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Shri Atul Sobti is the Director General of Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE), an apex body of the Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) of India, promoting excellence and enabling them to be globally competitive. Shri Sobti is also member of Central Board of Trustees, Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) and Board Member of many national level organizations, including “National Safety Council”, “National Productivity Council”, “National Board of Workers Education & Development”. Besides having a diverse national experience, Shri Sobti represents Public Sector Employers on various international platforms, including ILO, OECD, IOE, United Nations, etc. He is also a Member of World Energy Council (Studies Committee).

Prior to taking over as DG, SCOPE, Shri Atul Sobti was Chairman & Managing Director of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), a Maharatna PSE of the country and one of the India’s largest engineering and manufacturing enterprise in energy and infrastructure sectors. Shri Sobti has a repertoire of diverse and versatile professional experience of over four decades working in various capacities, including nearly six years at Board level. He was also the erstwhile Chairman of Raichur Power Corporation Limited, Karnataka, India; former Member of the General Assembly, Electrical Construction Company, Libya. He has a wide-ranging experience in areas of strategic management, international business, Marketing, Business Development, Project Management, Manufacturing, and Operations.

Shri Sobti is a Mechanical Engineering Graduate with Post-Graduation in International Management and Post-Graduation in Project Management. He is also Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering and the Institution of Engineers (India). He had been on several National and International level committees/sub-committees of trade, industry & economic associations and CEO-level global forums. While working in these forums in various capacities, he played a pivotal role in pursuing joint association, knowledge and experience sharing among various enterprises.

Recognizing his contributions, Shri Sobti has been honoured with number of awards, including the Outstanding Leadership Award 2022 by the Institute of Economic Studies, the Eminent Engineering Personalities Award by Institution of Engineers, Most Admired Leader Award 2020, Excellence Award 2019 for Nation Building, CBIP Award for Excellent Contribution in Power Sector Development, CEO with HR orientation, Visionary Leader in Heavy Engineering, Excellence Award for Leadership, etc.

Under his leadership, SCOPE has taken a series of initiatives towards policy advocacy, capacity building programs/webinars and engaging with international institutes for undertaking research and studies in pertinent areas like Climate Change, Leadership Development and Women Empowerment.

Shri Atul Sobti,
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