Ujjwal Kanti Bhattacharya
Board Member, Director Projects
Apart from being a member on the Board of Directors of NTPC, he is Chairman of PVUNL (Patratu Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited), NGSL (JV between NTPC and GE) & NBPPL (NTPC BHEL Power Projects Pvt Ltd), Vice Chairman of HURL (Hindustan Urvarak & Rasayan limited), and Director on the Boards of THDCIL and NEEPCO and TPCL.
He is directly responsible for entire portfolio of Engineering, Projects, R&D, Dispute resolution cell and International Business Development (IBD) activities, as functional Director of these important verticals of NTPC.
He started his career in Green Field Project Construction, followed by working in the areas of Power Plant Operation & Maintenance, Renovation & Modernization, Environment Management and Technical Services at 1600 MW Farakka STPP.
After serving in Farakka in various departments, he moved to Talcher Thermal Power Station (450 MW), an Old and Underperforming asset, taken over from State Electricity Board. He, along with his team, created history in turning around the station, which went on to become a top performing station in years to come.
He has significantly contributed for NTPC’s vertical & horizontal business diversification as well as growth through inorganic route. He had illustrious career in Business Development function of NTPC in Domestic as well as International Arena with special focus on NTPCs diversification into hydroelectricity with the acquisition of Koldam and setting up of subsidiary company NESCL for electricity distribution business.
He has been at the forefront of JV formulation & Project conceptualization for 1320 MW Maitree Power Project at Bangladesh and was involved in structuring and setting up Trincomalee Power Company Ltd., a Joint venture Power company in Srilanka way back in 2010-11.
Before appointment as Director (Projects), NTPC, he has worked as MD and CEO (Bangladesh India Friendship Power Company Limited), ED (International Business Development) and ED (Projects), NTPC.
He is an Electrical Engineering Graduate from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He has also completed his PG Diploma in Management from MDI, Gurgaon.