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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 Arup Jhampri, Vice President & President (In-charge)

Shri Arup Jhampri is working with OPaL since 17th May 2010. He has 30 years of experience in the field of Petrochemicals. Before Joining OPaL, he has worked with Indian Petrochemical Corporation Ltd. (IPCL) and Reliance Industries Ltd. Shri Jhampri has been responsible for Plant Operation, Production & Planning, Manpower Scheduling, Troubleshooting, Production Budget, Checking & Updating of P&IDs and PFDs.

He has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Calcutta University. He also holds a B.Tech Degree in Chemical Engineering from Calcutta University.

Shri G. Moolnarayan, Head-Polymer

Shri G. Moolnarayan joined ONGC Petro additions Limited (OPaL) as Head – Polymer on 11 th October 2021. He is a Graduate in Chemical Engineering of 1991 batch from NIT (National Institute of Technology), Rourkela, Odisha. He started his career as Production Engineer with Indian Petrochemical Corporation Limited (IPCL), Nagothane. He has rich experience of over 28 years in the areas of Concept to Commissioning of Project, Stabilization and Operation, working in HDPE, LLD, UHMWPE & EVA Plants.

Before joining OPaL, Shri G. Moolnarayan was working with Reliance Industries Limited, Dahej as Vice President (Operations).

Shri Hemant Nautiyal, Head – Marketing

Shri Hemant Nautiyal joined ONGC Petro additions Limited (OPaL) in August 2015. He is a Chemical Engineer from Manipal Institute of Technology and a post-graduate in Management Studies (specializing in Marketing Management) from NMIMS, Mumbai. He has around three decades of experience in the Petrochemicals domain focusing on Chemical and Polymer business. He has rich experience in formulation of business plans, strategic market positioning, product & market segmentation, domestic & international marketing, supply-chain management, product portfolio optimization, pricing strategies and market promotion initiatives. Prior to joining OPaL, he was working with OQ, Oman, and earlier with Reliance Industries Ltd and IPCL.

Shri Lalitesh Kumar, Head - Central Technical Services

Shri Lalitesh Kumar joined OPaL as Head - Central Technical Services (CTS) on 1st April 2017.

Shri Lalitesh Kumar is an IIT (Varanasi) graduate and has been working with OPaL since 2010. He has been instrumental in the successful commissioning of the Dual Feed Cracker plant, which is considered to be one of the largest cracker units in south Asia. He along with Head - Cracker led the team OPaL in achieving the earliest commissioning of the plant.

In his professional career, he has rich and diversified experience of Greenfield projects of Ethylene Cracker in Operation, Process Engineering, Project Coordination and Project Management and worked with various prestigious and multicultural organizations, viz, IPCL, SABIC, SidiKerir Petrochemical (SIDPEC). He is also a Six Sigma Black Belt and has acquired proficiency in SAP as Power User for PP Module.

Shri Rajeev Vijay, Head – U&O

Shri Rajeev Vijay joined ONGC Petro additions Limited (OPaL) as Head – Utilities and Off-sites on 10th October 2017. He is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering and has a rich experience of 25 years in the diversified areas of Utilities, Off-sites and Maintenance, Power Plant Operations, Energy Conservation and Resource Management.

Shri Vijay is also a Certified as Boiler Operation Engineer (B.O.E.) from the Government of Rajasthan 1995 (Batch). Before joining OPaL he was working with Matix Fertilisers & Chemicals Ltd. as General Manager (Mechanical Maintenance).

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).

Shri Vikas Agarwal, Head - Maintenance

Shri Vikas Agarwal, has joined OPaL as Head- Maintenance on 8th July 2017. He is a Graduate in Mechanical Engineering and possesses more than 25 years of rich experience in the Fertilizer Plant, Power Plant & Petrochemicals sector.

He started his career with Indo Gulf Fertilizers and has worked across various organizations like IGF, Reliance Industries Ltd. He is having expertise in maintenance related activities across various manufacturing sectors and large setups like Petrochemical Plant, Rubber Plant, Naphtha Cracker, Acrylonitrile Plant, Ammonia Plant, Urea Plant. Before joining OPaL, he was working with Reliance Industries Ltd.

Ms. Vimla Kurup Nigania, Head-Human Resources

Ms. Vimla Kurup Nigania joined OPaL as Head-Human Resources on 08th May 2017. She has 27 years of multifaceted experience in managing HR function in the process industry and is well conversant with its varied aspects such as Employee Engagement and Development, Performance Management, Leadership Development, People Management, Capability Building and Rewards & Recognition. Before joining OPaL, she worked as Head-HR with Onshore Vertical of L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering.

She worked with L&T for close to 10 years, starting from year 2007. Before joining L&T, she worked with Indian Petrochemical Corporation Ltd as GM (HR) for close to 17 years and has handled Central Establishment including Promotions, Plant Establishment and Time Offices.

Ms. Nigania is a Master in Social Work (MSW) from M S University of Baroda (1989 batch) and a Graduate in Commerce from Faculty of Commerce, M S University of Baroda (1987 batch).