State-owned NHPC today said Balraj Joshi has taken over as its Chairman and Managing Director. “Balraj Joshi has taken over as Chairman and Managing Director of NHPC Ltd, India’s premier hydropower utility…on September 22, 2017,” NHPC said in a statement. Prior to his elevation as Chairman and Managing Director, Joshi was Director (Technical) of the state-owned firm. During his career of over 35 years, he looked after various projects of the hydro major including Salal, Dul Hasti and Kurichu.
He became Director (Technical) in April last year. Joshi holds a degree in civil engineering from Government Engineering College, Karad, Maharashtra. He also holds PG qualification in hydropower development and planning from the Norwegian Technical Institute, Trondheim, Norway.