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Partha S Bhattacharyya is the former Chairman of Coal India Ltd from Oct 2006 to Feb 2011. During his tenure Coal India secured Miniratna in 2007, Navratna in 2008 & finally the Maharatna in 2011 - a unique feat achieved by a CMD of any PSU so far. In 2010, Mr Bhattacharyya spearheaded the Coal India IPO to a runaway success. The 3.5 bn US$ IPO attracted over 54 bn US$ in subscription making it the largest Indian IPO so far & one the top 3 IPOs globally in 2010. Prior to this Mr Bhattacharyya was CMD of BCCL - a perenially sick CIL subsidiary then. The company turned profitable during his tenure & has not looked back since then. Mr Bhattacharyya has secured innumerable awards & recognition. The major ones are the Scope awards in the institutional & personal categories, Vivekananda National Award & CEO of the year from ICC & World HRD Congress. Post retirement from CIL Mr Bhattacharyya moved into whole time Board level positions in Chemical & Petrochemical companies till Jan 2016. Thereafter he is associated with a number of public & private companies at the Board level or in an Advisory capacity. He is also a consultant to Brookings India on coal & energy issues.