Shri Rajnish Prakash
Independent Director

Shri Rajnish Prakash is the former Chairman and Chief Executive. Heavy Water Board, Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India in the grade of Distinguished Scientist. During his tenure, Shri Rajnish Prakash provided dynamic leadership to Heavy Water Board, which isimmensely contributing to Indian Nuclear Power Programme.

Shri Rajnish Prakash is a graduate in Chemical Engineering from University of Roorkee presently Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee. He is also a post graduate in Chemical Reaction engineering from IIT, Delhi.

The field of specialisation of Shri Rajnish Prakash includes (a) Heavy Water Technology for industrial production to support 1st Stage of Indian Nuclear Power Programme and also for use in advanced technology & life science (b) Technology for production of advanced materials like solvents for nuclear hydro-metallurgy 10B enriched boron and nuclear grade sodium (to support Fast Breeder Reactor Programme), Oxygen-18 enriched water (for radio-diagnostic technique of PET scanning), Rare Material from non-conventional sources and (c) Management of large Chemical Industrial Units from design, construction to operation.

Shri Rajnish Prakash has number of honours and laurels to his credit such as “Outstanding Engineer Award” conferred by the Institution of Engineers; “Technology Excellence Award - Strategic Materials” presented during Indian Technology Congress 2013; “Environmental Engineering Design Award - 2014” by 29th Indian Engineering Congress; “Greentech Lifetime Achievement Award” conferred during 15th Annual Greentech Environment and CSR-2014 conference and “INS HomiBhabha Lifetime Achievement Award-2014” by Indian Nuclear Society.

Shri Rajnish Prakash has been appointed as Independent Director on the Board of Directors of NPCIL w.e.f. 31st October 2019.