Prior to this assignment, he was with Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) as General Manager (Personnel).
Thakur brings along rich and varied experience in the management of Human Resources and Industrial Relations. During his 34-year tenure in SAIL, he served in various units, including Durgapur Steel Plant, Bokaro Steel Plant, Salem Steel Plant, R&D Centre in Ranchi and Corporate Office in New Delhi.
Besides human resources, Thakur also looked after Public Relations and CSR for five years in SAIL. Thakur is a life member of NIPM and has received the Golden Peacock Award for Excellence in HR.