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About The Whole Time Director & CEO

Mr. Debi Prasad Patra joined the Indian Administrative Services in 1979 following a master’s degree in Political Science from Delhi University.

Mr Patra’s illustrious career combines a most outstanding tenure with the Government of West Bengal and thereafter in multiple leadership roles across reputed Indian and multinational business conglomerates.

He joined Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation as Joint Managing Director. He was the Executive Chairman of MCC when the management transitioned to TCG in 2016.

Since November 2016, he has been spearheading the revival of MCPI’s business as the Whole Time Director & CEO. Mr Patra’s leadership acumen has offered a strategic impetus to the organic and inorganic growth of the company and its recent foray into Polyester downstream.

In 2003, Mr Patra opted for a voluntary retirement from Administrative Services and joined MCPI as Joint Managing Director. In 2009 he joined Indian Power Corporation Limited (IPCL) as Managing Director. He returned to MCPI in July 2010 as Executive chairman.

Mr. Patra’s brilliant IAS career can claim many laurels – i.e., successful reconciliation of the GNLF agitation in Darjeeling leading to the historic Tripartite Accord in August 1988; dynamic initiatives in infrastructure development in Kolkata (1989 – 1994); significant contribution to the industrial resurgence of West Bengal (1994 – 2001); major facilitator for the growth of West Bengal as a hub for IT industries and a destination for IT and ITeS investments (2001 –2003).

Mr. Debi Prasad Patra

About The Director

Sekhar Krishnan has been a Director of MCPI since May 2018 and has been spearheading the Secretarial and Legal functions at The Chatterjee Group for the last 25 years.

He is a fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and an Associate member of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India and The Institute of Cost Accountants of India, with the rare distinction of passing CA, CMA, and CS examinations at the age of just 23, with all India ranks in CA and CMA. He had completed B.Com.(Hons.) from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata

In a distinguished career spanning around 40 years, his wealth of experience and expertise spans company law, securities laws, FEMA, joint ventures and private equity, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, international and domestic arbitration, litigation management, corporate finance, and investment banking. He has a forte for structuring innovative solutions to financial and legal problems. Prior to joining TCG, he had held senior positions with SREI Infrastructure, Ispat Industries, Shalimar Paints and ACC.

Sekhar has authored several books with his magnum opus being “Guide to SEBI, Capital Issues, Debentures and Listing” (5th Edition released in November 2019) and is also a Specialist Editor of A. Ramaiya’s Guide to the Companies Act, 2020 Edition.

Mr. Sekhar Krishnan

MCPI Management Team

Mr. Ananta Charan Mishra

Executive Vice President and Plant Head

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Mr. Mishra has over 40 years of rich experience in various Refining and Petrochemical process operations, Corporate Planning, Optimisation of supply chain, Project evaluation and implementation. Prior to joining MCPI, he was employed with Indian Oil Corporation for 34 years in various capacities and was last posted at Haldia Refinery as Executive Director. He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from NIT Rourkela.

Mr. Nabendu Dasgupta

Functional Advisor

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Mr. Dasgupta is one of the key members responsible for the growth of the company. He has over 30 years of experience in Commissioning and Operation of Chemical Plants, Quality Assurance & Laboratory, Procurement, IT, and HR. Prior to joining MCOI, he was employed with ICI Limited, Gujarat Heavy Chemicals Ltd, Kesoram Industries Ltd. and was last posted at Kesoram Industries Rishra Plant as Factory Head. He holds a degree in Chemistry from Calcutta University, B.Tech in Polymer from Science College, Calcutta, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from the Institute of Modern Management, Kolkata.

Mr. Sanjay Darolia

Strategic Advisor

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Mr. Darolia is a part of the core team responsible for the growth of the company. He has been with this company since 2019. His area of expertise includes corporate finance and strategic investments. Prior to his joining in MCPI, he was employed with Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd., RPG Enterprises Ltd. and TCG Urban Infrastructure Holdings (P) Ltd. He has earned his CA from ICAI, CS from ICSI and his Bachelor of Commerce from St. Xaviers College.

