An Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) officer of 1992 batch, Rinkesh Roy took over the reins of the Paradip Port Trust (PPT) in December 2015. Since then, he as the incumbent chairman of the major is committed to a drastic transformation by positioning Paradip as the number one port by 2020 in terms of cargo volumes.
Before joining the PPT as its chairman, Roy worked in varied capacities in the Railway Operations Department at Khurda Road,
Sambalpur, Waltair, Kharagpur, Chakradharpur and Bilaspur Divisions. He has vast experience at the Railway Board level, working there as Director, Planning and Director, Traffic Transportation. Roy has also worked on the East Coast Railways as the Secretary to General Manager and as Chief Freight Traffic Manager of ECOR, wherein he was a member of the team that made it the highest freight loading railway.
He is the winner of the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Fellowship, 2013 and holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the prestigious Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA. After graduating in Economics, Roy had joined the IRTS in 1992. He has worked in various capacities in the operations Department of the erstwhile South Eastern Railway.