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Asok Dasgupta Mr Asok Dasgupta is a very well known management expert in the country and abroad having spent more than four decades in Power and Energy related sectors. After graduating with Honours in Physics from the Calcutta University,Mr Dasgupta joined IIT,Kharagpur in 1959 in Mechanical Engineering.He went to England and was awarded Bsc. Engg. degree in Mechanical branch of the London University in 1962.He was awarded A.W.P(Lond) for general proficiency in studies leading to Bsc.Engg. degree of London University. On returning to India he worked with Indian Oxygen Ltd,Simon Carves India Ltd till 1970 when he joined CESC(Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation) and worked in various capacities,heading the Materials Management department before being elevated as the Chief Executive of CESCON Ltd and thereafter additionally as the President of Noida Power Company Ltd.In 1995 Mr.Dasgupta joined DLF Power Ltd and was the President of the company. Mr Dasgupta is closely associated with various professional bodies in the country involved in the growth of the Energy Sector and Supply Chain Management. He has chaired various energy related committees in Assocham,CII etc.He has been a speaker in various conferences and seminars all over the country and also outside the country.He has been coordinating/moderating various conferences in the country and outside the country.He is a visiting professor /advisor in various universities. .Currently he is closely associated with Energy Managament department of Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management He is also closely connected with the Materials Management profession and was the National President of the Indian Institute of Materials Management from 1983 to 1985 and Chairman Board of Studies.IIMM from 1983 to 1986.For his outstanding contribution in the field of materials management in the country Mr Dasgupta was conferred with the National Award of the Institute of Materials Management in 1987. At the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of the Kolkata Branch,IIMM ,Mr Dasgupta was awarded ‘Life Time Achievement Award’, the highest award of the branch ever awarded to any member,in recognition of his outstanding contribution in the field of materials management over the last four decades. He has been heading the research wing of IIMM for some time as Chairman.CRIMM,IIMM. He is a founder member of Independent Power Producers Association of India(IPPAI) and is currently,President IPPAI Mr Dasgupta is the past National President of 41 Clubs of India and past President of the Rotary club of Calcutta Midtown.