74 year old veteran global steel industry leader Mr Malay Mukherjee passed away on 29 January 2022. He was admitted to the Fortis Vasant Kunj hospital in New Delhi for the last 10 days and was on ventilation due to Covid-19 related complications. Mr Mukherjee had over 43 years of experience in a range of technical, commercial and managerial roles in the mining and steel industry. Mr Mukharjee is survived by wife Mrs Uma, son Mr Mohan and two grandchildren as his elder son Mr Muktesh and his Chinese wife Ms Xiaomo Bai, while returning to Beijing from a holiday, disappeared in 2014 in unsolved Malaysian MH370 flight disappearance. SteelGuru team members, who had more than 20 years of direct association, mourn his departure and offer condolences to bereaved family members Mr Mukerjee was appointed to the board of JSW Steel on July 29, 2015. JSW Steel said “The Company immensely benefited from his vision and leadership during his tenure both as a Member of the Board of Directors and as a Member of Various Board Committees especially as Chairman of the Project Review Committee. His mentorship to senior colleagues in the organisation is irreplaceable and remains a source of inspiration for ever. Mr Mukherjee's passing away will be an irreparable loss to the Company and the entire steel fraternity. The Board of Directors and employees of the Company convey their deep sympathy, sorrow and condolences to his family.” Mr Mukherjee acquired Bachelor of Science degree from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur and Master’s degree in mining from the USSR State Commission in Moscow. Mr Mukherjee was politically connected with former Minister Of Steel & Mines In former Prime Minister Ms Indira Gandhi’s cabinet Union Mr Mohan Kumaramangalam as son in law. He started off carrier with with Eastern Coalfield Ltd before joining IISCO Burnpur. He quickly rose within the ranks of Steel Authority of India Ltd. At 41, he became its youngest executive director. He served as Executive Director of Works at the Bhilai Steel Plant at Steel Authority of India Limited between 1991 and 1992. He caught Mr LN Mittal's eye and joined Ispat International in 1993 and served as Executive Director for Mexico until 1995, Managing Director Mexico between 1995 and 1996 and General Director for Ispat Kazakhstan between 1996 and 1999. He later went on to serve as the CEO of Ispat Europe between 1999 and 2000. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Ispat International London between 2002 and 2004. He also served as the COO for Mittal Steel Company between 2004 and 2006. After merger with Arcelor, he served as the Senior Executive Vice President at ArcelorMittal between 2006 and 2008 as a Member of the Group Management Board, in charge of mines and steel plant operations in Africa, Asia, southern Europe (Bosnia, Macedonia), CIS, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and was responsible for ArcelorMittal Group Business segments of Stainless Steel, Pipes, Tubes and Technology in Asia, CIS and South Africa. Many believe that Mr Mukherjee & another SAIL stalwart late Mr Narendra Chaudhuary were the pillars for creation of Mr LN Mittal’s steel empire, but later quit after European managers started calling the shots in 2008 Mr Mukherjee also served as the CEO of the ESSAR Steel Global during 2009 and 2011. Later, he joined UK based Mr Pramod Agarwal’s mining firm Zamin Ferrous with portfolio of iron ore assets in Brazil, Uruguay Australia and Indonesia. Currently, Mr Mukherjee was Chairman for VA Tech Wabag Ltd. He was also on the board of Petropavlovsk Plc and was Member of Indian Institute of Metals & Member of National Academy of Sciences of The Republic of Kazakhstan.