Pradeep Kumar appointed Director General of National Academy of Indian Railways

VADODARA: Pradeep Kumar, an Indian Railway Services of Signal Engineering (IRSSE) officer of 1981 batch, has taken over as Director General (DG) of the National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR), Vadodara.

Kumar had joined Northern Railway in 1983 and has served on South Eastern Railway, South Central Railway, West Central Railway, Railway Electrification, Railway Board and RailTel Corporation of India Limited, New Delhi.

A Bachelor of Engineering in electronics and communication from IIT, Roorkee Kumar had completed his masters in communication systems from the same university with a gold medal in 1982 and later completed his master of business administration studies in marketing and finance from Southern Cross University, New South Wales, Australia in 2000.

In the past he has served on important assignments including Additional General Manager at West Central Railway, Jabalpur, Chief Safety Officer at South Eastern Railway, Kolkata, Divisional Railway Manager at South Central Railway’s Vijayawada Railway Division, Executive Director (Signal Project) and Director (Telecommunication) in the Railway Board, New Delhi and General Manager (Business Development) and Executive Director in RailTel Corporation of India Limited, New Delhi.

Kumar has also undergone trainings in high-speed rail at Japan, strategic management at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, United States among others.

“His areas of expertise include telecom network design and planning, train operations and disaster management, signalling projects managements,” a release issued by Vadodara railway division said.