Mr. Derek. M. Shah is a Mechanical Engineering Graduate from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra and joined L&T in 1986 as a Graduate Engineer Trainee (GET). Having worked extensively on several large, complex projects across the country and having exposure to contracts and marketing, he became the Business Unit Head of Minerals and Metals in 2007 and then the Head of L&T’s Metallurgical & Material Handling business in 2013. L&T MMH is India’s market leader in Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) projects in the Metallurgical and Bulk Material Handling sectors.
Mr. Shah has taken several initiatives towards bringing to the Indian Industry, the best technologies in the world by way of association and technology tie-ups in these sectors. Under his able guidance L&T MMH has also diversified overseas and been successful in securing large EPC contracts in the Gulf. After his illustrious stint in L&T Metallurgical & Material Handling, Mr. Shah shall also endeavour to enhance the business of the Coal Power Plants under L&T Power.
With effect from 1st April, 2016, Mr. Derek Michael Shah has been appointed Executive Vice President & Head - Coal Power Plant Business.
Mr. Shah is an executive member of INSDAG and other industry bodies in the Metallurgical & Material Handling field. Mr. Shah has also undergone the SEP course at the London Business School.