Biplob Chatterjee

CEO & Director (Consulting)
Exploration Due Diligence GIS-Remote-Sensing Drilling Services

Biplob has over 30 years of experience in the exploration and mining industry through careers in Rio Tinto (1995-2009), Geological Survey of India (1986-1995) and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (1985-1986). Biplob was previously a Director, country head and Exploration Manager for the mining major Rio Tinto Exploration in India. As Director (Geology), in Salva Resources, Biplob leads the...

Biplob Chatterjee

CEO & Director (Consulting)
M.Sc. (Geology), Member of AusIMM

Biplob has over 30 years of experience in the exploration and mining industry through careers in Rio Tinto (1995-2009), Geological Survey of India (1986-1995) and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (1985-1986). Biplob was previously a Director, country head and Exploration Manager for the mining major Rio Tinto Exploration in India. As Director (Geology), in Salva Resources, Biplob leads the mining services team of Salva Resources operating from India.

Biplob has explored commodities like diamond, basemetals, bauxite, nickel, coal, iron ore, gold, industrial minerals and petroleum in all continents of the world, over 30 countries. His skills include creating, managing and leading integrated (cross functional and cross cultural) mineral exploration teams. He has carried out conceptual geological assessments and project generation, exploration project design, developed project teams and managed exploration projects at various stages of exploration: early stage-greenfield, pre-feasibility to feasibility studies, developed business strategies as country manager (India) and Director of Rio Tinto Exploration (India).

Biplob been to every corner of India (26 different states), and different parts of the world. The most exciting places he has worked have been oil exploration in the Arabian Sea, geological mapping and mineral exploration in the Himalayas, exploring for diamonds in the Kimberleys of Australia and the Arctic Canada and metals exploration in the Sub-Saharan Africa.

Email:biplob.chatterjee@geovale.com

Phone: +91 9007 706145

Loknath Rath

Director
Mine Planning Resource Modeling - Analytics

Loknath has 26 years of experience in the Minerals Industry and is a techno-commercial expert with specialization in developing new businesses and geographies related to resource segment. His expertise includes business setup, project management, international trade, project marketing, M&A advisory services & asset valuation. Loknath has started his career in Tata Steel Ltd (1989-97), and became the National Head –...

Loknath Rath

Director
B.Tech (Mining), MBA

Loknath has 26 years of experience in the Minerals Industry and is a techno-commercial expert with specialization in developing new businesses and geographies related to resource segment. His expertise includes business setup, project management, international trade, project marketing, M&A advisory services & asset valuation.

Loknath has started his career in Tata Steel Ltd (1989-97), and became the National Head – Domestic Sales in Tata Steel Ltd (1997-2000), International Operations in Tata Steel Ltd (2000-2001), Country Manager – China in Tata Steel (2001-2008), Managing Director in Salva Resources (HDR|Salva) (2008-2011), Chairman at Salva Resources (HDR|Salva) (2011-2013) and now in Geovale Services (2013 onwards)

Loknath’s Specialties includes Strategic Business Planning, Business Development, Start-Up, Project Management, Foreign Operations, International Business, Commodity Marketing, SCM, Market Expansion & Penetration, Contract & Risk Management, Value Engineering, Forecasting / Trend Analysis, New Product Launch & Development, Negotiations.

Email:loknath.rath@geovale.com

Phone:+91 9830 880688

CA. Ashwin Kamat

Associate Principal
Due Diligence Analytics

Ashwin has more than 12 years of experience in financial due diligence, financial modeling, management consultancy, project financing, Management Assurance Services and tax advisory. Ashwin has an in-depth working knowledge of the modalities of the commodities trading business and has assisted trading companies with the financial feasibility and profit maximization plans for their ventures.  Ashwin has been associated with various...

CA. Ashwin Kamat

Associate Principal
Chartered Accountant

Ashwin has more than 12 years of experience in financial due diligence, financial modeling, management consultancy, project financing, Management Assurance Services and tax advisory. Ashwin has an in-depth working knowledge of the modalities of the commodities trading business and has assisted trading companies with the financial feasibility and profit maximization plans for their ventures. 

Ashwin has been associated with various mining companies in different geographies and has assisted the management with the financial decisions, presently Ashwin is CEO of Strategik Financial Services (since 2014), previously he was the Proprietor of A. A. Kamat & Co. (2010-2014), Associate Manager of Vedanta Resources Plc (2008-2010), Research Analyst in the Strategic Credit Trading Group (SCTG) of ABN AMRO Bank (2007-2008).

