Mr. Hemant M Nerurkar, Chairman, TRL Krosaki Refractories Limited was born on 20th October 1948. He obtained his B. Tech Degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the College of Engg. Pune, before joining Tata Steel in February 1982. After a short stint in the R&D Division, he worked for over 20 years in the areas of Quality Control (as the Chief Metallurgist), Steel and Primary Mills, Marketing, Supply Chain, Projects, etc. before rising to the level of Vice President (Flat Products) in November 2002. He was appointed as the Vice President (Kalinganagar Project) in November 2004 and rose to the position of Chief Operating Officer (Steel) in September 2007. He became the Executive Director on the Board of Tata Steel in April 2009 and on 1st October 2009, took over as the Managing Director, in-charge of India and South East Asia Operations.
It is clear from the above that Mr. Nerurkar is an executive with multifaceted experience ranging from Project Execution, Manufacturing, Quality Control, Supply Chain and Marketing, which has contributed towards his success. His motivational leadership is unique and beyond comparison. He instills confidence in his subordinates and mentors and coaches them to reach excellence. He has a natural flair for nurturing and cultivating innovation and out-of-the-box thinking. His business acumen in identifying new business opportunities for accelerated growth is commendable.
He is on the Board of several Tata Companies-Chairman, Tata Steel (Thailand) Public Co.Ltd.; Chairman Nat Steel Asia Pte Ltd., Chairman, NatSteel Holdings Pte Ltd.; Chairman, Corus Consulting Ltd., U.K., Director, Tata Blue Scope Steel Ltd., Director, New Millenium Capital Corporation, Chairman, Tata Steel Holdings Pte. Ltd., Tata Steel Global Holdings Pte. Ltd., Tata Steel Global Minerals Pte. Ltd., Tata Steel Global Procurement Co.Pte.Ltd., Pro Issuer Pte. Ltd., Director,Tata Steel Europe Limited and Chairman, TRL-Krosaki Refractories Limited. He is also a Member on the Boards of Directors of World Steel Association, Belgium; CEDEP, France, President, Indian Institute of Metals; Member of the CII National Committee on Steel; Member and Chairman of the Internal Security Task Force of CII Eastern Region; President, Institute for Steel Development & Growth. He is also a Trustee on Tata Steel Sports Foundation.
He combines his professional interest with social commitments. He is the President of the Tata Steel Rural Development Society.
His talent has been recognised in the form of several awards-National Metallurgist (Ferrous Metallurgy) in 1987, Visveswaraya Award in 1988, SAIL Gold Medal in 1989, Steel 80s Award in 1990, SMS Demag Excellence Award in 2002 and Tata Gold Medal in 2004 all coveted awards bestowed by the Indian Institute of Metals. He is a member of the General Body of the Sports Authority of India set up by the Govt. of India. He is also Member Governing Body of CSIR Society. He has been conferred with CEO with HR Orientation Award by Asia's Best Employer Brand Awards in 2010 and also by Star News. He has been honored with Melvin Jones Fellowship Award from Lions Club International and CEO of the Year Award-2011 by Indian Institute of Materials Management (IIMM). In 2012, he has been conferred with Honorary Degree of Doctorate by KIIT University, Bhubaneswar and Maxell Foundation & Maharashtra Excellence Award by CM, Mharashtra on 6th May 2012.
A family man at heart, his personal life is governed by strong family values. Jamshedpur and Tata Steel recognise that Hemant Nerurkar is a very amiable person with an ever-smiling face, who has made "friendship"his middle name. At a time when the Steel industry all over the world is facing turbulent times, Tata Steel is fortunate to have a person like Mr. H M Nerurkar at the helm of affairs. Under his leadership, the Steel Company will rise to even greater heights of excellence in the years ahead.