Board of Directors

Director - (HRD) & (Fin) -Smt. Sujata Ray [DIN: 07240022] [Wef 8.7.2015]

Smt.Ray has taken over as Director(HRD) of BSNL on 8.7.2015. A post graduate from Calcutta University, she belongs to the 1982 batch of the Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service, having over 32 years of experience in the field of telecom finance.

Prior to her present assignment, Smt.Ray was Executive Director(Finance) in the Company since April 2014. She has rich and varied experience encompassing postings in the Department of Telecommunications both in the Ministry as well as in MTNL and BSNL, the two major PSUs. While serving in various capacities as General Manager and Principal General Manager, she has acquired rich experience in Corporate Accounts, Budgeting and Corporate Finance. She is also a strong proponent of the Integrated Finance approach having functioned as IFA for more than a decade in various territorial maintenance and project Circles of the Company. In fact, as Executive Director, Smt.Ray performed the role of rendering financial advice to the Functional Directors inclusive of financial appraisal of various projects and significant procurement issues.

While heading the Finance Wing of the Company, she demonstrated strong leadership qualities in guiding and motivating small and large functional teams to achieve the ascribed business goals. Smt.Ray has also substantial experience in handling HR and personnel issues over the past few years. She has headed or actively participated in key Committees relating to important HR matters of BSNL. Having been a keen member of the Steering Committee for implementing ERP in the Company, she is actively involved in formulation of HR plan of BSNL which is an integral part of its revival plan.

She is a firm believer in the power of positive thinking and the strength of soft skills in her new role of developing the vast human resources of the Company. Smt.Ray is a voracious reader and has received extensive training in India and abroad.