Shri Amitabh Banerjee was appointed as Managing Director on the IRFC Board on 12th October, 2019. He took over the charge of Chairman & Managing Director on the IRFC Board on 21st May, 2020. He belongs to the IRAS Cadre of 1988 Civil Service Exam Batch. He has a Masters in Commerce and is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICWAI). He was a rank holder (13th position in All India Merit List) in the All India Senior School Certificate Examination (10+2). He was a recipient of National Talent Search Scholarship (NTS) for 5 years (1980 – 1985).
Prior to joining the post of Managing Director / IRFC, he has been working in the capacity of Director Finance, Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL) since October 2013. Prior to that, he worked in the capacity of Director Finance in Hindustan Paper Corporation Limited (HPC) for 3 years (September 2010 to October 2013). He also worked in the capacity of General Manager (Finance) in Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC) for more than 5 years, handling inter-alia International financing (IDA Loan from JICA), Compilation and Finalization of Accounts and Preparation of Budgetary Estimates. He was the nominated representative of DMRC in the world body of various mid-sized metros, christened ‘NOVA’. It was a consortium of 15 prominent Metro Rail Companies in the world.
He has held several portfolios in the Finance Department of Ministry of Railways since 1989 through 2003, handling major projects like Gauge Conversion, Laying of New Lines, Track Doubling, Construction of Railway Bridges, etc. He has also worked in the capacity of Director in the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India for about 2 years (2003 to 2005) as a representative of Ministry of Railways in an Autonomous Body – “Government Accounting Standards Advisory Board” – under the aegis of CAG, involved in the formulation of Accounting Standards for Central Government and State Governments.