Apex Committee

The Apex committee is the governing body of the Indian Steel Association. The management of ISA, its property and funds is vested with the Apex Committee which comprises of one nominee representative of each of the full members. The committee is responsible for appointing the Working Committee and the Secretary General of the Association. The Apex committee finalizes the annual budget of ISA which is proposed by the Secretary General, in due consultation of the Working Committee. It also has the power to make, amend and repeal such rules as it may deem necessary to carry out the objectives of ISA and for the proper conduct and management of the association. Mr T.V Narendran, CEO and Managing Director, Tata Steel, is currently the President of ISA and Chair of the Apex Committee.

However, affiliate membership is open to:
  • Producers of crude steel of less than 2,00,000 MTPA capacity
  • Industrial Association
  • Association of Steel Manufacturers
  • Business Chambers
  • Research Bodies
Mr TV Narendran, CEO and Managing Director, Tata Steel, is currently the President of ISA and Chair of the Apex Committee.

The composition of the Apex Committee/Governing Body of Indian Steel Association is as follows:

  • Mr. T.V. Narendran
  • Mr. Sajjan Jindal
  • Mr. Anil Kumar Chaudhary
  • Mr. Pradosh Kumar Rath
  • Mr. Dilip Oommen
  • Mr. Rajeev Singhal
  • Mr. Naushad Akhter Ansari
  • Mr. Sanjay Singal

Tata Steel Ltd

Mr. T.V. Narendran
CEO & Managing Director

Mr. T.V. Narendran is a Mechanical Engineer from REC (NIT), Trichy (1986). He joined Tata Steel after completing his MBA from IIM Calcutta in 1988. He is a Chevening Scholar and has also attended the Advanced Management Programme in CEDEP – INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France. He became the Managing Director of Tata Steel India and South East Asia w.e.f. November 1, 2013.

Mr. Narendran’s career in Tata Steel spanned many areas in India & Overseas including Marketing & Sales, International Trade, Supply Chain & Planning, Operation & General Management and includes stints in Jamshedpur, Kolkata, Dubai & Singapore.

He was actively involved in Tata Steel’s first overseas acquisition, NatSteel, and was seconded there as an Executive Vice President in 2005. He took over as the President & CEO of NatSteel from January 2008.

Before being appointed as MD – Tata Steel from 1st November, 2013, Mr. Narendran was the Vice President – Safety, Flat Products & Long Products Divisions of Tata Steel since 2010.

He is currently on the Boards of Tata Steel Limited and Tata Steel Europe. He is also the Chairman of Tata Steel Thailand & NatSteel. He is the Chairman of the Board of Governors of XLRI and a Member of the Board of CEDEP in France. Mr. Narendran is also the President of Institute for Steel Development & Growth (INSDAG) and Member of Board of Trustee of Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust (BYST).

He is a Member of the Board of the World Steel Association and the Chairman of the Economics Committee of the World Steel Association. He is the co-chair of the Mining & Metals Governors Council of the World Economic Forum.

He is an active Member of the National Council of CII and is the Chairman, Eastern Region for the CII. He is also a Member from Indian side in BRICS Business Council, Co-Chair of the India Myanmar Joint Trade & Investment Forum & a Member of the Indo-French CEO council.

JSW Group

Mr. Sajjan Jindal

An accomplished Business Leader and a second-generation entrepreneur, Mr. Sajjan Jindal had the foresight to lead the Steel industry and JSW in particular on a transformational journey, contributing significantly to India’s growth philosophy. ​​

A mechanical engineer, Mr. Jindal led the JSW Group through some of its most exciting phases, including JSW Steel and JSW Energy going public in 1995 and 2009-10, respectively. Today, the Group takes pride in expanding the business landscape across Infrastructure, Sports and Cement, with the Group’s revenues over USD 13 billion for the year ended March 31, 2018. ​

