Dr Dinesh Kumar Likhi

Chairman & Managing Director, Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited (MIDHANI), PO Kanchanbagh, Hyderabad

Areas of Interest:

Formulating and implementing strategy and leading strategic and HR interventions around core and critical processes in mining and metal industry. .


Metallurgical Engineering, Materials Development, Materials Processing, Iron & Steel, Strategic Materials Technology Department, Business Developments, Projects, Human Resources, Supply Chain Management, Corporate Governance and Sustainability.

Consultancy Areas:



Sector Associated With:


Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), R&D Organizations, Government (including funding agencies), Entrepreneurs

Major Professional Contributions:

Dr Dinesh Kumar Likhi, is a renowned metallurgist-turned-technocrat. He has been associated with SAIL in various capacities between 1982-2011 at Roorkela Steel Plant and as General Manager at Corporate Office of SAIL at New Delhi. While at SAIL, he conceptualized vision of corporate and guided various steel plants and mines and developed a strategic road maps and established key global collaborations. His remarkable contributions at MIDHANI include production and technology development of critical materials required by Atomic Energy, Space, Aeronautical, Defence and Power sectors. Dr Likhi has been associated with the initiatives and implementation of ambitious plan of modernizing and expanding the production facilities of MIDHANI. Dr. Likhi has immensely contributed in increasing the quantity of maraging steel, clean stainless steel, superalloys and titanium alloys. .

Professional Experience:

  • Chairman & Managing Director, Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited, Midhani, 1.9.2015-Till Date
  • Director (Production and Marketing), Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited, Midhani, 1.9.2011 to 31.08.2015


Corporate Governance, Strategic Management, Marketing Management, Operation Management, Project Management, Strategic Initiatives, Stake Holders Management .


Contact Information


Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited (MIDHANI) PO Kanchanbagh Hyderabad - 500 019
Phone: 040 – 24340201
Mobile: 9177236663
Fax: 040 – 24340214

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  • Bachelor in Engineering (B.E.) specialization in Metallurgy from IIT Roorkee (Gold Medalist) (1981)
  • Master in Engineering (M.E) specialization in Industrial Metallurgy from NIT Rourkela (1986)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management (P.G.D.M) specialization in General Management from AIMA, New Delhi (1994)
  • Master in Business Administration (M.B.A) specialization in Corporate Strategy from Maastricht School of Management, Maastricht, The Netherlands (Global Topper) (2000)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Management from IIT Delhi (2009)


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Best Group Award for Turnaround of SAIL, 2000
  • Best Group Award for Business Development Projects SAIL 2011
  • Corporate Excellence Award in Marketing area , IPE, 2013
  • Prof. AK Rao Memorial Award, International Exhibition NDE 2015
  • Udyog Ratan Award, IES 2016
  • National Metallurgist Award for Industry, 54TH National Metallurgists’ Day 2016

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated VIII: Mining Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2016

Year of Birth: 1960