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Pankaj Kr Satija

Pankaj is the EIC of Ferro Alloys and Minerals Division of Tata Steel, leading the commercial mining and Ferro alloys business, serving domestic and international customers. He has more than 28 years of experience and has blended mining operations with framework of Safety, Health and Environment.

Under his leadership, Sukinda chromite mine of Tata Steel became the first mine in the country where pilot launch of Sustainable Development Framework was done in 2016. He led the Vetiver plantation experiment for the first time in the Indian mining industry at the Joda East mine of Tata Steel in 2012. He has been a member in the task force for Sustainable Development Framework for Indian Mining Industry constituted by Ministry of Mines, taskforce for Modernisation of DGMS constituted by Ministry of Labour and Employment, taskforce for framing rules of Occupational health, safety and working conditions in mines constituted by Ministry of Labour and Employment.

He is deeply committed to well-being of people and started SABAL – Centre for Abilities’ at Noamundi for grooming Persons with Disabilities by offering various skill development courses. ”Tejsawini”, up skilling female workforce for mainstreaming them into core production processes as HEMM and crane operator was initiated under his leadership at raw material locations of Tata Steel.
He is the recipient of several awards, like the National Geoscience Award; FIMI Gem Granite Sustainability Award; Excellent Performer Award from Legasis; Best Corporate Management Innovative Excellence Award at GeoMinTech symposium, Bhubaneswar; Bala Gulshan Tandon Excellence Award from FIMI; IME Journal annual award for innovation. MEAI bestowed Service Excellence Award for his contributions to mineral sector of the country for 2017-18, 2020 & 2021. He has been associated with professional bodies and has numerous papers in National and International Journals to his credit.