Shri Ratnesh Kumar , Managing Director
Shri Ratnesh Kumar assumed charge as Managing Director of OPaL on 1st July, 2022. He has over three decades of rich experience in the hydrocarbon sector at ONGC, the largest flagship E&P Company of India; out of which 14 years' experience is exclusively in high value Flagship EPC projects both Upstream & Downstream including Petrochemicals.
Prior to his joining OPaL, Shri Kumar was serving as Chief Engineering Services (Onshore) responsible for creating/developing Infrastructure for ONGC Onshore Assets all across India for enhancing the Hydrocarbon production right from conceptualisation to commissioning. He has also worked as CEA to CMD, ONGC in the past.
Shri Ratnesh Kumar has played a long stint in Dahej area where he has been involved right from conceptualization to commissioning of OPaL & ONGC Dahej Plants. He was a key project team member instrumental in Pre & Post Award, Execution, Commissioning, Stakeholder Management, Change Management, Project closures as well as in land acquisition, obtaining SEZ & Environment clearances etc.
Shri Ratnesh Kumar is a Mechanical Engineering Graduate from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi & is an MBA in Finance from Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi University. He also has undertaken Advance Management Programme from Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon and European Universities at Netherlands, Austria & France.
He is an avid reader and extremely fond of music, yoga & travelling.
Shri Pankaj Wadhwa, CFO
Shri Pankaj Wadhwa has joined ONGC Petro additions Limited (OPaL) as Chief Finance Officer on 2nd August 2021. He has over three decades of experience in the field of Business Finance, Commercial, Marketing, Accounts, Taxation and Legal functions.
Prior to joining OPaL, Shri Pankaj Wadhwa was working as Senior Vice President at THINK Gas Investments Private Limited. He has also worked with Petronet LNG Limited (a JV Company of ONGC Group) as Senior Vice President, Chambal Fertilisers and Chemicals Limited, GAIL (India) Limited and CRISIL Limited. He was a member on the Board of Adani Petronet (JV for solid cargo port at Dahej) and THINK LNG Investments Private Limited. Shri Wadhwa is an MBA from Delhi University and a qualified Cost Accountant.
Shri Subodh Prasad Pankaj, Company Secretary
Shri Subodh Prasad Pankaj, Company Secretary & Compliance Officer, has over 28 years of experience in the field of Secretarial and Legal. Prior to Joining OPaL, he was working with HMT Group at Bangalore and Jindal Group, New Delhi as Company Secretary and Legal.
He is a Postgraduate in Commerce (Gold Medallist), LL.B, DCLM and ACIS (London). He is Fellow member of Institute of Company Secretary of India (ICSI).