Essar Steel India Limited appoints Firdose A. Vandrevala as its new Executive Vice Chairman. He will join the company officially from August 12, 2013. He was the Chairman and Managing director at HIRCO before getting posted in Essar. Mr. Firdose holds a B.Tech Honors degree from Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and is a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from the XLRI, Jamshedpur.
Chairman of Essar, Mr. Shashi Ruia said, “We are delighted to have Firdose join us. Essar Steel is committed to be a leader in the economic development of this nation. We look forward to Firdose’s contribution in making India self – sufficient in the steel sector and contribute further to the country’s progress.”
Commenting on his joining Essar Steel, Mr. Vandrevala said, “Essar Steel has set up some of the finest facilities and its scale and size is something any professional will want to associate with. As the expanded capacity of 10 million tonnes comes online, I am looking forward to Essar Steel playing a leading role in this sector and contributing to India’s economic development and growth.”
Essar Steel is one of India’s leading integrated steel producers. The State-of-the-art portfolio comprises of iron ore beneficiation facilities, pellet manufacturing facilities, iron & steel mills, and associated downstream facilities, including a cold rolling mill, a galvanizing and pre-coated facility, a steel-processing facility, an extra-wide plate mill and a pipe mill.
The company is now consolidating its operations to create value for all its stakeholders. While the facilities are operated by professionals with relevant experience, the strong Board & Management can add value by providing strategic direction and operational excellence to the company.