Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has recently appointed Koppu Sadashiv Murthy as its Chairman and Managing Director. Pursuant to his appointment Koppu Sadashiv Murthy, 56, has assumed charge as CMD of the Public Sector Engineering and Manufacturing Enterprise.

Prior to this, Murthy was the Executive Director of the Corporate Operations Management group at BHEL, and also simultaneously held additional charge of Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Pumps and Compressors Limited (BPCL).

An Electrical Engineering graduate from Bhopal University with an MBA in Finance, Murthy joined BHEL in 1989 at its Jhansi manufacturing unit – a transformer & locomotive manufacturing hub. During his 34 years of years of wide-ranging and hands-on experience in BHEL’s Corporate Office and in various manufacturing units such as Hyderabad, Bhopal, Jhansi, and Varanasi, he has developed a comprehensive set of competencies in strategic, operational, project and commercial management.

Murthy’s career is marked by a strong track record of consistently delivering revenue and profitability coupled with expert resource optimisation.  As Head of Corporate Operations Management at Delhi, he played a vital role in turning the company profitable in FY22-23 & FY21-22 after two years of losses, fostering a project-centric culture.

While heading BHEL’s Varanasi manufacturing unit, he successfully led all aspects of the unit’s portfolio and despite the challenges posed by the partial closure/lockdown of the factory during Covid, achieved remarkable results in FY20-21, with a Profit Before Tax (PBT) of over 25% of revenue, a historically low inventory level and a cash surplus.

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