Anil Kumar Jha took over as Chairman-cum-Managing Director of Coal India Limited (CIL) on 18th May. Prior to the assumption of CIL’s apex post, Jha headed Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) – the second largest coal producing company among all CIL’s subsidiaries – since 1 November 2015 as CMD.

He succeeds Suresh Kumar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Coal who was vested with the additional charge as Chairman of CIL. Jha, a Post Graduate (M. Tech) with Distinction in Mine Planning & Design from Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad began his career in 1983 in Central Coalfields Ltd. He had held many important assignments and senior positions in CCL. He was also General Manager, Argada.