Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) has appointed Sudhanshu Saraf as chief executive officer (CEO) of its steel business with immediate effect. Saraf succeeds Naushad Akhter Ansari, who was elevated to the post of joint Managing Director effective from January 1, 2019.
In his new role, Saraf will head the domestic and international steel operations of the company. His responsibilities would also include the mining business of the company spread across Tensa (Odisha) and key international coal mining operations in Australia, Mozambique, and South Africa. Part of the $18 Bn OP Jindal Group, JSPL has a presence in steel, power, mining and infrastructure sectors.
N. A. Ansari, Joint Managing Director, JSPL stated, “We welcome Mr. Sudhanshu Saraf in his role as Chief Executive Officer of JSPL’s Steel Business. Mr. Saraf’s deep understanding in identifying and deploying actions on System Constraints for maximizing benefit of existing systems will go a long way in realizing the continuous efficiency enhancement and operational excellence roadmap at JSPL.”
Saraf, an alumnus of the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, has been associated with Jindal Steel & Power for the last three years in his capacity as a consultant.
On his appointment, Saraf said, “I see JSPL in a position of strength on many counts. I am excited about this opportunity to leverage these strengths to take JSPL to unprecedented heights.”