Board of Directors  

Shri Arup Roy Choudhury, is Chairman of NTECL since September 01, 2010. He is also Chairman and Managing Director of NTPC Ltd and has an illustrious career spanning over 32 years of outstanding contribution in the fields of engineering, general management, strategic management and business leadership. He is a Graduate in Civil Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra and a Post-Graduate in Management and Systems from IIT-Delhi. A keen learner of the latest professional developments, he is currently pursuing a doctorate in ‘Select Study of Project Performance Metrics in Indian Construction Industry’ from IIT-Delhi.

Shri Choudhury brings to NTPC the dynamism of a leader with proven abilities to achieve transformational changes. He seeks to position the Maharatna enterprise on course to become the largest and best power producer in the world.

Shri 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.

Shri Choudhury’s rich and varied contribution of over 32 years has been recognized by prestigious professional, academic and Government institutions, both national and international.

His vision, leadership  and industriousness transformed NBCC, which was a sick company with negative net-worth and salary back-log in 2001, into a blue-chip enterprise having Schedule ‘A’ and ‘Miniratna’ status bestowed upon it by the Government of India. The stunning turnaround of the Company brought about by him has enabled NBCC’s turnover grow about 10 times and net-worth over 500 times during his tenure of nine-and-a-half years at the helm. He pulled NBCC out of the abyss and catapulted it into the distinguished league of ‘Top Ten CPSEs’.  Under him, NBCC broadened its business horizons. Its entry into power project development dovetails very productively with his new role as CMD, NTPC.

As Chairman, Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE), the apex body of central public sector enterprises (CPSEs), Shri Choudhury has been effectively leading policy advocacy for greater empowerment of these enterprises.  He is also promoting the cause of greater professionalism, competitiveness, societal commitment, transparency and global-benchmarking among the CPSEs.

Shri Choudhury believes in growth and excellence through proactive approach and his dictum is “Sankalp Shuddha Hi Siddha” i.e. if your intentions are pure, you are bound to succeed.

Shri Choudhury has a strong commitment for the well-being of the society at large. His sharp focus on corporate governance and environmentally sustainable growth has been demonstrated in concrete actions and substantial benefits.

Shri A.K. Singhal, is director of NTECL. Heis also director of NTPC Ltd since August 2005, a Chartered Accountant, comes with rich experience of 29 years of Corporate Finance Management. He is also a member of All India Management Association (AIMA) and Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). Prior to joining NTPC in 2001, he was the Executive Director (Finance) in National Fertilizers Limited (NFL) as head of Finance & Accounts department. He held various managerial positions in Krishak Bharati Cooperative Limited (KRIBHCO) and Engineering Projects of India Limited (EPIL). As Finance Director on the Board of NTPC, he is responsible for formulating financial strategies and plans to enable the company in achieving its Vision. He gives directions with respect to the entire gamut of Financial Management of the organization including timely financial resource mobilization at minimum possible cost from Domestic & Global sources including equity issues, optimum utilization of funds, formulation of company’s annual financial budget and undertaking budgetary controls. He is also responsible for designing internal control systems commensurate with the size of the organization and for ensuring compliance of such systems. Being responsible for compliances of Company Law and other statutory requirements, he also gives direction to the Corporate Governance framework of the company. After company became listed he has been acting as one of the vital links between the shareholders of the company and the rest of the Board. In recognition of his contribution, he was adjudged as the Best CFO in the Public Sector category by the Committee for Members in Industry (CMII) of ICAI for the year 2007-08.


Shri C.P. Singh, IAS, is director of NTECL. After completing graduation in Sanskrit, attained his post-graduation in Political Science. Subsequently, he joined the Indian Administrative Services in the year 1981 and was allotted Tamil Nadu cadre. Over the years, he has held important posts in various public departments of Govt. of Tamil Nadu including Chennai Metro Water, Tamil Nadu Salt Corporation Ltd, Tamil NaduTourism Development Corporation Ltd., Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd., Public Elections Department, State Transport Corporation etc., thus having a wide and diversified experience in various fields of public administration.

        Since November 2008, he is in charge as the Principle Secretary/Chairman of the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board.   He joined the Board of Directors of NTECL in December 2008.


Shri S. Sekkizhar, is director of NTECL. Basically a Commerce graduate from the prestigious Madras University and subsequently pursued his C.A. He enrolled with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India as an Associate Member in 1985.

 He joined the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) services in 1986 as an Assistant Accounts Officer and all along these years, he has put in his meticulous efforts & vast knowledge for the development of TNEB. He has rich and varied experience of over 24 years in almost all the areas including Finance and Accounting, Banking, Financial Services, Tax Management, Corporate Law matters etc.

 Presently, he is discharging the duties as the Chief Financial Controller (Revenue) in TNEB as well as the Director (Finance), Tamil Nadu Transmission Corporation Ltd.  He joined the Board of Directors of NTECL in November 2009.