Mr. Prabh Das has been involved with HMEL since its inception including in the formation of the joint venture. He formally joined HMEL in 2008 and has been instrumental in setting up of the Guru Gobind Singh Refinery project and its operations thereafter. He possesses vast and wide-ranging experience in administration and management, having served in the Indian Administrative Services for over twenty-five years. He is responsible for leading and managing HMEL and its subsidiaries as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.
Prior to joining HMEL, Mr. Das served as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas from 2003 to March 2008 where he was in charge of the Refineries Division and was instrumental in implementing the Auto Fuel Policy, Strategic Storage and New Initiatives in Oil Diplomacy. He led the transformation of the domestic refining sector which included strengthening refining capacities, improving refining operations, safety aspects and introduction of new technologies.
During his tenure in the ministry, he was on the Board of Fortune 500 companies such as Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., HPCL, Mangalore Refineries and Petrochemicals Ltd., Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd. and Engineers India Ltd.
Mr. Das is a B. Tech (Hons.) from IIT, Kharagpur and completed his Master of Business Administration from Southern Cross University, Australia.
Mr. Banthia has been Chief Financial Officer of HMEL since April 2011. He has over three decades of extensive experience including sixteen years of international experience in mergers and acquisitions, strategy, finance, commercial and management of various companies.
He has been associated with various projects of Mr. L N Mittal in steel as well as in oil & gas since April 1995. Prior to this, he worked at Lovelock & Lewes (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) for seven years in audits, computer assurance and special assignments.
Mr. Banthia is a rank holding Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from St. Xavier's College, Kolkata.
As the Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Basu is responsible for the safe, reliable and optimised refinery operations. He brings with him over three decades of experience in the refining industry in operations, technical services, production planning, energy conservation and Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) functions. His achievements include identification of process improvements as well as implementation and commissioning of projects.
Prior to joining HMEL, Mr. Basu headed Chennai Petroleum Corporation, a group company of Indian Oil Corporation. He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering.
Mr. Tuteja is directly responsible for managing the entire operations of all units of GGRS, Bathinda. He brings to the table over three decades of experience having handled various roles and profiles in the refinery sector that span operations, process engineering, corporate planning, energy conservation,planning and economics, environment and safety. He is well-versed in commissioning grass root refinery and petrochemical complexes and has worked at four refineries and one petrochemical complex across India.
Prior to joining HMEL, Mr. Tuteja worked at Indian Oil Corporation's Gujarat Refinery and Panipat Refinery. He was a member of the commissioning team of Panipat Refinery.
He holds a Chemical Engineering degree from Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Mr. Anantharaman commands the role of financial controller in HMEL and is responsible for accounts, audit, budget, MIS and accounts payable.He has over three decades of rich experience in finance.
Prior to joining HMEL, he was the Financial Controller and Chief Risk Officer at HPCL, gaining experience in different areas such as Refinery, Bulk Oil Terminal, Internal Audit, Corporate Finance, etc. He also headed the commercial function of two of HPCL's major business lines - Industrial Fuels and LPG.
Mr. Anantharaman is a Commerce Graduate and a Chartered Accountant.
Mr. Kumar joined HMEL in 2008 and has been instrumental in building the organisation's human resources through talent recruitment, organisation structure design, HR policy formulation, performance management, industrial relations, organisation culture development and CSR activities since inception. Aligning the mind-set of employees drawn from a large number of companies within a short span of time and building a strong team to achieve organisational goals has been one of his key strengths. Optimisation of manpower, development of leaders across levels through Individual Development Plans (IDPs) and making HMEL a 'Great Place to Work' by improving people management skills across levels and streamlining various HR systems so as to have engaged and motivated employees have been his key focus areas.
His unique professional contribution, during a career spanning over three decades, has been the establishment of complete HR and performance management systems and performance driven cultures in various newly established companies in India. He has handled industrial relations and human resource management in large organisations with diverse cultures. He has also presented papers on a number of topics at global HR conferences in India and abroad.
Mr. Kumar started his career with the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd. in 1981 and went on to work with Samtel, and LG Electronics as Senior General Manager, HR, before joining HMEL in 2008.
He is a Post Graduate in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management.
Mr. Malhotra handles HMEL's strategic portfolio in areas related to project finance, capital markets and risk management. He brings with him close to three decades of rich experience in several leadership positions spanning the entire gamut of Treasury and Finance. He was part of the core strategic group during HMEL JV formation and successfully delivered the financial closure of GGSR, the SPM, Crude Oil Terminal (COT) and the 1,017 kilometre cross-country pipeline from Mundra to Bathinda.
Prior to joining HMEL, he was associated with HPCL as Zonal Finance Head (South Zone and North Zone) providing strategic direction for growth. Earlier, he served as General Manager, Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd. during the company's expansion phase.
He is a Chartered Accountant and has attended various executive programs in Finance.
Mr. Chugh is responsible for process engineering, monitoring, optimisation and day-to-day trouble shooting of process units. His role includes implementation and maintenance of advanced process controls, energy conservation and GRM improvement projects. In addition to heading product quality control, he is responsible for environmental monitoring and compliance to norms.
He has over three decades of extensive industry experience. He has the unique distinction of having worked at five major refineries of Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) in different capacities in addition to two tenures at IOCL, Refineries Headquarter, New Delhi.
