Mr. Bhaskar Sarkar Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Bhaskar Sarkar is the Chief Executive Officer of TP Northern Odisha Distribution Limited (TPNODL). The company is a Public Private Partnership (Joint Venture) between Tata Power and the Government of Odisha, supplying electricity to a populace of over 2 million in Northern Odisha.

He brings with him the leadership experience of around 29 years in the Indian power sector and 3 years in Telecom Sector.

Mr. Sarkar started his career as Distribution Operations Engineer with CESC Ltd, moved to projects leadership role in AES CESCO Ltd, the privatized distribution company in Orissa. He has worked with The World Bank and then with PricewaterhouseCoopers Ltd in formulation and implementation of Power Sector Reforms in India as per the Electricity Act 2003 and played a key role in the power sector unbundling exercise and driving Accelerated Efficiency Improvement Programs across the States of AP, UP, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka and Assam.

During his 17 year tenure with the Tata Group, initially he was part of the leadership team to turnaround the privatized power distribution company - Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd., then as CEO of Maithon Power Ltd, a 1025 MW Power Generation Company in Jharkhand, the first PPP model JV between Tata Power Company Ltd and DVC. He has also led important offices of Tata Power as Chief - Corporate Contracts and Chief - Regulatory leading all Procurement/Regulatory aspects across Generation, Transmission, Distribution and Renewables businesses. Before joining TPNODL he was CEO of Tata Power Trading Co. Ltd. looking after LT, ST & real time trading operations with all DISCOMS, generators and large consumers across India and Bhutan.

He also had a brief 3 years stint with Tata Teleservices Ltd and played a pivotal role in Business Process Reengineering and launch of Data Wi-Fi services, GSM services of the Company.

Mr. Bhaskar Sarkar is an Engineer and MBA (Finance) from Indian Institute of Social Welfare & Business Management under Calcutta University, Kolkata. He has also pursued Advanced Management Program from IIM Ahmedabad (Alumnus Status) and undergone Certification program on General Management (TGELS) by Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and TATA Management Training Centre (TMTC).

Mr. Sriballav Singh Chief Human Resource & Administration

Sriballav Singh, Chief - Human Resource & Administration, is a Human Resource business leader with experience across sectors, Mining & Metal, Construction, Power & Utility and exposure to large diverse workforce & locations within India & abroad. He provides strategic & operational HR leadership at TPNODL for a radical turnaround in human resource systems & processes. Prior to taking up this role at TPNODL he has worked in different organisations of repute in various capacities, last assignment being as Head- HR, IR, Compliances and Allied Workforce Management at Tata Power, Mumbai, providing strategic functional leadership across existing and upcoming projects of Tata Power spread across various locations in India.

An alumnus of Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar and has rich experience of over 30 years in building robust HR systems & processes, dealing with unions, negotiations and strategic decision making towards establishing vibrant, productive & sustainable work culture. A problem solver and has the knack to understand the current & visualize the future. He has worked for many merger & acquisition assignments deploying smooth transitions and post M&A culture building

Mr. Siladitya Sengupta Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Sengupta, prior to taking up this role as CFO with TPNODL, was the Head - Finance & Accounts at Tata Power Solar, spearheading the company's finance & accounts, commercial & taxation functions.

With a career spanning over twenty-four years, Mr. Sengupta brings with him a rich experience in diverse areas like Financial Management, Business Plan & Strategy, Accounting & Taxation, Import & Export.

He joined Tata Power in the year 2007 and moved in different role as Head-Finance of Haldia division (merchant power plant), then moved to Coastal Gujarat Power Limited (CGPL) in Gujarat as Head-Finance & accounts and since 2016 in Tata Power Solar, a 100% subsidiary of Tata Power.

Starting his career in FMCG company, he has worked in manufacturing & real estate company as well. In his career he was responsible for Finance, Taxation, Strategy, Funding, Project Finance, Financial Modelling, Price Fixation, MIS & budgeting. During his career he also handled internal audit & risk management and involved in commercial negotiation, handled offshore fund inflow & its management alongside managing FEMA Regulations.

Mr. Sengupta is a Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant.

Mr. Nilesh Potphode Chief Operation Services

Nilesh Potphode, Chief Operation Services, is Post Graduate in Electrical Power Systems having more than 30 years of experience in Power sector. His work experience ranges across Generation-Transmission-Distribution business of supply chain with domain knowledge across Commissioning of Thermal Plant / EHV substations / Protection and Engineering / Planning of Distribution Network as well as Operations and Maintenance of Large Distribution utility. He has worked in Projects / Utilities in India as well as abroad. He also specialises in Customer Acquisition and Marketing in competitive scenario of Distribution Utilities, as in Mumbai.

A problem solver and expertise in Techno commercial arena, he provides strategic leadership for safe and reliable operations at TPNODL. Prior to taking over the role in TPNODL, he has worked in Tata Power, Mumbai Distribution, as Chief Operations and in TPNODL as Chief Engineering and Planning.

Mr. Pradip Sil Chief-Contracts, Material
management & Procurement

Procurement and Contracts professional with experience in power sector in Generation, T&D and Renewables.

A Mechanical Engineer from Bengal Engineering College, Shibpur, started career as a Power Plant O&M Engineer, and have nearly 3 decades of experience in power sector, out of which more than 20 years in Procurement, Contracts and Material management functions. Worked extensively in Generation, T&D and Renewables field and have experience of handling all types of Capex and Opex procurement.