Mr. Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra is Director (Human Resources) on the Board of Indian Oil Corporation (IndianOil) with effect from 19.2.2018. Prior to this, he was IndianOil’s Executive Director in charge of West Bengal State Office.
A Mechanical Engineering graduate from BITS, Pilani, with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, Mr. Mohapatra joined IndianOil in 1987 and has since worked on varied assignments, including Terminal Operations, Supply Chain Management & Logistics. With in-depth knowledge and acumen in Supply Chain & Logistics, he had been associated with evacuation of finished products from IndianOil’s domestic refineries, and product upliftment agreements with stand-alone refiners as well as other oil marketing companies (OMCs).
Mr. Mohapatra was also one of the chief architects of the auto fuel quality (BS-III/BS-IV) upgradation programmes of OMCs in India. Between April 2010 and Jan. 2012, he headed the Operations function of IndianOil’s Maharashtra State Office, which oversees the largest number of bulk storage terminals & depots in a State.
As Managing Director of IndianOil(Mauritius) Ltd., the Company’s overseas subsidiary, during 2012-2015, Mr. Mohapatra led a team of young professionals, registering sizeable growth in market share and profitability. He was also on the Board of Mer Rouge Oil Storage Terminal, a joint venture formed by four MNCs to set up modern oil storage facilities in Mauritius.
Under his inspiring leadership as head of IndianOil’s West Bengal State Office, the OMCs released a record 10.5 lakh PMUY (Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana) connections in the first 116 days of the scheme, that is, over 9,000 new connections a day.
Always eager to try out new things, Mr. Mohapatra achieved cashless transaction facilities at almost all Indian Oil fuel stations in West Bengal State and piloted a smart auto-fuel complex that has come up at Rajarhat in Kolkata. Being a person with human touch, Mr. Mohapatra initiated his direct interaction with Young Officers of different functions in the State Office, which has been greatly appreciated. He also conceptualized and launched the now acclaimed Fab-14, which is a novel mentoring system within the channel partners.
Widely travelled in Europe, USA, Africa and Southeast Asia, Mr. Mohapatra presented papers in several national and international forums and published a number of articles in international journals and supply chain reference books.
(Appointed w.e.f 20.05.2019)
Mr. Manoj Gupta is a Civil Engineering graduate from prestigious NIT, Jaipur and a MBA from Podar Institute of Management, Jaipur. Mr. Gupta joined Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. in 1993 and since worked in varied assignments, including Aviation and Retail Sales. As a State Level Coordinator of Haryana State, he was responsible for maintaining close coordination with other Oil
Marketing Companies & State Government, to maintain uninterrupted supply of petroleum products in the entire State.
He has headed two very strategic and high volume Divisional office namely Panipat and Kolkata. As the head of the Divisions, he focused on creating a more enabling and inspiring workplace, leveraging technology and infrastructure augmentation and capability building of channel partners. With in-depth knowledge and acumen in Retail Sales , he had been closely associated with
Kolkata Port Trust and WBHIDCO(West Bengal Housing Infrastructure Dev. Corporation). Under his leadership many Government sites were procured and state of the art Retail Outlets were developed. Mr. Gupta was a core member of prestigious Retail transformation program (Dhruva) undertaken by IndianOil with international consultants. He was the chief architect for creating FIT, SEVA, AWESUM, DARPAN’(Dealers Score card) initiative undertaken by Project Dhruva. Monitoring of entire Field Force/ ROs were carried out through online leaderboard from Head Office.
He introduced Capability building and engagement of Dealers, Managers and Customer attendants through renowned professional agencies. To enhance job knowledge and engagement of field force, he introduced weekly online quizzes, which was wholeheartedly taken by all. Mr. Gupta’s above strategic initiative and network/customer centric approach has contributed a lot in improvement of look & feel and brand image of the Corporation under Project Dhruva. He believes that collaboration is the mantra for success.
Prof. Lakshman R. Watawala’s knowledge and experience speaks for itself. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Society of Management Accountants in Sri Lanka, and a fellow of the Institute of Management Accountants in the UK. He has served as both Chairman and Managing Director of the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka, and has also served as the Chairman of People’s Bank, People’s Merchant Bank and other state corporations. He has also been an Advisor to the Ministry of Finance, and President of the South Asian Federation of Accountants.
Currently, he is President of the Society of Certified Management Accountants in Sri Lanka and a Committee Member of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.
Mr Amitha Gooneratne is a hugely respected and experienced businessman. He has held several senior positions at the Commercial Bank of Ceylon, including serving as Managing Director, and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in both the UK and Sri Lanka. He was the Founder Chairman of the Financial Ombudsman Sri Lanka, sat on the Board of SriLankan Airlines and is currently Managing Director of the Commercial Development Company, Vice-Chairman of the Sri Lanka Banks Association, and Chairman of Commercial Insurance Brokers.
Mr. Vigyan Kumar is an MBA with specialization in Marketing Management. He has over 31 years of experience in downstream Petroleum sector in India and has held various responsible positions in IndianOIl across length & breadth of the Country. Currently he is heading Retail Sales function of IndianOil as Executive Director (Retail Sales)
Prior to this assignment, he has worked as Business Head of IndianOil in Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh States of India. Apart from looking after the overall marketing activities of petroleum product in these States, Mr. Kumar’s responsibility as State Level Coordinator covered maintaining close coordination with other Oil Marketing Companies & State Government to maintain uninterrupted supply of petroleum products in these States.
After initial 1 ½ years with supply group, he has held various key positions in Sales functions. He was part of the 1st Retail Transformation program undertaken by IndianOil with international consultants, when the Retail market was opened up in the year 2003. He was instrumental in conceptualization and implementation of loyalty program for fleet and commercial vehicles across India.
Mr. D R Paranjape, a Commerce Graduate and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India as well as the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, joined Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. in April 1988. He has a rich experience of over three decades in varied disciplines including General Finance, Taxation, Treasury, Risk Management, Company Secretarial, Human Resources and General Administration.
Mr. Paranjape, 56, is presently posted as Chief General Manager in charge of the Finance function of the Marketing Division of IndianOil. He is currently leading a team of 600 plus trained officers across India and is responsible for the entire Finance & Account activities in the Marketing Division of IndianOil. He is also on the Board of M/s. Lubrizol India Pvt. Ltd., a joint venture of IndianOil.
Earlier, Mr. Paranjape has also served as the Company Secretary and HR Head of IndianOil Petronas Pvt. Ltd., another joint venture of IndianOil. Widely travelled and an avid reader, Mr. Paranjape has a keen interest in value creation for the stakeholders through his contribution to the vital finance function.