Educated at Allahabad and Cambridge Universities, Shri Arvind Pande joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1965
and spent the early years in Madhya Pradesh. He was Advisor to the Executive Director for India, Bangladesh and Sri
Lanka at the World Bank, Washington DC (USA) from 1971 to 1974, representing the Government of India and assisting
in processing of Bank-assisted projects in India. He continued with the World Bank assisted projects in the Department
of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India from 1974 – 1978. He was the Director and Joint
Secretary to the Prime Minister of India from 1981 – 1986, helping with policy and issues relating to Economic and
Scientific Departments / Ministries.
He moved to the Corporate Public Sector in 1986, joining the Board of Directors of Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL)
as a full-time functional Director dealing with several areas like Corporate Planning, Personnel and Human Resources,
Rourkela Steel Plant, Special Steel Plants etc. to become the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from January 1997 –
September 2002. During this period, Shri Arvind Pande successfully led the implementation of a major restructuring
exercise for SAIL involving, among others, debt rescheduling, cost rationalisation, productivity and quality
improvements, reorganisation of major assets and functions.
Shri Arvind Pande has also served on the Boards of major organizations like NCAER, HDFC Bank, Coal India Ltd., XIM
Bhubhaneshwar CII National Council, International Iron and Steel Institute etc. Among his current assignments, he is a Member of the
Board for Reconstruction of Public Enterprises, Government of India, Chairman – Bengal Aerotropolis Projects Ltd.,
Independent Director – Sandhar Technologies, Independent Director – Era Infra Engineering Ltd., Advisor – Posco India
Ltd., Independent External Monitor under Integrity Pact for PGCIL and Member – Outside Experts Committee for
conciliation of disputes
for ONGC.

Arvind Pande
Former Member
Former Chairman
Former Director
SAIL(Personnel), SAIL(Corporate Planning)
Bengal Aerotropolis Projects Ltd.
Independent Director
SandharTechnologies and Erainfraengineering