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Brief profile of Dr. S.B. Agnihotri, Independent Director


Dr. S.B. Agnihotri

Dr. S.B. Agnihotri is an IAS officer of Odisha cadre from 1980 batch. He has done his Master's degree in Physics followed by M.Tech in Environment Science and Engineering from IIT, Bombay. He later did an MA in Rural Development followed by a Ph.D on sex ratio patterns in Indian Population from School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich UK. Dr. Satish B. Agnihotri retired as Secretary (Coordination & Public Grievances), Cabinet Secretariat. Prior to this he was Secretary, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Director General (Acquisition) in the Ministry of Defence, Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture discharging the role of Financial Advisor and Director General of Shipping during 2010-12. He has worked as Joint Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat, Transport Commissioner, Odisha and Secretary, Women and Child Development and General Administration Department. He was Vice Chairman, Cuttack Urban Development Authority, CEO of Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency, Director Industries and District Magistrate in Dhenkanal District. He also worked with UNICEF, Kolkata as Consultant on Child Nutrition and Health. Dr. S.B. Agnihotri had been appointed as an Independent Director on the Board of Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Limited.


The Ministry of Coal, GOI, had appointed Dr. S.B. Agnihotri as non-official part-time Director on the Board of Coal India Limited for a period of three years with effect from 17th November’ 2015 .On completion of his term , Dr.Agnihotri was re-appointed as non-official part-time Director on the Board of Coal India Limited for a further period of one year.