CHAIRMAN & MANAGING DIRECTOR

Shri Dhirendra Veer Singh assumed the charge as Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of THDC India Ltd on 1st Dec 2016. He was also entrusted with the additional charge of NEEPCO in the year 2017 for a short period by Ministry of Power. Earlier, he was working as Director (Technical) in THDCIL itself w.e.f. 12th May 2010. Shri Singh is a civil engineering graduate (B.Sc. Hons.) from NIT Rourkela (1983 batch), and has more than 35 years exhaustive experience in underground works, powerhouse works, spillways, contracts, material management, rehabilitation and infrastructural construction works. He joined THDCIL in 1992 at the level of Sr. Engineer and worked in different capacities. Before joining THDCIL, Mr. Singh worked with Larsen & Toubro, where he dealt with Coal Handling Project, Fertilizer Project and High Rise Building Project.  

Shri Singh played an important role in the construction of Tehri Hydro Power Plant (4x250 MW) and was in-charge of its Power House works during commissioning of the project. He was also actively involved in the construction and planning of Spillway System of the Tehri Project as well as its associated jobs like contracts and material management, construction of building and roads etc. He was also deeply involved in the relocation and rehabilitation of people displaced by the Project. 

Shri Singh is also credited for his leadership in helping turnaround of the derailed Koteshwar Hydro-Electric Project (4x100 MW) when he was entrusted the responsibility of implementation of Dam & Power House works and was re-designated as Chief Project Officer. He introduced several innovations during implementation of project works that helped THDCIL commission the project in a record period of four years. The project won many awards at national level for its fastest implementation and project management.  

While working as Director (Technical) he was instrumental to revolutionize the organization by putting his endless efforts for diversification of organization into thermal, wind and solar power. He is strong believer that human resource is an asset to any organization and made every effort to develop an employee friendly environment in the organization and introduced several schemes for overall growth of employees. 
He attended the seminar at California (USA) on “Hydro Vision-2008” to enhance the vision in Hydro Sector and imparted with an exhaustive training in design of Dam and Power House Civil works by Hydro Project Institute (HPI) Moscow through Moscow University Moscow, Russia in year 2004. 

Recognizing his overall feat in Civil Engineering & project management and contribution in implementation of Koteshwar Hydro-Electric Project, Shri Singh was honored with the ‘Eminent Engineering Personality’ award at national convention of ‘Institutions of Engineers’ (India) in 2012, at IIT Roorkee. He has also been conferred with “Chartered Engineer” by Institution of Engineers (India).