Smt. Soma Mondal has assumed the position of Chairman, SAIL w.e.f. 1st January, 2021. Smt. Soma Mondal has the distinction of not only being the first woman Functional Director of SAIL, but she is also the first woman Chairman of the Company.
A graduate in Electrical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, in 1984, she has over 35 years of experience in the metal industry. She commenced her career as a Graduate Engineer Trainee at NALCO and rose through the ranks to take over the mantle of Director (Commercial) at NALCO in the year 2014.
She joined SAIL in March, 2017 as Director (Commercial). At SAIL, she spearheaded the implementation of the marketing strategies emerging from the Comprehensive Turnaround Roadmap for the company since 2017 which witnessed SAIL increasing its sales and expanding the market reach progressively year on year. Promoting the branding efforts, she was instrumental in the launch of new brands viz. “NEX” and “SAIL SeQR”
Under her leadership, SAIL has achieved best ever sales volume in the Financial Year 2020-21 despite the challenges posed by COVID-19. The performance during Q4 FY 21 is in fact the best ever quarterly production for the Company.
She, as Director (Commercial), has served as a member of the CII-National Committee on Steel and Chairperson of the CII Sub-Committee on ‘Safeguard for Tariff and Non-Tariff Barrier”.
Currently, she is Chair, FICCI Steel Committee.