Dr. Sundaresan Asokan
M.Sc., 1971, App. Geology

Dr. S. Asokan has risen from the position of geologist in ACC Ltd to the level of Chief Executive in one of India’s top steel companies, TATA Steel.

Dr. Asokan completed his M.Sc. in Applied Geology from IIT Bombay, receiving the Silver Medal of the Institute. He completed his Ph.D. from Cambridge University, U.K. in Geochemistry and Petrology, in 1974.

He joined ACC Ltd in 1975 as geologist subsequently holding the positions of Executive Director, First Stonex Ltd 1991, Consultant and entrepreneur – 1993-1998, Chief (Business Strategy & Development, TATA Steel, (1998) and since 2002 has been Chief Executive of the Rs.2000 crore Titanium Project of TATA Steel.

The Titanium Project is a major foray for TATA Steel, to undertake a techno-economic feasibility study on the mineral sands in Tamil Nadu and to create in stages a multi – crore titanium dioxide manufacturing facility.

Dr. Asokan has a multi-dimensional experience profile – in field operations in multilocational Large Process Industry (ACC), premier National Research Organisation (NCB), Corporate Company Start up (HCL), Setting up and running his own Private Limited Cos., and General Management, Administration & Control at Corporate Level.

Dr. Asokan holds membership in a number of professional bodies and has several publications in professional journals to his credit.