Dr. Arup Roy Choudhury, CMD, NTPC has been given Addl. Charge of Chairman, Damodar Valley Corporation Ltd. w.e.f. from November 28, 2013 till appointment of a regular incumbent or until further orders. Dr. Roy Choudhury, took over as CMD NTPC on September 01, 2010, and the company has been growing from strength to strength under his leadership. NTPC achieved highest ever capacity addition for third consecutive year during his tenure. During the financial year 2012-13 , NTPC added 4170 MW against 2820 MW in financial year 2011-12 and 2490 MW in financial year 2010-11. NTPC achieved a record capex of Rs. 19,925.53 crore (standalone) during financial year 2012-13 against Rs 15,993.52 crore during financial year 2011-12, an increase of 24.50 %. NTPC has a planned capex of Rs. 20,200 crore for financial year 2013-14. He has recently authored a book ‘Management by Idiots ‘which has been very well received.
A Graduate in Civil Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra and a Post-Graduate in Management and Systems from IIT-Delhi Dr Roy Choudhury has an illustrious career spanning over 34 years of outstanding contribution in the fields of engineering, general management, strategic management and business leadership. He has been conferred Doctorate in "Performance Assessment of Infrastructure Development Projects" from IIT-Delhi in April, 2013.
Dr. Roy Choudhury has the distinction of becoming the youngest Chief Executive Officer of a Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) at the age of 44 years when he joined as Chairman & Managing Director, National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited (NBCC) on April 03, 2001. Prior to that he had worked in prominent public and private sector companies since 1979, when he started his career.