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Chairman & Managing Director

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Shri Nirlep Singh Rai took over the reins of the company as Chairman & Managing Director (C&MD) on 6th September 2021. Prior to this, Shri Rai was Director (Technical) since April, 2020.

Associated with NFL for last 38 years in various capacities, Shri Rai is also the Nominee Director on the Board of NFL’s Joint venture Company, M/s Ramagundam Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd. (RFCL).

Shri Rai is a B.E. (Instrumentation & Control) from Thapar University. He has rich professional experience of Technical Services and Operation & Maintenance of large scale Fertilizer Plants. He has also served in all the production Units of the company including heading the Nangal Unit where he brought about systemic changes resulting in sustained and efficient operations.

Earlier, Shri Rai played a pivotal role in various projects such as Feed Stock change over from fuel oil to Natural Gas, Commissioning of DCS and ESD Systems, Machine Monitoring Systems, Process Gas Analyzers, Fire and Gas Systems etc. at various plants of the company. He also has considerable exposure to the subject of agricultural practices, Nutrient imbalance and issues like farm subsidy, DBT etc.

Shri Rai also remained CEO of Ramagundam Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd. (RFCL), a joint venture of NFL with Engineers India Limited (EIL) and FCIL for revival of closed urea plant at Ramagundum in Telangana with a new urea plant of 1.27 million tonnes per annum capacity. As CEO, RFCL, he is credited with commissioning of the prestigious RFCL project by expediting availability of utilities and speeding up critical activities inspite of disruptions caused by Covid-19 pandemic.

As Director (Technical), NFL, Shri Rai steered the completion of Energy Saving Projects at various units of company and initiated digital transformation drive.

Apart from consolidating the existing business of the company, his vision is to expand NFL’s presence into the entire agriculture value chain.

A firm believer in ‘dream and dare’ attitude, Shri Rai envisions to build NFL into one of the most ‘happy and happening’ places to work and grow.