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Profiles of our Chairman and Directors

  • Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra

    Chairman

  • Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra

    Chairman

    (w.e.f 14.05.2018)
    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.

  • Shyam Bohra

    Managing Director

  • Shyam Bohra

    Managing Director

    A Civil Engineer from the Bangalore University, with a Post-Graduate Management Diploma from the prestigious ‘National Management Programme’ of Management Development Institute, Gurgaon & Post Graduate in Marketing from Rajasthan University, Mr. Bohra has served in many key positions at IndianOil. He has been a Divisional Head for three different Sales Divisions with long and successful stints at the field level and also worked in Operations Department looking after logistics.

    With over 26 years’ expertise in the Petroleum Sector, Mr. Bohra has wide experience in various roles in the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., India’s flagship company and a Fortune 500 Global Company, in different departments such as Retail, Institutional Sales, Operation and Logistics. He also has considerable exposure, having headed Indian Oil’s Retail Department of Maharashtra and Goa State.

  • Prof. Lakshman R. Watawala

    Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Prof. Lakshman R. Watawala

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    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.

  • Amitha Gooneratne

    Independent Non-Executive Director

  • Amitha Gooneratne

    Independent Non-Executive Director

    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.

  • NVN Ramsai

    Non-Executive Director

  • NVN Ramsai

    Non-Executive Director

    Mr. NVN Ramsai is a Chartered Accountant done his Masters in Commerce and also a Bachelor of Laws. He has more than 3 decades experience in Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. In various Divisions and assignments viz. Marketing, Finance and Taxation. He has handled Corporate Tax & Central/State Taxes for over 21 years contributing enormously for the Business by keeping the tax cost to the minimum and making tax cost as strategic cost for development of Business. He has specialized in compliance / litigation management. He has handled/ facilitated in winning many litigations at various levels upto the level of Supreme Court of India. Many of his pro-active decisions in Finance/ Taxation have enhanced bottom line for the Corporation and helped revenue generation. At present he is positioned as Executive Director (Finance) of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. and also on the Board of :
    • Indian Oil Mauritius Ltd.
    • Delhi Aviation Fuel Facility Pvt. Ltd.

  • Sanjeev K Jain

    Non Executive Director

  • Sanjeev K Jain

    Non Executive Director

    (Appointed as Non Executive Director w.e.f 20.02.2018)

    Mr Sanjeev Kumar Jain, a Civil Engineer from Jodhpur University and subsequently a Management Graduate, joined Indian Oil on 11.03.1986. He had major share of his tenure in Northern and Central part of the country and successfully traversed the journey of Indian Oil starting from Aviation Officer Jaipur AFS to Executive Director (Retail Sales) and heads Retail Sales function on All India basis. Retail Sales comprise of almost 55% of All India sales volumes of all products of company.

    With almost 32 years of experience spanning the cross section of various disciplines of Marketing Division like Aviation, Engineering, Human Resource and Retail Sales, Mr Jain also has successful stint at Business Development group and an overseas exposure of 4 years in Mauritius where he was instrumental in developing green field downstream marketing organizational set up in that country. The success of Mauritius project added another cap in his feather as an astute manager and marketer who could overcome all the hurdles posed by an unknown market. Before taking over as All India Head of Retail sales, Mr Jain was heading the Marketing operations of the most vibrant state of Gujarat for 3 years wherein he was able to lift the organizational performance by his team work, managerial and inter personal skills.

    Mr Sanjeev K Jain has also attended several prestigious Leadership and Advance Management Programs from IIMs and overseas institutes. Having a passion for travelling Mr.Jain has travelled across the globe, covering all major continents of the world. Mr.Jain is also a sports lover with badminton and cricket being the major sports he followed. Currently Golf is his main area of interest in sport and he is actively into it, whenever time and place permit. He keeps himself abreast through reading in varied areas like literature, fiction, contemporary article and books.