Mr. Rakesh Pandya

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

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Mr. Pandya is currently responsible for the financial management of the company. He has over 20+ years of experience in finance. Prior to joining the company, he was employed with DSP Merrill Lynch, ITC Classic Finance, Institute of Molecular Medicine and Chatterjee Management Services Private Limited. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India.

Mr. Sumit Duttagupta

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

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Mr. Duttagupta is responsible for the information technology management of the company. An industry veteran with over 25 years of experience, he has held senior positions at Reliance Industries Limited, Rolta India Ltd., AEGIS Ltd., CRM Trilogix Inc. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in International Business from IIFT, Delhi and Master of Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi.

Mr. Sanjay Kumar Bharadwaj

Chief Technology Officer and Head of Centre of Excellence, Polyester Division

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Mr. Bharadwaj has over 35 years of experience in strategic planning, technology development, turnaround management, new product development, and project management in the polyester value chain. Prior to joining MCPI, he worked with Recron, Malaysia as Director-Manufacturing, Reliance Industries Limited, Polysindo-Indonesia, and Indorama Synthetics. He holds a Degree in Textile Engineering (Fibre and Polymer Science) from the Technological Institute of Textiles, Bhiwani, Haryana.

Mr. Ambar Baran Bhowmik

Vice President- Production

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Mr. Bhowmik has over 20 years of experience in PTA plant operations, design, construction, commissioning, stabilization, optimization, and debottlenecking. He has worked for 2 years at Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation Technology Center, Kurosaki, Japan for designing PTA plants. He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata.

Mr. Goutam Kar

Vice President – Strategic Initiative

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Mr. Kar leads the strategic initiative team of the company. He has over 29 years of experience in electrical engineering. Before joining MCPI, he was employed with Graphite India Ltd., Philips Carbon Black Ltd., Mitsubishi Chemicals (MCC PTA India), M.N Dastur & Co Pvt Ltd, Areva T&D India (Presently GE Grid, erstwhile Alstom Grid India), Development Consultants Pvt. Ltd. (DC PL), Tractebel Engineering Pvt. Ltd. (Lahmeyer International (India) Pvt. Ltd. He holds a degree in MBA from Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal University, India, and a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) from Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College, North Bengal University, India.

Mr. Supriya Dasmal

Vice President- Engineering

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Mr. Dasmal has over 25 years of experience in mechanical maintenance, debottlenecking, condition monitoring of rotary & static equipment, preventive maintenance and TPM (Total Productive Maintenance). Prior to joining MCPI, he has worked with H. L. Malhotra & Sons Ltd. and Consolidated Fibres & Chemicals Ltd. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from B. E. College, Shibpur.

Mr. Gautam Pal

Vice President- Utility, SHE & Quality

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Mr. Pal has over 23 years of experience in Power and Utilities in the Polyester and Chemical sectors, with cross-functional exposure in Operations, Projects, Safety, Environment and Quality. He has worked for 2 years at MCC Technology Center, Kurosaki, Japan. Prior to joining MCPI, he was employed with Sanghi Polyesters Ltd, and Raymond Synthetics Ltd. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Government Engineering College, Jabalpur and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management and Entrepreneurship from Jadavpur University, Kolkata.

Mr. Sujit Kumar Haldar

Vice President – Inspection & Reliability

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Mr. Haldar has over 30 years of experience in Plant Operations, Maintenance Management, Erection & Commissioning, Project Planning & Execution, and Site Management at high Voltage substations, Power Plants, Ferro Alloy plants, and Chemical plants. Prior to joining MCPI, he worked with Manikaran Power Limited, Pelican Associates Private Limited, MCC PTA India Corp. Private Limited, and Ispat Alloys Limited, Balasore. He holds a Degree in Electrical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Durgapur.