A firm believer of the “Make in India” philosophy, Mr. Jindal has been awarded at global platforms for his contribution and commendable work. He has recently been awarded ‘CEO of the Year’ award by Business Standard (India’s leading business publication) and the JRD Tata Award 2017 for ‘Excellence in Corporate Leadership in Metallurgical industry.’ He was also awarded the “2014 National Metallurgist Award: Industry” instituted by the Ministry of Steel, Government of India. His keenness to give back to the society and a desire to improve the “lives of individuals”, led to the existence of JSW Foundation which is committed to provide the means to empower individuals to bridge the socio-economic divide and contribute to the creation of a more equitable and sustainable community. The Foundation is proud to have touched the lives of over 1 million people by providing them with opportunities for a bright and sustainable future.​​

A renowned and respected practitioner of sustainable business practices, Mr. Jindal is a noted member of the Executive Committee of the World Steel Association (WSA), past President of Indian Steel Association (ISA) as well as the former President of the Institute of Steel Development & Growth (INSDAG). He is also a Council member of the Indian Institute of Metals.​

Essar Steel India Ltd.

Mr. Dilip Oommen
Managing Director & Dy. CEO

Shri Dilip Oommen is the Managing Director of Essar Steel Limited since 2011 and served as its Chief Executive Officer. He is also a Director on the Board of Essar Steel India Ltd. and other group companies. He joined the company in 2003 as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Prior to joining Essar, he had a very successful tenure in SABIC (Please provide full form) in both Long and Flat Product Plants. He has more than 35 years of experience in Steel Industry.

Shri Dilip Oommen is a Metallurgical Engineer from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Shri Oommen holds various certifications in Management. He has attended numerous management and technical courses in India and abroad.

He has received accolades from Gujarat Chamber of Commerce, Hadeed, Indian Institute of Metals for his outstanding contribution to the industry.

Through the years, Shri Oommen has not only believed in, but completely devoted himself to championing the cause of Steel being a Consumer’s delight. With passion backed by talent, under his leadership, he has led several landmark projects to successful completion.

Jindal Steel & Power Limited

Mr. Naushad Akhter Ansari
Joint Managing Director

Mr. Naushad Akhter Ansari is CEO-Group Steel Business for Jindal Steel & Power Ltd.

He started his career with Tata Steel, Jamshedpur in 1974 and worked there in various capacities for about 34 years. During this period he worked largely for modernising the steel plant and developed expertise in managing large projects. He left Tata Steel when he was GM Kalinganagar project.

He joined JSPL group as Executive Director at Patratu unit in September 2008. During his tenure at Patratu, he was instrumental in successfully commissioning the two rolling mills of combined capacity of 1.6 MTPA. Subsequently he became Executive Director-Incharge of JSPL Raigarh as well as whole time Director of JSPL-India, the flagship company of JSPL group producing over 3.0 MTPA of steel through integrated route. Under his leadership, Raigarh plant not only achieved the rated capacity, but went beyond it.

He was actively involved in setting up and turnaround of Shadeed Iron & Steel Co. As CEO JSIS, he was instrumental in transforming the plant to an integrated steel plant with installation of new 2 MTPA EAF & 1.4 MTPA Bar Mill. JSIS long product and “Jindal Panther TMT brand” acquired leadership position in Middle East Long product market.

Mr. Ansari has 43 years of rich industry experience. He led a large workforce and had been responsible for several innovative practices. Under his dynamic leadership, various projects like SMS, Rolling Mills, Sinter plant, Blast Furnace, Raw Material Handling facilities and Power Plant etc. have been completed in record time and cost.

Mr. Ansari obtained B.Sc. Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from AMU, Aligarh in 1974, obtaining first class first position & thus securing gold medal. He has also done various management courses from Wharton School of Business, USA, INSEAD, Singapore and ISB, Hyderabad.

An avid fitness freak, Mr. Ansari loves to play golf during his leisure time.

Bhushan Power & Steel Ltd​​

Mr. Sanjay Singal
Chairman of the Board and Managing Director

Mr. Sanjay Singal serves as the Managing Director of Bhushan Power and Steel Limited. Mr. Singal serves as Chairman of Bhushan Power and Steel Limited. Mr. Singal served as Vice Chairman of Bhushan Steel & Strips Ltd. until October 18, 2006. He serves as Director of Bhushan Power and Steel Limited. Mr. Singal served as Director of Bhushan Steel & Strips Ltd. until October 18, 2006.

