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Composition of Board Directors of as on date and their background


Category of Director

Non_Executive Chairman
Official /Government
Name & Designation
Education Qualification & Experience

1. Mr.Sanjiv Singh,Non-Executive Chairman
Mr.Sanjiv Singh was appointed on the Board of the company effective 03.07.2014. He is a graduate in Chemical Engineering from IIT, Roorkee and also acquired Diploma in Management. He has more than 3 decades of experience and worked in various positions in Mathura,Barauni and Panipat Refineries, of IOCL.
Category of Directors

Whole-Time Directors
Name & Designation
Education Qualification & Experience

1. Mr.S.N.Pandey, Managing Director
Mr.S.N.Pandey was appointed as Managing Director effective 01.02.2018. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Technology and Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He has more than 3 decades of experience in Oil Industry.

2. Mr.G.Aravindan, Director (Operations)
Mr.G.Aravindan was appointed as Director (Operations) effective 30.01.2018. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Technology and Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Madras. He has got 3 decades of experience in the areas of Refinery Operations.

3. Mr.RajeevAilawadi Director (Finance)
Mr. Rajeev Ailawadi was appointed as Director (Finance) effective 08.05.2018. He is a Chartered Accountant and has done his IMBA (One year MBA course conducted by IIPM in association with University of Slovania). He has 3 decades of experience in downstream Oil and Gas and Petrochemical businesses.

4. Mr.R.Srikanthan, Director (Technical)
Mr.R.Srikanthan, was appointed on the Board effective 13.08.2018. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He has more than three decades of experience in CPCL covering the areas of Project Development, Operations, Production Planning, Process Engineering, etc., .

Category of Directors
Official /Government
Name & Designation Education Qualification & Experience

1. Mr.S.M.Vaidya has been appointed as a director on the Board of CPCL at the meeting held on 27.07.2019.Mr.S.M.Vaidya, is a graduate in Chemical Engineering from NIT Rourkela and Diploma in Business Management. He joined Indian Oil Corporation Limited in 1987 and worked in various positions at Panipat Refinery. He was also involved in the commissioning and stabilization of the Units of Panipat Naphtha Cracker comprising of Naphtha Cracker /Polymer Units and MEG unit. He also served as Head of Mathura Refinery. Presently he is the Director (Refineries), IOCL Refinery Headquarters New Delhi.

2. Mr.Babak Bagherpour, Director (Representing NaftiranIntertrade Co., Ltd., one of the Promoters)
Mr.Babak Bagherpour was appointed on the Board of the company effective 27.03.2019.He holds a Bachelors Degree in Mining Engineering (Exploration) from Tehran Polytechnic University and a Masters Degree in Reservoir Evaluation and Management from Heriot — Watt University, UK. He is presently the Manager of Project and Asset Department of Naftiran Intertrade Company Limited, Tehran, Iran. He has nearly two decades of experience in Oil and Gas Industry.

3. Mr. Mohammad BagherDakhili Director (Representing NaftiranIntertrade Co., Ltd., one of the Promoters)
Mr. Mohammad BagherDakhili was appointed on the Board of the company effective 23.01.2017. He holds a Master’s Degree in Science from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom. He has 4 decades of experience in Oil & Gas Industry.

4. Mrs.Perin Devi Director, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India.
Mrs.Perin Devi was appointed on the Board of the company effective 24.11.2017. She holds a Masters Degree in Commerce.
Category of Directors
Independent Directors
Name & Designation Education Qualification & Experience

1. Mr. MrutunjaySahoo Independent Director
Mr. MrutunjaySahoo was appointed as Independent Director on the Board of the company effective 23.02.2017. He holds a Masters Degree in Commerce from Delhi School of Economics and MBA with specialization in Finance from Southern Cross University, Australia. He retired as special Chief Secretary, Energy Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh on 31.03.2014, in the Grade of Secretary to the Government of India having 18 years of work experience in the rank of Joint Secretary and above.

2. Dr.P.B.Lohiya Independent Director
Dr.P.B.Lohiya was appointed as Independent Director on the Board of the Company effective 23.02.2017. He is also an M.D., (Srilanka) and holds a Ph.D from Spain. He is the founder and Chairman of Indian Academy of Acupunture Science, Aurangabad.

3. Mr.D. Duraiganesan, Independent Director
Mr.D.Duraiganesan has been appointed as an Independent Director effective 14.08.2018. He is a social worker . He holds a Masters Degree in Arts and a Diploma in Saiva Siddhanta

4. Mr.Amitabh Mathur, Independent Director
Mr.Amitabh Mathur has been appointed as an Independent Director on the Board of CPCL at the meeting held on 27.07.2019.Shri.Amitabh Mathur holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering – DCE from Delhi University (1980). He also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from FMS, Delhi University (1989). He has more than 35 years of experience in PSUs with specialization in Power Generation and Transmission, Renewable Energy, Transportation, Captive Power, Oil & Gas, Defense and Water Management. He worked as a Director (Industrial Systems & Products), BHEL during Sep.2015 to May 2018 and Director (Power Sector – Eastern Region), BHEL during September 2013 to August 2015. He was also the Chairman, BHEL – GE Gas Turbine Services Pvt. Ltd. during May 2016 to June 2018

5. Mr.Myneni Narayana Rao, Independent Director
Mr.Myneni Narayana Rao has been appointed as an Independent Director on the Board of CPCL at the meeting held on 27.07.2019.Shri. Myneni Narayana Rao holds a Bachelor’s degree in Technology, Mechanical from JNTU College of Engineering (1977) and a Post Graduate in Nuclear Science and Engineering – BARC (1978). He has nearly four decades of professional experience. He was the CMD of Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited during 2006 to 2015. He was also the Chairman of Society of Defense Technologies (SODT) during 2010 to 2013. He was the Metallurgist of the year (2006) and won the Young Scientist Award in 1989

5. Smt.Sobha Surendran, Independent Director
The Board of Directors of the Company has appointed Mrs.Sobha Surendran as an independent Director on the Board of CPCL , effective 31.10.2019. Smt.Sobha Surendran holds a Bachelor's Degree in Arts in Hindi. She is a Social Worker for the past 23 years in the areas of Women Safety, Child Safety, Tribal Issues etc. She has won Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Award for Best Social Worker and Shri.K.R.Narayanan Award for Best Female Social Worker and several other awards for Spiritual Organisations
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