Shri D.V. Singh

Shri Dhirendra Veer Singh took over as Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of THDC India Ltd. on 1st Dec 2016. Before this elevation, he was working as Director (Technical) in THDCIL itself w.e.f. 12th May 2010. He was also entrusted with the additional charge of Chairman & Managing Director, NEEPCO in the year 2017 for a brief period by Ministry of Power.

Shri Singh is a Civil engineering graduate (B.Sc. Hons.) from NIT Rourkela (1983 batch), and has more than 36 years’ exhaustive experience in construction of hydro projects and rehabilitation, heavy foundation works in Thermal and Fertilizer projects. He was actively involved in the construction and planning of Spillway System, Power House works, Contracts and Material Management, construction of building and roads etc. in prestigious multipurpose Tehri Hydro Project (1000MW). He joined THDCIL in 1992 at the level of Sr. Engineer and contributed in different capacities before reaching to the pinnacle of the organization.

Shri Singh is credited for his leadership in making turnaround of the derailed Koteshwar Hydro-Electric Project (400 MW) by pioneering several innovations during implementation of project works that helped THDCIL commission the project in a record period of four years, after starting almost from scratch from April’2007. The efforts put by the organization and especially by Mr. Singh were appreciated at different forums and the project was awarded as the “Project of the year 2012” by Project Management Institute, India and CIDC Vishwakarma award 2013 for "Best Project" of the year for its fastest implementation and project management. “Appreciation Letter” for extra ordinary efforts was issued by Secretary (Power), Govt. of India for this unparalleled feat.

He was imparted with a professional upgradation program in Design and Construction of hydraulic structures and hydro power constructions by Hydro Project Institute (HPI) Moscow through Moscow University Moscow, Russia. To enhance his vision in emerging techniques in Hydro Sector he attended the seminar on “Hydro Vision-2008” at California (USA). He visited different Dams in Japan, to appreciate & discuss latest techniques in Sediment Management, Drilling Technologies and Maintenance of Dam Structures. He also represented India in the annual meeting of International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) in Ottawa, Canada and also attended the symposium on sustainable and safe Dams organized by ICOLD.
He is firm believer of Management is nothing more than motivating people”, therefore he considers that human resource is an asset to any organization. He has made every effort to motivate the human resource and to develop an employee friendly environment in the organization by taking several steps for overall growth and encouragement of employees and the organization as whole after taking over as CMD of the organization.

In his able, passionate, innovative and creative leadership, THDCIL has diversified into other spheres of energy development e.g. Wind Power, Thermal Power and Solar Power other than consultancy services for stabilization of vulnerable destabilized slopes to different Govt. agencies e.g. Uttarakhand PWD, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, Amarnathji Shrine Board.

Recognizing his overall feat in Civil Engineering & Project Management and contribution in implementation hydro power Projects, Shri Singh was honored with the ‘Eminent Engineering Personality”, “Chartered Engineer” and “Eminent Water Resource Engineer” by Institution of Engineers in their National meet.
Chairman and Managing Director