• Deepak Prasad, COO - METAL

    Deepak Prasad, COO - METAL

  • Regarded as a pioneering force of one the leading Aluminium corporations of India, Deepak Prasad is one of the acknowledged executives in the industry. With more than 30 years of experience, Deepak has been instrumental in managing business operations with utmost efficiency for Bharat Aluminium Company (BALCO), a frontrunner PSU in the country, contributing significantly to the Aluminium production in India. Awarded as the `Gem of an Anchor' at BALCO level and `Superstar Anchor' at Vedanta group level in V-connect program, Deepak was not only nominated as the Vice Chairperson and member of Executive Advisory Board of QCFI, Bhilai Chapter, but also received the `QCFI Quality leadership Award' in CCQC held at Bhilai. Engaging in an exclusive interaction with CEO In-sights, Deepak allows a glimpse into his personal and professional journey as one of the acknowledged and top-notch COOs of the country.

  • Deepak Prasad: A New-Age Leader Aligning Teams Towards A Common Business Goal

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TOP 10 Chief Operating Officers - 2020

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After months of being in lockdown with vacation plans on hold, the gradual resumption of international travel has easily become one


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Over the course of the last seven decades, Indian advertising has evolved to an extent, where it's safe to say that it is indicative of the changes, the

  • TOP 10 Chief Operating Officers - 2020

    Sometimes, when there is any saturation point, like market saturation, chemical experiment saturation, or even saturation in the thinking capacity of a human being, there is a dropdown of the respective phenomena. Taking an instance of a company, which is experiencing a significant fall in the market share, where its CEO, to uplift and balance the reputation of the customers, by increasing quality control, consults the Chief Operating Officer. In this case, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) gets instructions for directing the human resources department for hiring enough quality control experts. The power is then handed over to the COO for rolling out new product lines, who also gets the responsibility of production, research, and the few major segments ­ development and marketing. Placed at the second hierarchy of commandership of a company, an experienced COO says that it's the ability to lead an organization is a unique quality that they possess, exhibiting even during the toughest sharpest raindrops in economic growth or reputation of the organization. The COO also included that an experienced and successful COO also strives to locate communication gaps among different teams, and ensures those are rectified. It is of pivotal responsibility of a COO to communicate well to gain support from the leaders' panel of the organization. Some identifiable roles of a COO include determination of the areas where an organization can improve through data verification, and being transparent in providing feedback accordingly. By recognizing the best talents of the organization, and supporting them through investment in terms of training, a COO creates a pool of expert talent base for holistic growth of the organization. They also look after the welfare of the performers. In this issue, the CEO Insights magazine presents a list of `TOP 10 Chief Operating Officers - 2020', featuring such topnotch COOs who are at their peak of performance, helping their respective organizations to flourish in the corporate culture. The selected COOs define the role perfectly and the listing is prepared after thorough research and scrutiny by a team of industry veterans, CEOs and VCs, and the CEO Insights editorial board.

TOP 10 Chief Operating Officers - 2020

Company Logo Company Management Company Name Company Description
IDL Explosives Ambikesh Dutt Sao,Chief Operating Officer IDL Explosives A strategic planner, an innovative thinker and a team leader with experience in handling multiple assignments under high pressure and consistently meeting deadlines even in highly turbulent situations
Bharat Aluminium Company Deepak Prasad,COO - METAL Bharat Aluminium Company Owing to his passion, conceptualization, analytical ability, data-driven decision making at right time, cost & HSE focus, efficient people management and strong follow-up mechanism, Deepak was able to go through many transformational changes at various levels in the organization
Muthoot Capital Services (Muthoot Pappachan Group) Madhu Alexiouse,COO Muthoot Capital Services (Muthoot Pappachan Group) An experienced COO with 20+ years of experience in retail finance and BFSI domain, he is responsible for overseeing the entire financial functions across the Muthoot Capital Services
Terrier Security services Mahesh Bhatt,COO Terrier Security services The varied experience of working in the Telecom, Banking and Staffing industry along with working and Travelling across Europe, APAC and India have moulded the personality of Mahesh into a strong and eminent professional
Saffron Lifestyle Traders Neerav Dalal,COO Saffron Lifestyle Traders Neerav Dalal has been instrumental in successfully redefining fashion and clothing brands consistently
Anarock Retail Pankaj Renjhen,COO Anarock Retail He is uniquely skilled in negotiation, budgeting, business planning, retail, and real estate development, and with his strong business knowledge and experience over 22 years, he is helping in business expansion
Micro Labs Rajesh Kshirsagar,Chief Operating Officer Micro Labs An experienced and accomplished COO with 29+ years of experience in pharmaceutical industry, he is responsible for overseeing the entire technical operations including quality, regulatory, clinical R&D and manufacturing across the company
Shimizu Corporation India Rajiv Duggal,Chief Operating Officer Shimizu Corporation India Acquiring his Bachelor’s degree from IIT-Delhi and Master’s degree from Japan exposed Rajiv to the similarities and variances of the cultures of both the nations, and helped him to channelize his operational management expertise in creating a perfect balance between Japanese work ethos in the milieu of Indian market
Schaeffler India Sameer Mathur,Chief Operating Officer Schaeffler India In a duration of 27 years, he has gained impeccable expertize and experience in manufacturing and exporting
Nimbark Fashions Dr. Vetrivel Arumugam,COO Nimbark Fashions A business operations management maverick transforming the way companies are implementing business plans, deploying rich 37+ years of expertise in business operations management skills