Shri Gurinder Singh joined OPaL as Managing Director on 16th August 2022.
Shri Singh has over three decades of experience in the Petrochemical Industry with expertise in Marketing, International Business, Product Management, Govt/Regulatory Liaison, Supply Chain Management, and Managing Profitability/Cash Flow for petrochemical operations based on technology, feedstock, and marketing operations. Shri Singh has rich experience in Trade Remedial Measures, Starting New Operations, Managing JVs, etc.
Before joining OPaL, Shri Singh has been working with Reliance International Limited, Abu Dhabi, UAE as Senior Vice President & Head - Petrochemicals. He has worked for more than 15 years with Reliance Industries Limited and its other subsidiaries. He had started with erstwhile NOCIL and has also worked with Borouge Pte Limited and Tricon Energy.
Shri Singh is an Engineering Graduate from Regional Engineering College, Rourkela, Odisha, and has done his Masters in International Business from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi. He has also undertaken Management Development Programmes from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, INSEAD France, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and Duke University, USA.
Shri Sanjay Bharti
Chief Finance Officer
Shri Sanjay Bharti joined OPaL as Chief Finance Officer (CFO) on 27th June 2023.
Shri Bharti has over 25 years of experience with expertise in various domains of Corporate Finance,
Corporate Accounts, Start-up Evaluation and Investment, Portfolio Management, Investment in Debt
Securities, Procurement (both indigenous and imports), Forex Payments, Audit, SAP FI CO – TM
implementations, Change Management, and implementation of Indian Accounting Standards,
Leveraging his extensive knowledge in financial planning, risk management, and capital allocation,
Shri Bharti demonstrates an unwavering commitment to achieving financial objectives while
adhering to the highest standards of corporate governance. Prior to joining OPaL, Sri Bharti worked
at ONGC in diverse roles, showcasing a proven track record of financial leadership.
Shri Bharti is a seasoned Chartered Accountant and MBA, LLB from the University of Delhi, and a
DCLM from the Indian Law Institute, Delhi. He has further enriched his expertise by successfully
completing the Management Development Programme on Leadership Beyond Boundaries from the
Centre of Excellence, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), Hyderabad. Additionally, he
has attained certificates in Wealth Management and Financial Planning, as well as Startups, from
Shri Arup Jhampri
Chief Operating Officer
Shri Arup Jhampri has been working with OPaL since 17th May 2010. He has over 30 years of experience in the field of Petrochemicals. Before joining OPaL, he 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 Amit Kaul
Head – Human Resources
Shri Amit Kaul joined OPaL as the Head of Human Resources in Vadodara on July 14, 2023.
He holds an MBA in Human Resource Development from the Delhi School of Economics. With nearly 24 years of experience at ONGC, he is recognized for his unwavering commitment to work and his wholehearted dedication to every role entrusted to him throughout his career.
In his previous assignment as Head of HR at ONGC's Jorhat work centre from 2019 to 2023, Shri Amit Kaul exhibited remarkable leadership abilities. With a manpower strength of over 1000 regular employees, it is the only work centre that stands out due to its distinctive combination of an Onshore Basin (Assam and Assam Arakan Basin) and an Onshore Asset (Jorhat Asset). Shri Amit Kaul successfully transformed the HR Department in Jorhat, Assam, inspiring and motivating the HR team to significantly enhance the speed and quality of their responsiveness across all areas. Furthermore, he effectively leveraged stakeholder engagement to ensure seamless operations of the Company in the region.
Prior to his role in ONGC Jorhat, Shri Amit Kaul gained extensive experience working in the Corporate HR function of ONGC at its Delhi and Dehradun offices from 1999 to 2018. One notable accomplishment during his tenure at the Corporate Office was successful streamlining of the training and development function within ONGC by focusing on improving the quality of learning opportunities and ensuring their equitable accessibility to all employees.
In recognition of his remarkable contributions, Shri Amit Kaul received the prestigious HR Excellence Award from ONGC in 2014.
Shri Vijay Iyah
Head – MM
Shri Vijay Iyah joined OPaL as Head – MM on 11th October 2023.
Shri Vijay Iyah, a Mechanical Engineering graduate from MS University
Vadodara and a silver medallist from IIFT, furthered his educational journey by
obtaining an MBA in International Business from the International Institute of
Foreign Trade (IIFT), Delhi. His professional career commenced in 1988 as a
Design & Piping Engineer at UHDE (India) Limited, followed by his transition to
ONGC in 1990. Over the course of 33 years, he has garnered extensive
expertise in the realms of oil and gas, Inspection, Maintenance, and Repair of
Offshore Facilities including maintenance of drilling rigs. Subsequently, he
played a key role in the development of ONGC's Petrochemicals business.
In an earlier capacity, Shri Vijay Iyah played a pivotal role during the pre-
project stage at OPaL. His responsibilities included land acquisition, the
development of detailed feasibility reports (DFR), securing pre-project
approvals and clearances, shaping project contours, engaging front-end
engineering consultants, and development of bid packages for critical, long-
lead items such as DFCU and downstream licensor selection.
Furthermore, he played an integral part in facilitating the financial closure of
the project through debt syndication and sponsor support agreements, which
included securing funds through quasi-equity instruments like Compulsorily
Convertible Debentures (CCDs) for OPaL.
Shri G. Moolnarayan
Shri G. Moolnarayan joined ONGC Petro additions Limited (OPaL) as Head of Polymer on 11th October 2021. He is a Graduate in Chemical Engineering of the 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 Projects, 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 the 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 the Chemical and Polymer business. He has rich experience in the 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. Before 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 of 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, Sidi Kerir 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 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 a General Manager (Mechanical Maintenance).
Shri Subodh Prasad Pankaj
Company Secretary & Compliance Officer
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 joined OPaL as Head of 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 and Reliance Industries Ltd. He has expertise in maintenance related activities across various manufacturing sectors and large setups like Petrochemical Plant, Rubber Plant, Naphtha Cracker, Acrylonitrile Plant, Ammonia Plant and Urea Plant. Before joining OPaL, he was working with Reliance Industries Ltd.