NMDC Limited's Director (Production) PK Satpathy has been conferred with the 'Greentech Leading Director Award 2021.' The jury conferred this prestigious award based on his dynamic initiatives and achievements which included the highest production of iron ore of 35.6 MT in 2017-18, maximum output per man shift, highest exploratory drilling, almost zero accidents in operations in 2020-21, allotment of Rohne & Tokisud Coal Blocks to NMDC, publication of NMDC’s maiden sustainability report, the extension of mining leases at Chhattisgarh and Karnataka mines, 5-star rating from IBM for all production mines of NMDC, establishment of Remote Sensing & GIS Lab at NMDC, commissioning of MTSS (Mines Transport Surveillance System) in Donimalai Complex, automation of Screening Plant-I of Kirandul Complex, automated dispatch of iron ore sampling and analysing systems, etc.
He has been a recipient of several awards like- Best Director of the year 2019-20 from Geominetech, Tata Steel Mining Sustainability award in 2018-19, Greentech Safety awards for NMDC from 2015 to 2019, best mining practices for NMDC with reference to Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) by SYNNEX Group in 2018-29 and 2019-20, etc.
Satpathy assumed charged as Director (Production) of NMDC in December 2014, after has held key positions in various projects of NMDC and at Hindustan Copper Limited.
The selection process has been through virtual interactive sessions and PowerPoint presentation to a jury of the eminent panel appointed by Greentech Foundation, New Delhi to scrutinise based on initiatives taken by the Directors and their impact on the company’s performance. About 125 applicants participated in the process of selection.
Satpathy has varied experience of more than 37 years in the field of iron ore and copper mining. He has attended various National and International seminars and presented a paper in Fragblast - International Seminar in 2012 and also attended Management Development Programmes in IIM-Ahmedabad and IIM-Kolkata.