Nand Lal Sharma on Friday took over as Chairman and Managing Director of public sector undertaking SJVN Ltd in Shimla.

Prior to his appointment as CMD by the Government of India (GoI), Sharma was holding the post of Director (Personnel) in SJVN since 22 March 2011. He succeeds RN Misra, who superannuated on 30 November, 2017.

SJVN is a joint venture of GoI and Himachal Pradesh government, and is credited with commissioning the biggest 1500 MW NathpaJhakri Power project (in the country) in state.

Sharma joined SJVN in July 2008 as Executive Director (HR). Before this, he was an officer with coveted Himachal Pradesh Administrative Services.

Sharma, who hails from Bilaspur, did his schooling from government schools in Bilaspur and Una. He did his post graduation in Agricultural Economics from HP Agriculture University, Palampur and later MBA from MBA from Faculty of Economics, University of Slovenia (Europe).

He has vast experience of 28 years in various personnel and administration functions. Sharma is credited with remodelling of the business plan. As per his vision, the effective implementation of Balanced Scorecard to achieve organisational targets has resulted in Excellent MOU rating for the past five years.

A release here said that under Sharma’s leadership, Change Management and Strategic Human Resource (HR) in SJVN has been exhibited through implementation of various innovative HR strategies, including revisiting the vision, mission and objective of SJVN.