Board of Directors

Shri Milind Madhukar Deo

Shri Milind Madhukar Deo is appointed as Director (Technical) on the Board of Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited (RCF) w. e. f. 27th December, 2021.

Shri Deo is a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai (earlier known as UDCT, Mumbai), 1984 batch. He is an Energy Auditor, certified by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE). He was also a Lead Auditor for ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 9001 and had conducted internal IMS and safety audits.

Prior to elevation to the Director (Technical), he was Executive Director (Coordination) RCF. He joined the Company in July 1984 as a Management Trainee. In his long career spanning more than 37 years, he has worked in various capacities in Ammonia and Urea Plants, Complex Fertilizer Plant, Group of Chemical Plants, Steam Generation Plants, Methanol and Nitric Acid Plants, Product Handling Plant, Technical Services, Health, Safety & Environment Management, Energy Management and Coordination of Performance Improvement Schemes.

He was actively involved in commissioning and performance guarantee test run of Urea plants in India and abroad. He was a member of the team deputed to Bangladesh for commissioning of Jamuna Fertilizer Project, undertaken by M/s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan on turn-key basis.  He played a key role in implementing optimization scheme in all three Thal Urea Plants, mainly for reducing energy consumption through updating process technology.

He is the recipient of first prize for the best article in production and technology (2002-2003) on ‘BFW Production from Urea Process Condensate through MP Hydrolysis’, co-written in ‘Fertilizer News’ (August 2003 issue) of Fertilizer Association of India. He has also presented technical papers on Safety Practices and Energy Schemes in the national level seminars.

Apart from technical knowledge and expertise, he loves literature and was honoured with PhD by Mumbai University in the year 2000 for his thesis related to Marathi literature and philosophy.