Kerala engineer Salim G Purushothaman appointed chairman of Railways’ Miniratna company Braithwaite

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Braithwaite factory, Salim G Purushothaman | Photo: Braithwaite official site

Kolkata: Salim G Purushothaman has taken over as the chairman and managing director of Braithwaite and Company Ltd, a state-owned engineering company, an official said.

It will be an additional charge for Purushothaman, who is the director of production of the company, which is under the Railways ministry.

He had previously held the additional charge of director Finance for a one-year period during his tenure, the company official said.

Purushothaman, a native of Kollam in Kerala, began his career as a management trainee (Technical) at SAIL, Bokaro Steel, in 1988. He later served as DGM at Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited or Visakhapatnam Steel Plant.

He holds a mechanical engineering degree from the TKM College of Engineering, Kollam (University of Kerala), an M Tech in manufacturing from BITS, Pilani, and an MBA, the official said.

Purushothaman is also a certified energy manager by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, he added.


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