Profile - Shri Kulamani Biswal,Director(Finance)

Sri Kulamani Biswal took over the charge of Director (Finance), Mahanadi Coalfields Limited on 22.10.2010 and prior to his joining the present position, he was Chief of Finance at Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, New Delhi - an equivalent of the post of Joint Secretary to Govt. of India. Sri Biswal is a fellow in Cost Accountancy along with having distinct professional qualifications like an MBA from New Port University, California, USA; an LLB from Sambalpur University and a Diploma in Financial Management from IGNOU. Before joining CERC, Sri Biswal was a Senior Financial Analyst in Orissa Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) from 1997 to 2004. He had also worked in Coal India Ltd. during 1985-1997 at various capacities. During his stint as Chief of Finance at CERC, it was his managerial ingenuity that had brought success in smooth functioning of the Commission under new Tariff Regime. The most attributable features of Sri Biswal having been bestowed upon the present responsibilities are his flair in financial fundamentals; updated knowledge base and knack in business networking. At personal, professional as well as business level, Sri Biswal strongly believes in “Social Responsibility” and he has proven leadership, by ensuring peace through his involvement in various social and philanthropic activities. Apart from being a successful Financial Expert, his highly demonstrated poetic skill is one of the hallmarks of his reflective mind-set and down-to-earth personality. He has travelled many countries and delivered talks and presented papers on various Forum on the regulatory aspects of Electricity.