EMIL's management team EMIL's management team

At the helm


Board of Directors

Thomas Cherian, Managing Director, Essel Mining & Industries Ltd

Thomas Cherian, Managing Director of Essel Mining & Industries Ltd, has over three decades of experience in the mining sector across geographies. With expertise in mining value chain, supply chain systems and project management, his competencies include strategic planning, new business development, mergers and acquisitions, and stakeholder and community engagement.

Prior to joining the Aditya Birla Group, Thomas was the Managing Director of Tata Steel Mining Ltd . He started his career with Tata Steel in 1992 covering operations, projects, and strategy. Over the course of his career, he led an international iron ore project as MD of the joint venture company Tata Steel Cote D’lvoire SA, in Ivory Coast, West Africa, managing the ~20 mtpa Indian Iron ore operations and taking care of the Ferro Alloys and Mineral Business covering Manganese and Chrome Value chains for Tata steel.

Thomas played an active role in the Executive Committees of Confederation of Indian Industries, CII (Manufacturing Council), Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI), Mining Engineers Association of India (MEAI) and International Chromium Development Association (ICDA).

Thomas is a mining engineer from Osmania University with management education from XLRI Jamshedpur in addition to executive development from CEDEP, France.

  • Mr. Ashwin Kumar Kothari
  • Mr. Sunil Kumar Daga
  • Mr. Manish Kumar Newar
  • Mr. Nagendra Chandra Shah
  • Mr. Giriraj Maheswari
  • Ms. Anita Ramachandran
  • Mr. Sushil Agarwal
  • Mr. Tuhin Kumar Mukherjee

Chairperson Of Audit Committee

  • Mr. Sunil Kumar Daga

Company Secretary

  • Mr. Dhananjoy Karmakar


  • Mr. R. P. PansariSenior President
  • Mr. Vinod Chaturvedi Chief Human Resources Officer Read more
  • Mr. Arun GargChief Financial OfficerRead more
  • Mr. Sourav DasChief Digital & Information Officer
  • Mr. Anju DesaiCentral Legal Cell

Strategy, Business Development & Sustainability

  • Mr. Rakesh Paliwal Head Strategy, BD & Sustainability

Iron Ore Mining Division

Unit – Barbil Group Of Iron Ore Mines

  • Mr. Prasanna PandaSr. President & Unit Head
  • Mr. Rajeev SaxenaHead – Logistics
  • Mr. Pavan KakaniHead Marketing (Domestic & Export)
  • Mr. Vivek BankaHead – F&C

MDO Coal Mining Division

  • Mr. Rajinder MalhotraHead - Coal Business
  • Mr. Subrat Mohapatra Head HR – Iron Ore & Coal,
    Admin – Bhubaneswar Office
  • Mr. Upendra Kumar Advisor

Unit – Bhubaneshwari Coal Mining Ltd.

  • Mr. Mukesh Kumar Chief Operating Officer
  • Mr. Siva Prasad SahuHead – F&C
  • Mr. Bairagi SahuHead – Operations

Unit – Rajmahal Coal Mining Ltd.

  • Mr. Sanjay TiwaryChief Operating Officer
  • Mr. Sourav ChhawchhariaHead – F&C
  • Mr. Ashok SinhaHead - Operation

Unit – Madanpur Coal Project

Commercial Coal Mining Division

  • Mr. Satya PrakashHead Commercial Coal Mining Division

Unit – Bandha Project

  • Mr. Shatrujit Kumar Head Bandha Project

Unit - Radhikapur East Coal Project

  • Mr. Shiva Shankar Mahto Head – Radhikapur East Coal Project

Noble Ferro Alloys Division

  • Mr. Vinod ChaturvediHead – Noble Ferro Alloys Business
  • Mr. Vinoth BalasubramanianOfficiating Unit Head
  • Mrs. Maitri DesaiHead – F&C
  • Mr. Barun SarkarHead - Operations

Wind Power

  • Mr. Arun Garg Head – Wind Power Business

Iron Ore – Beneficiation & Pelletization Division

  • Mr. Prasanna Kumar Panda Unit Head & Sr. President
  • Mr. Ravindra K Sahu Plant Head

Bunder Diamond Project

  • Mr. Rakesh Paliwal Head – Bunder Diamond Project
  • Mr. Dhananjoy Karmakar Company Secretary – Contact person for queries or grievances