Vinay Kumar Tripathi has been appointed as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Railway Board, according to a statement.
His appointment has been approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) and he is currently General Manager, North Eastern Railway, the statement issued by the railway ministry said.
Tripathi did his B.Tech (Electrical Engineering) from Roorkee and joined the railways through the Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers (IRSEE) batch of 1983.
His first posting was as an assistant electrical engineer for the Northern Railway.
Tripathi has successfully discharged the duties of the electrical department for the Northern, Central and Western railways as well as held key posts of divisional railway manager, North Central Railway, Allahabad; chief electrical locomotive engineer; additional general manager, Western Railway; and additional member/traction in Railway Board, the statement said.
He has attended higher management training programmes in Switzerland and the US.
Tripathi also played a key role in the commissioning of state of the art three-phase locomotives and their indigenisation, which are now the work horses of the Indian Railways, the statement said.
He will replace Suneet Sharma, a 1982 batch IRSME officer.