Subhrakant Panda is Managing Director of Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys Ltd (www.imfa.in) which was established in 1961 and is today the country's leading producer of value added ferro chrome with own chrome ore mines and captive power generation. He serves as Trustee of the Bansidhar & Ila Panda Foundation (www.bipf.org.in) which is the CSR arm of IMFA and is named after its Founders.
He is President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), India's apex business chamber, having earlier served as Chairman of the Odisha State Council and the National Manufacturing Committee. He is Past President (2017-18) of the International Chamber of Commerce (India Chapter) and is also only the third Indian to have been elected President (2013-15) of the Paris-based International Chromium Development Association (ICDA).
Mr Panda graduated with honours summa cum laude from the Questrom School of Business, Boston University in 1993 with a dual concentration in Finance and Operations Management. He has been recognised for his outstanding scholastic achievement by being named to the Beta Gamma Sigma Honour Society for Collegiate Schools of Business and Golden Key National Honour Society.
He is a keen reader and his interests include technology.