The Board & Management
The board of Legacy Iron Ore has demonstrated commercial
experience with the ability to drive innovative exploration
programs, matched with effective cost-efficiency. The board has
experience in commercialising large scale iron ore projects
including assets for production and divestment.
Mr Sumit Deb
Mr Deb is Chairman cum Managing Director of NMDC Ltd.
Mr Deb is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Orissa
University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneshwar. Prior to
his appointment as Chairman of NMDC, he was Director (Personnel)
and responsible for various functions of Personnel & Admin,
Human Resource Development, Law, and Corporate Communications of
Prior to NMDC, he was with Rashtriya lspat Nigam Limited (RINL)
where he worked for 25 years gaining experience in the steel
Mr Deb also has significant experience in the marketing and
distribution of steel & iron ore, sponge iron, pellets and
Mr Rakesh Gupta
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr Gupta is an experienced mining engineer with a high level of
engineering and project management skills acquired within both
national and international settings and various commodities and
From 2011 to prior to joining the Company, Mr Gupta worked at
BHP Billiton Iron Ore in mine planning, and has performed a key
role in future mine strategic replacement projects and in the
development of the life of asset plans for corporate alignment
process, including being responsible for framing the case scenarios
and development of the current and future iron ore mine plans.
Mr Gupta also brings with him significant skills in
pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, having worked at AMEC
Minproc and SRK Consulting for several years, including assisting
FMG (Iron ore Project) in the preparation of its long term
strategic mine plan for the Chichester 90 mtpa (Cloudbreak and
Christmas Creek operation), and he also worked for Barrick Gold,
Australia for a brief period.
From 2003 to 2006 he served Ararat Gold Recovery Company,
Armenia as a Technical Services Manager.
Mr Devanathan Ramachandran
Mr Ramachandran has approximately 30 years of wide-ranging
experience in global mining and fertilizer industries. He has
acquired hands-on business expertise across a variety of mineral
commodities and cultures working in corporate, technical and
operational roles in global leaders such as BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto
Holding extensive business development experience ranging from
identification and evaluation of investment opportunities through
due diligence and post-merger integration, Mr Ramachandran has a
proven track record in large investments in mining and fertilizer
industries often with significant rail, port, power and other
Significant achievements of Mr Ramachandran include his work on
Rio Tinto's acquisition and integration of North Ltd ($3.5b), and
Vale's acquisition, integration and optimization of Fosfertil
Mr Amitava Mukherjee
Mr Mukherjee currently serves as the Director (Finance) of NMDC
Limited. He is an accountant holding a Master of Commerce degree
from Guru Ghasi Das University, Bilaspur, and belongs to the 1995
batch of the Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS). Prior to
joining NMDC as finance director, he held the post of General
Maganger (Finance) in Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) for
approximately 3 years. During his time with IRAS, he held various
key positions in the Eastern Railways from 1997 to 2016.
He also worked in Indian Oil Corporation Limited as Accounts
Officer from 1994-1997. He was also nominated by Railway Board to
various Task Groups for Centralised Applications of Finance and
Accounts department of Indian Railways.
Mr Alok Kumar Mehta
Mr Mehta currently serves as the Director (Commercial) of NMDC
Limited with responsibilities including the commissioning of the
3.0 MTpa Steel Plant at Nagarnar. Mr Mehta graduated from NIT
Raipur in mechanical engineering and has in excess of 35 years of
experience in the areas of iron ore mining, iron & steel
production and the copper Industry, with experience gained from
within India and abroad.
He began his career in India in 1983 with Hindustan Copper
Limited before joining Saurastra Chemical, Porbander in 1993.
Mr Mehta has worked for Aditya Birla group at Birla Copper Dahej
and has also significant experience in Australia in 2003 having
been responsible for the construction of the Mount Garden Plant
situated in Queensland, Australia.
Prior to taking over as Director (Commercial) of NMDC Ltd, he
was responsible for the execution of all the engineering, contracts
and project activities of NMDC as an Executive Director. He is also
in the Board of three subsidiary companies and one Joint Venture
company of NMDC.
Ben Donovan -
B.Comm (Hons), ACG (CS)
Mr Donovan is a member of the Governance Institute of Australia
and provides corporate advisory, IPO and consultancy services to a
number of companies. Mr Donovan is currently a company secretary of
several ASX listed and public unlisted companies and has gained
experience across resources, agritech, biotech, media and
He has extensive experience in listing rules compliance and
corporate governance, having served as a Senior Adviser at the ASX
in Perth for nearly 3 years, where he managed the listing of nearly
100 companies on the ASX.
In addition, Mr Donovan has experience in the capital markets
having raised capital and assisted numerous companies on achieving
an initial listing on the ASX, as well as for a period of time, as
a private client adviser at a boutique stock broking group.