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Geeta Kapur becomes first woman to lead Hydro CPSU as Chairman & Managing Director

Shimla: 01.02.2024

Geeta Kapur, who is holding the charge of Director (Personnel), has assumed the additional charge of Chairman & Managing Director, SJVN.

 Geeta Kapur has marked a historic milestone as the first female to lead any Hydro CPSE within the Indian Power Sector. Prior to this, she made history in 2018 as the first full-time female Director in SJVN and when she joined SJVN in 1992 she was the first female Personnel Officer to join the company.

While assuming the charge, Smt. Geeta Kapur expressed her gratitude to all the previous CMDs for their exemplary leadership that has created strength and maturity in SJVNites and has brought the company to its current eminence. She also extended her best wishes to the SJVNites for adorning the leadership role in future also.

With more than 31 years of dedicated services in SJVN, Smt. Geeta Kapur has all round experience in the field of Human Resources, Civil Construction and Civil Contracts. With her invaluable experience in Human Resources, Smt. Geeta Kapur has been instrumental in formulating policies, defining standard operating procedures and spearheading Wage Settlements with Unions. She has led the company to the prestigious ‘Great Place To Work’ list in January 2024.

Presently, Smt. Geeta Kapur is also serving as the Chairperson of the registered trust of SJVN ‘CSR Foundation’ that is redefining the benchmarks of growth & sustainable development by empowering the masses in the verticals of education, health, sanitation, infrastructural development, women and child care, sustainability, assistance during natural calamities etc. She is also in the Board of Directors of SJVN Arun-III Power Development Company and SJVN Lower Arun Power Development Company in Nepal, SJVN Thermal Private Limited in Buxar, Bihar & SJVN Green Energy Limited.

Driven by a profound passion for her work and a commitment to societal progress, Smt. Geeta Kapur’s leadership, results-driven approach, and camaraderie have earned her widespread acclaim. Recognizing her outstanding contributions to Human Resources, she was honored with the esteemed Women Super Achiever Award by ET Now during the World HRD Congress in 2019. Additionally, she received the ‘CIDC Chairman’s Commendation Trophy in the Individual Capacity’ in 2022.

Born on April 8, 1964, in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, Smt. Geeta Kapur commenced her journey at SJVN in 1992 as an Officer (Personnel). An alumnus of prestigious Himachal Pradesh University Business School, Shimla, she earned her Master’s in Business Administration specializing in Human Resource Management in 1986. Her academic journey began at the renowned Loreto Convent Tara Hall, Shimla, followed by a Bachelor’s in Science from St. Bede’s College, Shimla, in 1984.

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