Vinay Pandey, M.A. (Hons.) (Econ.);  MBA (XLRI)

Vinay Pandey has a Masters in Economics from B.I.T.S. Pilani and an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur. He is an alumnus of IIM, Ahmedabad.

He has over 35 years’ experience in the steel industry in executive positions including a two-year deputation with Tata Refractories Ltd. He has worked in diverse areas such as Procurement, Synergy Group and Human Resources. From 2000-2015, he served as a faculty member of the Tata Management Development Centre, Jamshedpur and has conducted over 500 MDPs for executives of the Tata group companies. He superannuated from Tata Steel in May 2015.

He has an Emotional Intelligence certification (ECR360) from Potentia-Roche Martin, Australia. 

He is a visiting faculty at XLRI, Jamshedpur and Tata Management Development Centre.

Vinay is a member of the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council, an opt-in research community of business professionals.

A passionate learner, Vinay enjoys reading and travelling. He loves music and enjoys outdoor adventure sports.


Prof. Durga D Pathak, B.Sc., LL.B., MBA (XLRI)

Prof. Durga Dutt Pathak has a B.Sc. from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. He obtained his LL.B. degree from Ranchi University, and an MBA from XLRI. In 1973, he joined The Tata Iron & Steel Company in the Personnel Division. He has an eclectic profile with rich work experience in areas like Education, Rural & Community Services, Town Market & Estate. He has also headed the Management Development Center of Tata Steel. He was the Team Leader of IR/HRM function attached to Profit Centers (Flat and Long Products, Bearing Division, TGS, Tubes Division) and Corporate function.

He is Certified trainer for “Action Learning”, a Certified Assessor with Credibility Alliance, and a Facilitator, Development Center.

He is a Visiting faculty at:

XLRI, Jamshedpur

Management Training Institute, Ranchi

Tata Management Training Center, Pune

Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta

Banaras Hindu University, Faculty of Management Studies

Indian Institute of Coal Management, Ranchi


Sri Satya Sai University, Puttaparthi

KIIT School of Management, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar  


Mr. D C Singhal

D C Singhal graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in 1961 with First Class Honours. He joined Tata Steel as a Graduate Trainee in 1961. He worked in the Engineering Division with responsibilities in the area of design, development project and construction. He was appointed Chief Development Engineer and subsequently Asst. General Manager. Mr. Singhal has worked on several major projects including the first LD Shop, Six-strand Billet Caster, Bar & Rod Mill, and the Slab Caster.

He has published several technical papers in Indian and foreign journals. The Billet Marking Machine developed by him has been patented in India and abroad (USA, UK, France, Canada, and Australia). Mr. Singhal was a member of the SAIL-TISCO team that was deputed to study Oxygen Bottom-blown process in Europe, USA and Japan in 1978. He was also deputed to Tata Davy Ltd. as General Manager.

Mr. Singhal is a fellow of the Institution of Engineers and a member of the Association of Iron and Steel Engineers (USA). He is also a Visiting Faculty at XLRI Jamshedpur, IIM Lucknow, and TMDC, Jamshedpur. Mr. Singhal retired from Tata Steel in early 2000. Mr. Singhal is more actively engaged as a visiting faculty in management teaching in several premier institutions for MBA classes and Management Development Programmes.