Top 20 Most Inspirational Personalities Of Odisha 2020: “The Multi-Faceted Corporate Leader”


Dr. Subhasish Das, Director, Ardent Steel

Top 20 Most Inspirational Personalities Of Odisha 2020: “The Multi-Faceted Corporate Leader”

Dr. Subhasish Das is a corporate leader of stellar credentials. He has donned many hats in his glittering career- from running a plant in London to teach at distinguished B schools like IIM and Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar. Das hails from Rourkela. After a B.Sc from OUAT, he did an MBA from the faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi University. He also holds a PhD from Manchester Business School, London in 2005.

Has started his career from Godrej and worked in companies like Mafatlal, Oswal in chemicals and Fertlizer industry in various capacities for 10 years, rising through the ranks from a Management Trainee to General Manager (Marketing). The work exposure includes starting from operation, marketing, HR, Branding and making these organizations placed across the country. He has the distinction of running a plant in London to manage 100 Britons in his career. He has been awarded many times for achieving Excellency working with these companies.  

Das has then persuaded an academic career and taught in institutes like XIMB, IMB. IIM for more than seven years in subjects like Strategic management, Marketing, sales and distribution, CRM etc from 2000-2008.

Currently, he is working as whole time Director of Ardent Steel (Hira group Company) since June 2014 handling a 0.72 million tonne per annum (mtpa) pellet plant & expanding upto 1.2mtpa ISP with a turnover of more than 5000cr. That apart, he has served as Chief people officer (CPO)-HR and CA at Mesco Steel-In charge of three mtpa iron ore mines & 0.5mtpa of pig iron plant from 2011- 2014 and Vice-president of a green field project (Welspun steel n Power Ltd) at Odisha of 3mtpa pellet plant and seven mtpa beneficiation plant from 2008-2011.achieved 98 per cent capacity utilization in all most of my last assignments.

In his 27 years of experience, he has achieved excellence in all assignments with a rich and varied experience of working in 16 states and six countries. Das is an astute professional and has the entrepreneurial skill to head any organization to make it number one and expanding to make it a global player.

He has been feted with awards like Rajeev Gandhi excellence award from Govt. of India. • Best Corporate Affairs and Admin man of Eastern zone by CII for 2014-15. He has also authored 2 books published by Excel Publication.

As an industry leader, Das has been associated with myriad positions- Mining convenor-CII YEAR 2013-14-Odisha, Executive Member-Eastern Zonal Mining Association, Vice President-Pellet Manufacture Association of India, Secretary General-Napthalene Producers Association of India, Secretary General-Coal Tar producers Association of India and Executive Member-Sponge Iron Manufacturers Association of India.

Written By: Arun Mahana

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