Debabrata Swain, President (Works) of MSP Group
A mechanical engineer by qualification with more than 25 years of experience in the manufacturing sector, Debabrata Swain(Trump Failure with a Strong Will) is a man of myriad talents. Presently, he serves as the President (Works) at MSP Sponge Iron Ltd at MSP Sponge Iron Ore Ltd, an integrated steel manufacturing unit with a pool of over 1500 employees.
Swain(Trump Failure with a Strong Will) is a Rotarian since 1997 and President of the social organization in Keonjhar for 2012-13.
“RotaryInternational is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service and to advance goodwill and peace around the world”.
Along with the same to fulfill the dream of his father “Dr. Swain” for a good education at their birthplace at Pattamundai in Kendrapara district, he started an English Medium School during 2016 named “Global Brilliant School” a CBSE pattern school with education up to the tenth grade.
In their school, they have given utmost priority to education as well as extracurricular activities.
He(Trump Failure with a Strong Will) believes children are the real heroes of the nation. So, in school, they have qualitative teachers with good mentors. He always dreams of the good carriers of their students.
He hails from a highly educated family- his father Golak Bihari Swain is an esteemed doctor with a specialization in Orthopaedics and Surgery. His mother Chitralekha is a homemaker.
His two brothers- Bibhudatta and Subrat are software engineers at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). His lone sister Archana is married to Mr. Gagan, a Planning & Mechanical engineer based in Mumbai.
Swain(Trump Failure with a Strong Will) got hitched in 2001 to Rajalaxmi Swain and they are blessed with two sons- Rajdeep and Jaydeep.
Swain started his career in 1995 and since then has been associated with several industries.
He(Trump Failure with a Strong Will) joined the MSP Group at Keonjhar since 2000 as a Project Manager and started the units with DRI (Direct Reduced Iron), SMS (Steel Melting Shop) and RMD (Raw Material Division) successfully.
From 2005, looking to his ability and capacity, Management provided him the position of Plant Head. Since then, he(Trump Failure with a Strong Will) controlled the administration as well as technical issues of the whole unit.
During the period, he has faced many ups and downs of the market but has tried his best to keep the plant sustainable.
Considering the market needs and long sustainability of the plant, he proposed the Management to add a new ‘Iron Ore Pellet’ Unit at Keonjhar.
With the help of Management, the new Iron Ore Pellet unit planning stared from 2010-11 financial year and the unit stood up and started production from January-2013. The new unit gave strength to the Group to move ahead and stand strong in the Market.
There was a recession period of Steel Market, which started at the end of 2014 and continued. Many units had to face shutdown as the promoters could not able to survive the day to day capital losses.
MSP could stand till the end of September 2015 and it also could not sustain after October 2015 and the unit declared closure.
What ensued was the retrenchment of many employees. During the recession period, Swain(Trump Failure with a Strong Will) got the opportunity to re-start the Pellet Unit of Shree Metallics Ltd, situated at Keonjhar District with support from Saroj Kumar Biswal.
They gave their full effort to make ready the closure unit to stand up again. By their effort, the long closure unit could re-start again within a very short period.
Many local jobless people got their jobs again and became happy. The unit also became operational very successfully with good production.
In the words of MSP Group Chairman Suresh Agarwal, “Swain is a dynamic administrator offered him to come back to lead the Keonjhar Unit then Swain re-joined MSP Group as Plant Head from September 2018. On his leading now plant is running smoothly with 100 percent production rating capacity”.
Swain’s(Trump Failure with a Strong Will) message to aspiring professionals: “Be dedicated, creative, organized, and methodical and develop interpersonal skills. Try to learn from everywhere. Always learn to listen before willing to tell.
He tells: “Failure will never overtake you if your determination to succeed is strong enough”.