STATE TIMES NEWS NEW DELHI: Abhay Kumar Singh has taken over as Chairman and Managing Director of NHPC Limited, India’s premier hydropower utility and a Schedule ‘A’ Enterprise of Government of India on Monday. Prior to his appointment as CMD, he held the position of Executive Director, NHPC. Abhay Kumar Singh was also acting as a Nominee Director in Loktak Downstream Hydroelectric Development Corporation Limited. Born in 1962, Singh did his Civil Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Durgapur (formerly Regional Engineering College Durgapur), in 1983. He started his professional journey in 1985 with joining NHPC at Tanakpur HE Project (120 MW) as Probationary Executive. His persistent learning attitude coupled with ability to multitask, resulted in his taking-up various responsibilities of project at a very early stage. With his strategic thinking mindset, fact-based result oriented decision-making, he was not only able to utilise the available resources to the fullest but also able to achieve targets ahead of schedule. In his 35 years of professional life, he has played pivotal roles in setup of many Hydroelectric projects like Tanakpur Project (120 MW), Dhauliganga Project (280 MW), Teesta low dam Stage-IV (160 MW), Parbati Stage-II (800 MW), Parbati Stage-III (520 MW) and Kishanganga HE Project (330 MW) with responsibilities ranging from construction management of key project components to Head of the Project (HoP) and Regional Head roles. Due to his extensive experience in hydropower development, he has strong capabilities in tackling complex site challenges such as managing local issues, technical & commercial issues, re-mobilisations, etc.
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