Shri Rajiv Ranjan Mishra took over the charge of Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Mahanadi Coalfields Limited on 25.09.2018 in addition to his existing assignment of CMD, WCL. Prior to joining WCL as CMD on 11th October, 2014, he had worked in Central Coalfields Limited as Director(Personnel) and at Central Mine Planning and Design Institute Limited (CMPDIL), Ranchi as Head of Personnel & Administration.
He has put in over 30 years of service in the field of Personnel, Human Resources Development etc. in different capacities at various subsidiaries of Coal India Limited. Holding a Master Degree in Geology & Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations, Shri Mishra began his career with CMPDIL over three decades ago. Shri Mishra also worked with Northern Coalfields Limited, Singrauli, Coal India Limited, Kolkata, Eastern Coalfields Limited, Sanctoria and again with CMPDIL, Ranchi before joining CCL as Director (Personnel).
Shri Mishra has been appointed as “Permanent Invitee” on the Board of Directors’ of Coal India Limited from November, 2015. He has also been nominated as a Director on the Board of The Singareni Collieries Company Limited.
Shri Mishra has been nominated as Member of National Monitoring Committee of Ministry of Rural Development, Department of Land Resources from Coal India Limited. He has also been nominated in the Governing Body of Skill Council for Mining Sector (SCMS) to represent Coal India Limited.
Shri Mishra had participated in the Advance Management Programme at China conducted jointly by IICM, Ranchi and China Coal Information Institute in the year 2011 and also visited France and China in 2014. He had also participated as a Member of Coal India delegation in the MINExpo International 2016 at Las Vegas, USA from 26th to 30th September, 2016.
Shri Mishra was awarded “Most Powerful HR Professional of India”, “IME HR Leadership Award” for 2 (two) consecutive years during Asia Pacific HRM Congress, 2012 and 2013 held at Bangalore. “HR Leadership Award” at 2nd Indian Human Capital Summit-2012, New Delhi and “30 Most Talented HR Leaders in PSUs Award” at World HRD Congress, 2013, Mumbai. He has also been awarded “Rajbhasha Kirti Samman-2012 & 2013” by Bharatiya Rajbhasha Vikas Sansthan for effective implementation of official Language. During his tenure in Central Coalfields Limited as Director(Personnel), CCL has been awarded “Best Company for Health & Education in CSR” at Corporate CSR Conclave, 2012 at Ranchi and also took 1st prize in CSR among all the subsidiaries of CIL during CIL Foundation Day celebrations held at Kolkata on 1st November, 2012 and “IPE CSR Corporate Governance Award, 2012 at World CSR Congress, Mumbai”.
Shri Mishra has been awarded “Global HR Excellence Award” at World HRD Congress, Mumbai - 2014. Shri Mishra has also been awarded with “BT-Star PSU Award” for Excellence in Human Resource Management by Bureaucracy Today in New Delhi and “Excellent Administrator Coal Mine in India” in Mumbai by R.K. HIV AIDS Research & Care Centre during 2015. Shri Mishra has been awarded “Governance Now PSU Awards 2015” for HR initiative. He has also been awarded as World Academy of Productivity Sciences Fellow (WAPS) of World Confederation of Productivity Sciences in New Delhi on 3rd June, 2017.
Shri Mishra is known for his team building capabilities and strategic management acumen. He has widely travelled in India and abroad and is associated with several professional organizations. He is the Member of Executive Body of Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) and Chairman of Western Regional Chapter of SCOPE. He is a Member of Confederation of Indian Industries, New Delhi – Council on PSEs and Member of Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Coal Management (IICM), Ranchi. He is also the Patron of The National Association for the Blind, Nagpur District Branch, Nagpur. He is also a Life Member of Indian Geological Congress, Roorkee.