His many achievements include the implementation of Advanced Process Controls at IOCL's Gujarat, Panipat and Mathura refineries. In addition to the economic study on change in RON specifications post ethanol blending and low cost revamp of CCRU at Mathura, he was the lead author of the corporate report on strategy for transportation of Euro-IV grade fuel through multiproduct pipelines.
Mr. Chugh holds an Honours degree in Chemical Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani (Rajasthan). He has done an Executive Threshold Management Course from IIPM, Gurugram conducted by IOCL in association with IIM, Ahmedabad.
Mr. Rajora has the overall responsibility for marketing of all HMEL's liquid products through HPCL and all solid products directly. He has extensive experience in various leadership positions in the petroleum marketing sector in India. He has almost three decades of experience, and his previous roles include stints at Essar Oil Ltd., Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd., and as Joint Director Planning in the Oil Coordination Committee. He also worked in Ethiopia with Ethiopian Petroleum Enterprise (EPE) in coordination with Petroleum India International as a leader for the EPE restructuring consultation team.
He has a B. Tech. degree from IIT, Delhi, and in 2001, completed a rigorous executive level 3TP Management Programme from IIM, Ahmedabad. He has also attended various executive management/ marketing courses, including at Oxford University, on logistics in a global context.
Mr. Sehgal's key responsibilities include strategy, crude and feed stock procurement, planning, naphtha exports, shipping and associated risk management activities. He was responsible for setting up the Strategy and Feed Stock Supply Group at HMEL to coincide with refinery operations.
Prior to joining HMEL in 2008, he was Additional Director at the Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, deputed from HPCL. As part of two Expert Technical Groups, he has played a significant role in the deregulation of the oil Industry and establishment of post-deregulation mechanisms.
At HPCL, he dealt with the transition of pricing systems from APM to free markets and set up systems covering pricing of all products. During his earlier tenure in the Oil Coordination Committee, he contributed to fixing costs and margins for the refinery sector, for two consecutive pricing cycles of 1990-93 and 1993-96.
Mr. Sehgal is an Honours Graduate in Accounts and Commerce from Panjab University, a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst. He has completed a rigorous Senior Management level 3TP Management Programme from IIM, Ahmedabad, in 2007.
Mr. Gohil is responsible for managing the execution of HMEL's upcoming Petrochemical Project at Bathinda.
A graduate in Chemical Engineering from IIT Bombay, Mr. Gohil started his career with GAIL (India) Limited in 1986. During his career spanning over three decades with GAIL, Mr. Gohil held various positions in the Gas Processing Units, Petrochemical Complex and Corporate Functions of GAIL. He was associated with GAIL's Petrochemical and Gas Processing Projects from concept to commissioning.
Prior to joining HMEL, Mr Gohil was Executive Director (Petrochemicals) and was heading GAIL's Petrochemical Complex at Pata, Uttar Pradesh.
Mr. Patwa leads the Contracts and Procurement functions of HMEL along with Warehouse and Logistics Management. He is responsible for material management for HMEL Projects as well as Refinery Operations. He has over 27 years of extensive experience (including eight years of international experience) in Finance, Accounts, Internal Audit, Risk Management, Financial Controlling and Contracts and Procurement.
Mr. Patwa joined HMEL on 1st April, 2008 and began his stint with leading the Procurement for the Guru Gobind Singh Refinery Project, followed by setting-up and heading the Risk Assurance Department while taking care of Contracts & Procurement of the Refinery Expansion Projects.
Prior to joining HMEL, Mr. Patwa worked with the L N Mittal Group, which he joined in September 1997 at Indonesia and moved to Germany in 2003, handling the Internal Audit and Financial Controlling areas respectively.
He is a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from University of Jodhpur.
Mr. Agarwal is directly responsible for ensuring the end-to-end streamlined operation of the SPM at Mundra and the entire stretch of the 1,017 km Mundra-Bathinda pipeline.
He has over three decades of extensive experience in the oil industry, in operations, maintenance, technical services and projects. Prior to joining HMEL, he worked with IOCL where he was instrumental in de-bottlenecking and optimising throughput of crude and product pipelines, upgrading product pipeline operations, and updating mainline and cathodic protection maintenance. He oversaw the complete construction of the main pumping stations of the Kandla-Bathinda Pipeline and Viramgam-Chaksu pipeline. He also started and commissioned the Bijwasan-Panipat Pipeline project and integrated offshore, and the SPM installation project at Paradip. He has also provided pipeline operation training to Oil India Limited and assisted in the preparation of operation and maintenance manuals to Greater Nile Petroleum Operating Company, Sudan.
Mr. Agarwal is a B.Tech. (Hons.) in Electrical Engineering from Pant Nagar University and has an M.Tech degree in Management and Systems from IIT, Delhi.
Mr. Tyagi assists the Board and senior management in managing the corporate affairs of the company. As the Company Secretary, he has been responsible for aligning various management functions with company policies, ensuring compliance to all applicable laws and acting as a channel of communication between all key stakeholders. He has had a wide exposure to secretarial and regulatory assignments, corporate law matters, corporate governance, streamlining finance and treasury functions, etc.
Mr. Tyagi has been associated with GGSR since its inception. He was instrumental in the execution of the Joint Venture (JV) between HPCL and Mittal Energy Investment Pte Ltd., and creation of HMEL.
He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and holds a diploma in tax laws with distinction from the Indian Law Institute.
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