju Chandra

Director MECON

Mrs. Manju Chandra being a graduate in Arts is a successful entrepreneur having experience of more than three decades, currently running a firm named M/s Manju Chandra. She is also a social worker and is a politically exposed person. Before her appointment as Independent Director of MECON, she, during her illustrious carrier of more than 30 years as an entrepreneur, was also the Member of the Consumer Court and Labour Court. She was also the Vice Chairperson of the National Commission for Safai Karmachari, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.