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Kshiti Ranjan Ray

Associate Principal
Exploration Resource Modeling Mine Planning

Kshiti, has more than 34 years of experience in the exploration of iron ore, manganese, chromite, base metals, platinum group minerals. Kshiti’s expertise includes, mining geology, mine mapping, underground mapping, grade control, orebody modeling and mine planning. His competence lies in running software like SURPAC, ArcGIS, MapInfo and AutoCAD. Kshiti has extensive work experience in countries like Sweden, Papua New...

Kshiti Ranjan Ray

Associate Principal
M.Sc (Geology)

Kshiti, has more than 34 years of experience in the exploration of iron ore, manganese, chromite, base metals, platinum group minerals. Kshiti’s expertise includes, mining geology, mine mapping, underground mapping, grade control, orebody modeling and mine planning. His competence lies in running software like SURPAC, ArcGIS, MapInfo and AutoCAD.

Kshiti has extensive work experience in countries like Sweden, Papua New Guinea, Turkey, Congo, Sudan, Ethiopia, Mauritania and Oman. He has spent substantial period of time in chromite, manganese and iron ore producing regions in Odisha, India.

Kshiti started his career in Orissa Mining Corporation Limited (1981-2008). Then he joined as Senior Manager (Exploration) in Chemaf (2008-2008), Head (Geology) in Turkey in Jindal Stainless Limited (2008-2009), Chief Geologist in Orissa Manganese& Minerals Ltd (2009-2011), was Principal Resource Geologist in HDR|SALVA (2011-2012).

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Pradipta Kumar Deb

Associate Principal
Hydro-geology & Geotechnical

Pradipta is an industry veteran with nearly 40 years of experience in hydrogeology, ground water exploration and water resources management. Pradipta skills include systematic hydrogeological investigations, water well inventory, preparation of water table/isopiestic maps, flow-net analysis, hydro-geochemistry and preparation of hydro-geochemical maps, ground water exploration, pilot-hole drilling, borehole logging, borehole geophysics, water well design, water well development, pumping tests...

Pradipta Kumar Deb

Associate Principal
M.Sc in Applied Geology

Pradipta is an industry veteran with nearly 40 years of experience in hydrogeology, ground water exploration and water resources management.

Pradipta skills include systematic hydrogeological investigations, water well inventory, preparation of water table/isopiestic maps, flow-net analysis, hydro-geochemistry and preparation of hydro-geochemical maps, ground water exploration, pilot-hole drilling, borehole logging, borehole geophysics, water well design, water well development, pumping tests and analysis and delineation of aquifer parameters, ground water development planning, study of surface water resources, preparation of hydrographs, conjunctive water resources management, study of ground water pollution etc.

Written a Reference Book titled “An Introduction to Mine Hydrogeology“ which has been highly appreciated by Springer Publisher, Switzerland and has been published by them and interviewed by BBC Radio, London on a topic on ‘ Water Resources of Bengal’.

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Vishvajeet Jha

Principal Resource Geologist
Exploration Mine Planning Resource Modeling

Vishvajeet has 10 years of experience in the exploration & Mine Planning of Coal, Diamond and Base Metals in various parts of India as well as in Africa. Vishvajeet started his career in Rameshwaram Steel & Power Pvt. Ltd. as Geologist (2005-2007), Assistant Manager in Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (2007-2010), Dy. Manager in Essar Projects India Ltd (2010–2015), and...

Vishvajeet Jha

Principal Resource Geologist
M.Sc. (Geology), MBA

Vishvajeet has 10 years of experience in the exploration & Mine Planning of Coal, Diamond and Base Metals in various parts of India as well as in Africa.

Vishvajeet started his career in Rameshwaram Steel & Power Pvt. Ltd. as Geologist (2005-2007), Assistant Manager in Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (2007-2010), Dy. Manager in Essar Projects India Ltd (2010–2015), and Principal Resource Geologist in Geovale Services (2015 onwards).

Vishvajeet’s expertise includes exploration methodology, geological mapping, reserve estimation, mine planning, geological and geochemical sampling as per standard protocols, exploration data management, Seam Correlation, Structural Interpretation, Resource and Reserve Estimation as per JORC, SAMREC and UNFC standard. He is also well versed with mining software (MINEX) and has done more than 10 Geological Models for coal block of Africa & USA and some Due Diligence study for coal blocks in Africa.

