23 November 2022, Mumbai:
Vinit Kumar is the CEO, of Khadi & Village Industries Commission. He has served as the chairman of Syama Prasad Mukherjee Port, Kolkata, Chief Electrical Engineer in Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation, and looked after the World Bank-funded MUTP project.
He has worked in the Central Railway in Mumbai’s suburban system, one of the densest suburban systems in the world, in maintenance and operations of rolling stock and traction installations. He has also worked in Pune and Nagpur in independent charge of traction assets and locomotive workshops.
As chairman of Syama Prasad Mukherjee Port, Kumar played a pivotal and dynamic role for the port in achieving the highest cargo handling for two consecutive years which surpassed all previous records in the 150-year history of the port. In addition to cargo handling, the port achieved profitability of Rs 60 crores for the first time due to his thoughtful and energetic leadership.
He played a key role in infrastructure development and capacity augmentation. Under his guidance, SMP Kolkata handled cape vessels through trans loading at deep sea anchorages. He has been instrumental in the growth of regional connectivity comprising neighbouring countries and the northeast region.
He has focused on building business relations with Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, and Thailand through various strategic initiatives.