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Shri Ajit Kumar Saxena

Shri Ajit Kumar Saxena is Chairman-cum-Managing Director at MOIL Limited.
He has over 36 years of wide experience in technical, operational, project management and mining domains related to Steel Sector.
Under his short stint of about a couple of months, MOIL Limited has achieved praiseworthy performance in terms of Manganese Ore production on monthly basis.

Prior to his current assignment, Shri Ajit Kumar Saxena was Director (Operations) at Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) for about 3 years.

He was the key force behind RINL’s key technological endeavours. He has successfully mentored many quality and cost improvement initiatives, at RINL.

Some of his key accomplishments at RINL include ‘development of many New Grades and Profiles of Steel Products’ and ‘Initiation of usage of Iron Ore Slime and Anthracite in Sinter preparation processes’.

His breakthrough initiative of starting and pioneering the usage of Iron Ore Micro-fines (Slime/tailings), which was earlier considered as mining waste, into mainstream Iron Ore sintering processes of large integrated steel plant, is widely regarded as key advancement in utilization of mining waste for steel sector in current decade.

Under his sincere leadership, RINL has achieved its best ever production and techno-economic performance in last F.Y. 2021-22. This was also best for any single Public Sector Integrated Steel Plant.
He has been instrumental in starting many innovative and industry-first practices at rolling mills of RINL. Under his instrumental leadership, RINL has developed may export-centric steel grades and products, to emerge as one of India’s leading steel exporter, with nearly 25% of all saleable steel productions earmarked for overseas markets.

His commitment and efforts in areas of efficient energy management has been well-recognised by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), Ministry of Power by awarding 1,29,907 Energy Saving Certificates (E-certs) to RINL, which is the highest in the entire Indian steel industry.
He is an alumni of widely respected IIT- BHU, having graduated in Metallurgical Engineering in the year 1986.
He joined SAIL, Bhilai Steel Plant in the same year.

He possesses wide experience in technical, operational and project management areas and also acquired his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) later.

He is well known in Steel Industry for highest standards of efficiency & production in manufacturing of quality intensive products.
Working in close association with,Railway Board, Rail Vikas Nigam, Rites Ltd. and Research Design and Standards Organization (RDSO) to address commercial, supply logistics and quality issues,he also contributed significantly in the area of Indian Railway Specification for rails by standardizing test methods and parameters of new testing technology and developing micro-alloyed chemistry for special application rails.

He has been associated with IIT-Kanpur in Technology Mission on Railway Safety – an Academia-Industry-User-Collaboration research project for ‘Development of Economically Viable Corrosion Resistant Chemistry Rail’.

He also later operationalised the ‘New Rail Welding Line’ of SAIL – Bhilai Steel Plant.

He has immensely contributed in IISCO Steel Plant, Burnpur of SAIL.

He had been instrumental in commissioning, ramping up of production and post-commissioning project completion activities in all finishing mills at IISCO Steel Plant, Burnpur.

He has headed the ‘SAIL UDAY’ initiative at SAIL – IISCO Steel Plant for implementation of approved road map for turnaround through operational / maintenance improvement initiatives.

Along with Operational and Technical Acumen, he is a seasoned Professional in areas of Quality Safety and Environment.
He is a proud recipient of the ‘Young Metallurgist of the Year Award’ for the year 2000, by Ministry of Steel, Govt. of India, for development of Rail production technology implementing requisite processes at different stages of production.

He is an avid reader who enjoys technical and management books as well as literary opuses.
He is also a cricket enthusiast on the days he gets time.

AK Saxena