Mr Sadashiv Samantaray has joined as Director (Commercial) of the National Aluminium Company Limited, a Navaratana CPSE on 22.03.2022.
Born in the year 1965, Mr Samantaray had been a position holder all throughout his education in schools and colleges. After completing his B.Tech (Mechanical) with University Merit certificates in all the four years of graduation from GB Pant University of Ag & Technology, Panatnagar, now in Uttarakhand, he joined Nalco as Graduate Engineer Trainee in the year 1985 (2nd batch of GETs). He has done his MBA from Utkal University with specialization in Marketing Finance. He has also completed PG Diploma in Business administration and PD Diploma in Marketing Management.
Through his sincerity, hard work, dedication and competence on strategic management, he rose to the level of Executive Director (Commercial) before being selected as Director (Commercial).
Mr Samantaray has more than 36 years of rich experience in Plants and commercial areas. Working at Plants he was involved in erection, commissioning, operations and production planning in CPP and Smelter. Due to his strategies and planning, Nalco could achieve highest levels of production and productivity. He was involved in many critical decisions and landmark achievements at Plants like restoration of burnt single line coal cable belt at CPP in record time to save Nalco from catastrophe, scientific spares planning, design and implementation of MIS system, strategy for enhancing critical equipment availability at smelter to increase productivity, Optimization of logistics system etc.
He has strong multi-disciplinary commercial experience in Marketing (export & domestic market involving all products), supply chain management (procurement, stores, inventory control) and logistics. During his long career he had introduced many landmark initiatives in the company such as maiden MOU system with customer, LME linked pricing mechanism, LME registration of metal, e-tendering for export, formulation of commercial manuals and guidelines to bring transparency, augmentation of logistics system for efficient supply chain and cost savings, opening of master stock yard at strategic locations, launch of mobile APPs for customers (NAGINNA) and vendors (NAMASYA), customer and supplier satisfaction index etc. He was deeply involved in development and launching of several value added products including launching of more than 12 new niche products. Under his leadership the commercial functioning of Nalco was developed to be dynamically competent to sense and seize the market opportunities which had resulted in record breaking performances during 16-17 to 2018-19. Out of box strategies taken by him assured supplies of all the major raw materials during the Covid-19 Lockdown to sustain the plant operations with zero loss of production while achieving huge savings in procurement cost which helped Company’s profitability in 2019-20 and 2020-21when the LME prices had nosedived.
Mr Samantaray is a National Council member of Indian Institute of Materials Management, Fellow in Institute of Engineers with Chartered Engineers certificate, member of Indian Institute of Industrial Engineering.