Rahul Mithal on Thursday took over because the Chairman and Managing Director of RITES Ltd., a Miniratna (Category – I) Schedule ‘A’ Public Sector Enterprise and a number one participant within the transport consultancy and engineering sector in India.
Mithal is a Mechanical Engineer from the Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers (SCRA 1985 Batch). He has additionally carried out MBA (Finance) fromInstitute of Management Studies, Mumbai, and is a Fellow of Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK) and a Chartered Engineer registered with the Engineering Council (UK).
Addressing ‘Team RITES’, Mithal mentioned, “It’s a great privilege to lead RITES. Being aware of the illustrious past, its diversified business model and strong fundamentals, I am optimistic that we as ‘Team RITES’ will perform at full throttle to deliver more value to all stakeholders and be a market leader across sectors.”
Mithal has over 31 years of expertise within the Railway sector and has labored at numerous key positions in Indian Railways and Container Corporation of India Limited (CONCOR). He has labored in numerous areas of the sector starting from Design and Maintenance of Rolling Stock and Handling tools, MMLP/Warehousing Projects, Operations and Maintenance, Design, Planning & Execution of Modernization initiatives and Digitization initiatives.
Prior to becoming a member of RITES, Mithal was Director (Projects & Services) at Container Corporation of India Limited (CONCOR).
RITES Limited is the one export arm of Indian Railways for offering rolling inventory abroad (apart from Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia).