Sri D.N.Rao, Director (Operations), RINL & Chairman IIM –VISAKHAPATNAM CHAPTER.

Sri Dasari Nageswara Rao, Director (Operations), RINL, is a 1979 batch Mechanical Engineering graduate from REC, Warangal.  He joined as Management Trainee (Technical) at Rourkela Steel Plant, SAIL in the year 1980 and subsequently joined Visakhapatnam Steel Plant in 1989. 

During the critical period of Commissioning stage of VSP, he was instrumental in commissioning and stabilizingthe operations of various unitsof the Coke Ovens and preparing the schedules for all the maintenance activities of Coal Chemical Plant.

He played a commendable role in reviving the Coke Oven batteries of VSP during the period          1998-2002. This greatly helped in VSP making a remarkable turnaround in its operations from a position of being referred to the BIFR. Completion of 7 m tall battery cold repairs in 11 months under his leadership still remains a record.

As Executive Director (Operations) and thereafter Executive Director (Works) I/c he played a vital role in stabilizing the Expansion Units viz., Sinter Machine-3, SMS-2 & WRM-2 and during this period the newly commissioned Blast Furnace achieved rated capacity of 7155 T/day.

Being a strong believer of team work, he guided many employees in group activities.  As a result, VSP bagged many prestigious awards like Viswa Karma, ShramaVir and ICQC etc.

He is a member on the Board of RashtriyaIspat Nigam Limited, Orissa Minerals Development Company Limited and the Indian Iron and Steel Sector Skill Council

He has travelled widely and acquired valuable insights into the working of Steel Plants in countries like Germany, Austria, Ukraine & USA.