Er Arun Kumar Rath recognised for lifetime contribution to the field of Engineering and Technology
On the occasion of the 55th Engineers’ Day celebrations organised by the Odisha Engineers’ Forum at Sarala Bhawan in Cuttack on 15th September 2022, Andhra Pradesh Governor Shri Biswabhusan Harichandan felicitated Er Arun Kumar Rath for his lifetime contribution to the field of Engineering and Technology.
Arun Rath has been part of Indian steel industry since the last forty years, providing leadership in thefields of Maintenance, Project Management and Operations of large Integrated Steel Plants. He has successfully played several critical roles in his various assignments. Havingstarted his professional career with Rourkela Steel Plant, during his stint at the steel plant at Burnpur, West Bengal, he had led the team for construction and commissioning of a 3 MTPA long product steel plant. Later, as the CEO of Durgapur Steel Plant, he was instrumental in effectively turning around the unit. In a highly challenging assignment as the CEO of Bhilai Steel Plant, he successfully led the team to achieve several milestones.
He was Chairman of Board of India’s largest e commerce company Mjunction (a joint venture of Tata Steel& SAIL) and was a Director on the Board of TRL Korasoki Refractories. He is a recipient of Best Executive award from Rourkela Steel Plant, CEO of the year award in 2018 and Distinguished Alumni Award from NIT Rourkela in the year 2019.
At present, he is leading the Brown Field Project team for Odisha of ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India.