Email:vishvajeet.jha@geovale.com

Phone: +91 9883 780282

S.K. Bhatia

Associate Principal
Exploration Resource Modeling

Mr. Bhatia is one of the most well know bauxite exploration geologists in India. He joined Geological Survey of India (GSI) in 1971 and continued till 2009. He spent approximately 15 years of his career in GSI in bauxite exploration. Mr. Bhatia was in the Eastern Ghats bauxite exploration team in the early 1980s. He led the GSI exploration program...

S.K. Bhatia

Associate Principal
Exploration - Resource Modeling

Mr. Bhatia is one of the most well know bauxite exploration geologists in India. He joined Geological Survey of India (GSI) in 1971 and continued till 2009. He spent approximately 15 years of his career in GSI in bauxite exploration.

Mr. Bhatia was in the Eastern Ghats bauxite exploration team in the early 1980s. He led the GSI exploration program of Western Ghats bauxite since 2000, till hisretirement, and recorded a number of bauxite discoveries in the region. Mr. Bhatia is also an ace Engineering Geologist.

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Sukhanjan Bose

Principal Exploration Geologist
Exploration Drilling Services GIS & Remote Sensing

Sukhanjan has 13 years of extensive experience in mining and consulting organizations and well experienced in mineral exploration and Exploration Management, Orebody Modeling using mining software, Resource Estimation, QAQC of Sampling, Interpretation of Geological Data and Technical Due Diligence of Mineral Prospect are some of his forte. Sukhanjan started his career as an Exploration Geologist in Drilltech Consultant, India (2002-2004),...

Sukhanjan Bose

Principal Exploration Geologist
M.Sc. (Geology), MBA, Member of MAusIMM

Sukhanjan has 13 years of extensive experience in mining and consulting organizations and well experienced in mineral exploration and Exploration Management, Orebody Modeling using mining software, Resource Estimation, QAQC of Sampling, Interpretation of Geological Data and Technical Due Diligence of Mineral Prospect are some of his forte.

Sukhanjan started his career as an Exploration Geologist in Drilltech Consultant, India (2002-2004), Exploration Geologist in Adi Gold, India (2004-2009), Chief Geologist in Adi Gold, India (2009-2011), Sr. Geologist in Stemcor, India (2011-2014) and Principal Exploration Geologist in Geovale Services (2014 onwards)

Sukhanjan has worked in Copper-gold, Zinc Iron, Manganese, Limestone exploration and IOCG targets and resource modeling projects in India and abroad. His wide range of experience across the industry starts from geological mapping to grassroot exploration to interpretation and resource modeling of target deposits exploring his great expertise in many software like MapInfo, Surpac, Datamine, AutoCad, ArcGIS etc. Sukhanjan is a member of Society of Economic Geologists and AusIMM and a fellow of Geological Society of India.

Email:sukhanjan.bose@geovale.com

Phone: +91 9874 353537

Anjan Mukhopadhyay

Principal – Mine Planning (Coal)
Mine Planning Resource Modeling Prefeasibility Studies Geotechnical

Anjan has 38 years of experience in Mining Industry. During his long tenure in the coal industry, Anjan has adorned a number of coveted posts in major coal mining companies in India. He was appointed as Director (Technical - Operation) at Eastern Coalfields Ltd and CMPDI, Ranchi. He was also the Chief General Manager at South Eastern Coalfield and...

Anjan Mukhopadhyay

Principal – Mine Planning (Coal)
RQP, First Class Coal Mine Manager, Chartered Engineer

Anjan has 38 years of experience in Mining Industry. During his long tenure in the coal industry, Anjan has adorned a number of coveted posts in major coal mining companies in India. He was appointed as Director (Technical – Operation) at Eastern Coalfields Ltd and CMPDI, Ranchi. He was also the Chief General Manager at South Eastern Coalfield and Eastern Coal Field.

Anjan is trained in Slurry Transportation & Hydraulic Sand Stowing and Design of Longwall Mining System from Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad and Thick Seam Longwall Mining (PSLW) with drivage by Continuous Miners / Road Headers from Lorraine coalfields in France under C d F, France ( duration : 1 year )

Anjan’s expertise includes Mining in adverse geo-mining conditions, seams prone to heating, air blast, working thin seams, weak roof, thick seam with hydraulic sand stowing, Management of large mechanized OC mines, introduction of large scale steel support and roof bolting and other strata-control measures in UG mines of Korba Area of SECL and several mines of ECL,
Anjan has handled several projects on planning and construction of UG projects viz. Nandira, Dhelwadih, Singhali, Pavan Inclines, Bagdeva of SECL (mainly application of SDL’s), Application of computers in mining and mine planning.

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