Tata Steel BSL Ltd

Mr. Rajeev Singhal
Managing Director

Mr. Rajeev Singhal is a Mechanical engineer from IT, Banaras Hindu University and has completed PGDBM in Marketing from XLRI, Jamshedpur. He joined Tata Steel as a Graduate Trainee in 1985. He has completed CEDEP’s General Management Program at, INSEAD, France.

After his initial stint in information technology, he handled Marketing & Sales Function in the Tubes Division. He also worked in the International Business Exports and subsequently Chief Sales Manager (North), and Chief M&S – Long Products. He has nearly 20 years’ experience in Marketing & Sales.

In 2010, he was transferred as Executive-in-Charge Ferro Alloys & Minerals. In 2013, he was promoted as Vice President Raw Material. In May 2018, he has been appointed as a Managing Director of Bhushan Steel Limited.

His professional journey that spans a little over than three decades has seen several milestones in various departments such as Information Technology, Marketing, Sales, Human Resources and Raw Materials.


Mr. Anil Kumar Chaudhary

Shri Anil Kumar Chaudhary has assumed the position of Chairman, SAIL w.e.f. 22nd September, 2018. He has a rich experience of more than 34 years in the Iron & Steel Sector while working with Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), a ‘Maharatna’ PSU including the experience as Director (Finance) of the Company, a position he held for more than 7 years prior to the current assignment. He has acquired all round knowledge of the entire steel industry while working in different capacities in the Company.

Widely acknowledged and respected as a natural leader, Mr. Chaudhary is now set to successfully lead a team of almost 75000 employees of SAIL. He has always been one of the most highly regarded directors in SAIL, with his success story cutting across various functions and disciplines. In his capacity as a member of the Board Sub-committees on Operational Issues, Projects, CSR, Shareholders Grievances, etc. and a permanent invitee to the Audit Committee and Nomination & Remuneration Committee during his tenure as Director (Finance), he had major contributions to his credit in keeping the SAIL Flag high. He had also been the Director-in-charge of Enterprise Risk Management in SAIL and a member of the SAIL Risk Management Committee. He has additionally also held the position of Director (Personnel), SAIL and Chairman, mjunction services limited in the past.

Mr. Chaudhary was a part of the “Revenue Maximization Team” as well as the “Empowered Joint Committee” of SAIL. He was also a member of the National Joint Committee for Steel Industry (NJCS), a bipartite forum for settlement of HR and other issues of non-executives of SAIL. He had chaired two important functional committees, one on Strategic Disinvestment of Special Steel Plants of SAIL and another one on Turnaround of SAIL.

Mr. Chaudhary is an Associate Member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI) and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). He is also an alumnus of Faculty of Law and Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) under Delhi University, from where he completed LLB and PG Diploma in Personnel Management respectively. The Advanced Financial Management Programme from Royal Institute of Public Administration (RIPA), London and Specialised Management Programme from Management Development Institute, European School of Management are a few of the international programmes attended by him. He has also been a guest speaker at various reputed Institutions/Conferences/Seminars.

He has been a recipient of numerous awards from various Institutes and Bodies. Some of the most recent include Corporate Excellence Award in the area of Finance and Financial Management twice from the Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad in 2012 and 2013, CMA-CFO of the Year Award, 2014 from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India, First Award at 12th National Award for Excellence in Cost Management-2014 and CFO Roll of Honor by CFO Institute in 2015 and 2016. During his tenure as Director (Finance), the Company has been conferred upon with the First Award for Excellence in Cost Management for the years 2014 and 2017.


Mr. Pradosh Kumar Rath
Chairman-cum-Managing Director

Mr Rath started his career in RINL-VSP as a Management Trainee in 1983 and has worked in various capacities. He has rich experience in Steel making and Continuous Casting processes. He contributed significantly to the stabilizing and ramping up of production from the new expansion units. Mr Rath graduated from REC, Warangal in Metallurgy and holds MBA (HR & Marketing) from Andhra University. Mr Rath travelled extensively to Russia, China, Austria, Germany, etc.