Mr Atul Bhatt has assumed charge as the new CMD of RINL-Visakhapatnam Steel Plant. Mr Bhatt was appointed as Chairman & Managing Director of Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd by Ministry of Steel on 2 September 2021 for the post till date of his superannuation ie November 30, 2024, or until further orders, whichever is earlier. On June 25, the Public Enterprises Selection Board had recommended Mr Bhatt’s name for the post of CMD of RINL. Mr Bhatt was the only candidate who was interviewed by the selection panel and recommended for the post of CMD of RINL VSP.Mr Bhatt is a Chemical Engineering graduate from IIT-Delhi. He also did post-graduation in Management from IIM-Calcutta. Prior to joining MECON he was Executive Director Business Development & Corporate Planning in NMDC Limited. He has also served in ArcelorMittal as Country Manager Iran and General Manager Mergers & Acquisition. Mr Bhatt has also worked in Tata Steel for a number of years, where he started his career as a Graduate Trainee in 1986.Mr Bhatt was earlier the Chairman and Managing Director of MECON Limited.