Commodore PJ Sudhir (Retd), a submariner and Operations specialist by profession, served as a career officer in the India Navy till 2016. After 35 years in white uniform, he made the transition to the corporate world and joined Maamba Collieries Limited as the Head Corporate Affairs, Lusaka Office in February 2017.
He is a post graduate in Defence & Strategic Studies as well as in Management Studies. He has done tours of duty overseas in Russia and in Iran as a military diplomat in the Embassy of India, Tehran.
He enjoys travelling and keenly follows international affairs as well as sports.
Maamba Collieries Limited (MCL), a subsidiary of Nava Bharat (Singapore) Pte. Limited is the largest coal mining company in Zambia and operates the only integrated mine-mouth coal-fired Thermal Power Plant in the region. As the largest Independent Power Producer in the country, the 300 MW Thermal Power Plant at Maamba, accounts for over 10% of the national generation capacity. With an investment of over US $ 900 Mn post privatization, MCL is committed to adopting modern, eco-friendly processes & technology and contributing to the energy security of Zambia and the region.