Mr. Abdul Kalam graduated in Mining Engineering from Banaras Hindu University in the year of 1966. He was trained in
High Technology Mining (open cast and underground mining) in United Kingdom. He is one of the few mining engineers
who have the experience in handling largest and most difficult open cast and underground mines in India. His
experience in fiery mines related to hot hole blasting is widely recognised in the industry.

Beside his stint as the Director (Technical) with Coal India Limited, Mr. Abdul Kalam was also the Chairman and
Managing Director of Bharat Coking Coal Limited and Eastern Coalfields Limited. Currently Mr. Kalam is on the board of
Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (A subsidiary of Coal India Limited) and National Mineral Development Corporation, a
leading mineral mining company of India, his contributions as a visionary executive leader and a proven change agent
has been recently been recognised by Government of India whereby he has been appointed by Ministry of Railways in
the Expert Committee responsible for developing business models and innovative funding through public private
partnership (PPP) route.

Mr. Kalam has received two National Awards from the President of India for improving safety standards in Bharat Coking
Coal Limited. He is also a proud recipient of best Alumni award in 2002 from the Mining Department of Banaras Hindu
University. He has widely travelled across the Globe (UK, USA, France, Germany and Australia) and has represented Coal
Industry through a number of foreign delegations and expert bodies.

He is President of the World Confederation of Productivity Science (India). Mr. Kalam serves as a Board member of the
World Confederation of Productivity Science (India) and is a member of the editorial board of “WAPS (International)
News”. He has authored numerous papers published in National and International magazines which have been widely

Abdul Kalam
Former Chairman and MD
Bharat Coal Ltd, and Eastern Coalfields Ltd
World Confederation of Productivity Science
Editorial board of WAPS (International New