An M.Sc & A.I.S.M from IIT, Dhanbad, India (formerly ISM, Dhanbad, India), Mr.Verma has a rich experience of 56 years having served initially in the Dept. of Atomic Energy, India and superannuated as Regional Director, Central Region in 1999 and subsequently as Adviser to the Chairman, Reliance Industries Limited –India till 2012. A former member of the American Geophysical Union and Life Member and Patron of the Gondwana Geological Society and Mining Engineers Association of India and a member of the Apex Exploration Research Advisory Committee of the Govt. of India . He has served on deputation to the “ International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna ( Austria ) by the Govt. of India. He is an astute planner with core expertise in exploration, prospecting, detailed evaluation and related techno-economic feasibility studies and environmental impact assessments and studies.