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Niladri Nath Bhattacharjee Niladri has over 18 years of experience of which about 6 years have been with KPMG. He has been instrumental in building the mining practice of KPMG and currently leads the mining team within Infrastructure/ ENR practice of KPMG in India. He has worked on strategy and operations consulting projects in various sectors with focus on industrial and consumer markets before taking this role. Before KPMG, Niladri worked with the supply chain practice in Accenture, MCIM (now called Accenture Strategy) focused on assignments in the Resources Operating Group (covering Natural Resources and Metals) He has executed and/ or lead over 60 assignments in various sectors, including over 30 assignments with metals and mining companies He leads the KPMG relationship with Ministry of Steel, Ministry of Coal and Ministry of Mines; He is also deeply connected in the sector with leading sector PSUs and private sector organizations He has experience of working in India, China, USA, Japan, South Africa, Malaysia and Russia Iron Ore Mining Company: Review of pricing strategy for India domestic market based on change in global and domestic demand supply condition and various other price determinants. State Mineral Development Corporation JV with O&G upstream player for establishing a barytes beneficiation plant Selection of MDO for 5 mines of a state mineral development corporation Diversification strategy for a profitable sponge iron player interested in infra and minerals market MDO market assessment for an Indian manufacturing cum mining major in India interested in exploring the market Assistance with regard to coal block auction for an aluminum player regarding extended Schedule III mine auctions Revenue maximization initiative for a state mineral development corporation covering strategy development and implementation (ongoing) Assistance in takeover of coal blocks and program management of their operationalization Strategy for identifying coal blocks, identifying opportunities for JV formation with other bidders, determination of bid price – for a multi-plant aluminium and copper major in India (for schedule II and III coal blocks) Operations improvement for a UMPP and an associated coal mine in the Moher-Singrauli coal-field Inventory reduction for a steel manufacturing company spread across UK and Netherlands Ministry of Steel & Mines, Government of India, Policy Research Unit project Ministry of Power, Coal & Renewables Energy, Linkage rationalization for domestic and imported coal movements Coal block bidding strategy for a sponge iron player Joint Venture/ alternate partnership model option assessment for manufacture of rocket projectiles in India by a Ministry of Defence entity Assessment of alternative models for expediting rehabilitation & resettlement (R&R) at Jharia coal-field for Ministry of Steel Market assessment for coal supply in Europe and India and FOB price discount determination for a South African mine with whom an Indian utility had a long term purchase agreement Strategy for enhancing engineering exports for an export promotion council Technology development and modernization of mines of a large coal mining company in India. Work involved correlation of equipment configuration with geo-mining condition and comparison with best practices. Evaluation of the opportunity to bring in automation and quantitative estimation of costs required to implement large scale change. Iron Ore Mining Company: Pricing strategy for India domestic market based on global and domestic demand supply condition and various other price determinants. Work also involved implementation support of the new pricing mechanism for two quarters. Ferro Alloy Mining and Manufacturing Company: Contractor selection for conversion of an open cast ferrochrome mine into an underground mine. Work involves tender-offer risk assessment, contract formulation, cost assay of project and assistance in bid evaluation. Assistance to bid of a Mine Development and Operation (MDO) contract to a mining contractor for a coal mine in Talcher coalfield, Odisha.; Mine was allocated to a group of 3 private sector companies. Mine Developer & Operator (MDO) evaluation and selection for an open cast mine in Jharkhand; Mine was owned by a JV of two large private sector business houses in aluminum and power generation. Mine Developer & Operator (MDO) evaluation and selection for an open cast mine in the vicinity of Singrauli coal-fields; Mine was owned by a JV of two large private sector business houses; work involved conducting of reverse auction. Coal sourcing strategy review for an Indian power utility with interest in a mine in South Africa Assessment of 2 coal mining blocks in the coal-fields of WCL command area provided to a large cement player with a view to preparing it for upcoming coal block auctions. Multi-modal logistics player: Identifying coal washery player for strategic tie-up and investment. Mining Equipment manufacturer: Market assessment of a specific range of high capacity underground and opencast equipment in the context of acquisition of the service assets of another company leading into valuation of the same Funded NGO involved in UIP: Assisting in the selection of a Supply Chain solution for vaccine logistics and capabilty building of the public sector distribution. This was a follow-on project of the one above. Funded NGO involved in UIP: Supply chain strategy & planning and cold-chain PPP model creation for vaccine logistics in two Indian states. Electronic Meter manufacturer: Under price pressure, this multi-national corporation was planning backward integration into PCB manufacturing. The work involved creating the investment case, identifying critical success factors for entry into this business and devising the organizational structuring options for the new entity.