China honour for Siliguri industrialist

Nishant Mittal, whose company makes railway sleepers, has been conferred with the prestigious Barclays Hurun Nextgen Leader Award

By Our Correspondent in Siliguri
  • Published 16.12.18, 2:57 AM
  • Updated 16.12.18, 2:57 AM
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Nishant Mittal (second from left), being handed the award in Mumbai. The Telegraph picture

A Siliguri based entrepreneur, Nishant Mittal, a director of the PCM group, has been conferred with the prestigious Barclays Hurun Nextgen Leader Award earlier this week.

Mittal, 32, was handed over the award at a programme held in Mumbai last Thursday.

PCM group is one of the world’s leaders in manufacturing railway sleepers and has 10 plants spread over four continents.

The Hurun group, a China based company headed by Rupert Hoogewerf, is an enterprise engaged in research, media and investments business. It is known for preparing lists of wealthiest individuals across the world.

Along with the rich list, the group releases lists of philanthropists and also recognises people for their contribution and excellence in business.

“This year, one of our directors Nishant Mittal has been awarded for his business excellence. It is a matter of pride for us,” said a representative of the PCM Group.

Along with Hoogewerf, Anas Rahman Junaid, the managing director and chief researcher of Hurun Report India and Satya Narayan Bansal, the CEO of Barclays Private Clients, were present at the event in Mumbai.

Mittal, who is an alumnus of Manchester Business School, looks after railway projects of the company both in India and abroad. He is also the CEO of a FM radio that is run by the group in north Bengal and Sikkim. “We always focus on local talents and are proud to have people from across north Bengal working with the company in different parts of India,” said Mittal.