Atul Sobti is the Chairman & Managing Director of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), India’s largest Maharatna
public sector engineering and manufacturing enterprise. Prior to his taking over the helms at BHEL in January 2016, Mr
Sobti was Director on the Board of BHEL, heading two crucial portfolios of Power and Finance. He also held additional
charge of Director (Engineering, R&D), and led all the engineering, research, and development activities of the company.
He is currently spearheading fast-track development of Advanced Ultra Super Critical technology—a world’s first—engineering highly-efficient
environment-friendly mega thermal power plants of the future. He is a graduate in mechanical engineering and a post-graduate in ‘international
management.’ He also has a diploma in ‘project management.’ He has also undergone advanced management programmes at Asian Institute of
Management, Manila, and at IIM, Ahmedabad. Mr Sobti has also pursued studies in other areas like cost accountancy, etc.
During his tenure at BHEL’s International Operations, Mr Sobti was a key contributor to a fifteen-fold increase in its overseas business through
securing and executing orders for prestigious power projects and for standalone products from many countries including Oman, UAE, Iraq, Libya,
China, Kazakhstan, Suriname, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Kuwait, and Ukraine, etc.
Recognizing his contribution to the power sector development, Mr Sobti has been honoured with the ‘CBIP Special Recognition 2018 for Excellent
Contribution in Power Sector Development’ by the Central Board of Irrigation and Power. Earlier, for his contribution to the engineering & capital