Shri Manoj Kumar Srivastava, President (Interim Managing Director)
Shri Manoj Kumar Srivastava, has joined ONGC Petro additions Limited (OPaL) as President on 15.03.2017.
Shri Srivastava, a Masters in Chemical Technology (with specialisation in Plastic Technology) from HBTI, Kanpur of 1985 batch is having more than 32 years of experience in diversified technologies of petrochemical operations. He started his career with Oil India Ltd and worked there for 5 years before moving to Reliance Industries Limited.
He has rich experience of large size petrochemical complex from inception to production stage which includes conceptualization, project execution, pre-commissioning, start-up and plant stabilization and process optimization. Sh. Srivastava is a certified Energy Manager, certified black belt for six sigma and have two patents to his credit. A trained and groomed professional on Corporate Management from AOTS, Japan has also extensively worked in the areas of benchmarking, new product development, people development, mentoring, coaching for developing leaders.
Prior to joining OPaL he was working with M/S Petrorabigh in Saudi Arabia and was heading all upstream units of phase II namely, Naphtha Complex, Aroma Complex (Paraxylene & Benzene), MTBE unit, Isobutylene Unit, Methyl Methacrylate, cumene, phenol, metathesis units, etc.
Shri Pradosh Kumar Basu, Chief Financial Officer
Shri Pradosh Kumar Basu has joined ONGC Petro additions Limited(OPaL) as Vice President – Finance on 1st January, 2018. He is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) from (The Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India - ICWAI) 1990 batch. In addition to this he is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) from American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, USA.
Shri Basu has a rich experience of around 29 years in the field of Business Finance, Controlling, Strategy, Fund Management, Risk Management, Commercial and Business Planning, Performance reporting, Audit Management in Oil, Gas and petrochemical organizations. Prior to joining OPaL he was working with Qatar Petroleum as Head of Business Finance & International Operations.
Shri Saumya Chakrabarti, Chief Operating Officer
Shri Saumya Chakrabarti, has joined ONGC Petro additions Limited (OPaL) as Chief Operating Officer (COO) on 01.03.2017.
Shri Chakrabarti, a Chemical Engineering Graduate from Calcutta University of 1986 batch is having more than 30 years of experience in diversified technologies of petrochemical operations. During his career he has worked with very prestigious organisations of India such as IPCL, HPL, IOC Group and Reliance Group. He has rich experience in project execution, pre-commissioning, start-up and plant stabilization of polymer units, Elastomer plants and central technical services of large scale operations. He is also a trained and groomed professional of XLRI Jamshedpur and Narsee Monjee Mumbai.
Prior to joining OPaL he was working with Reliance Hazira as Vice President and was heading the technological activities of Elastomer & Vinyl group of plants.
A B Karmakar, Head Material Management
Shri Karmakar has joined OPaL in May'2015. He is BE-Mechanical'1985 from Bengal Engineering College, Shibpur (presently known as Indian Institute of Engineering Science & Technology, Shibpur). Completed CEP-Supply Chain Management from IIT, Delhi in 2005.
He has rich experience of three decades in large & reputed organizations in Refinery, Petrochemicals, Chemicals, Natural Gas, Fertilizers & Manufacturing in PSU & Private sector industries namely Reliance Industries Ltd., Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd., Gail India Ltd., Hindustan Fertilizer Corpn. Ltd. and NRC Limited.
Just prior to joining OPaL, Mr. Karmakar has worked in Reliance Jamnagar Refinery since inception as Head of Materials and later as Vice President in Corporate Materials function at HO, Mumbai.
He has experience in all facets of Supply Chain Management at functional & leadership roles and handled many challenging assignments of developing world class set up for Materials Management & Warehousing, SAP implementation, Inventory Optimization, Six Sigma, Shut Down, Business Transformation & Continuous Improvement Initiatives in large projects.
Shri Arup Jhampri, Head Cracker
Shri Arup is working with OPaL as Head
Cracker since May, 2010. Having an Overall
Experience of 18 Years in the Field of
Cracker. Prior to Joining OPaL,he has worked
with IPCL and Reliance Industries. Mr.
Jhampri has been responsible for 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 has a B.Tech. Degree in
Chemical Engg from Calcutta University.
Shri Lalitesh Kumar, Head - Central Technical Services
Shri Lalitesh Kumar, is appointed as Head Central Technical Services (CTS) w.e.f. 01.04.2017.
Shri Lalitesh Kumar, an IIT (Varanasi) graduate has been working in OPaL since year 2010 and has been instrumental in successfull commissioning of Dual Feed Cracker plant, which is considered to be the largest cracker unit in the south Asia. He along with Head Cracker led the Team Cracker in achieving the earliest commissioning of the plant.
In his professional career, he has rich and diversified experience of green field projects of Ethylene Cracker in operation, process engineering , Project coordination & Project Management and worked with various prestigious and multicultured organisations, viz, IPCL, SABIC, SidiKerir Petrochemical (SIDPEC) and since last 7 years in OPaL. He is also a Six Sigma Bleck Belt and acquired proficiency in SAP as Power User for PP Module.
joined OPaL in August 2008 and has more than
20 years of experience in petrochemicals
business. He has worked and shouldered
responsibility in petrochemicals business &
is exposed to all facets of the business
i.e. from getting finance for the project to
the launching of polymers in the domestic
started in 1989 in Oswal Petrochemicals
before moving onto Reliance industries in
1990. He rose to become General
Manager-Marketing in 2006. After which, he
worked with Indorama's Nigerian acquisition
"Eleme Petrochemicals" as a head of
Marketing before taking up his current
assignment in OPaL.
Shri Makarand is
a postgraduate of Organic Chemistry from
Pune University & has done his MBA from
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management
with Marketing as a specialization. His
globetrotting past and ardent book reading
has exposed him to various cultures which he
beneficially uses in his work and daily
life. An avid sports lover - his commitment
to team and team work comes straight from
the cricket fields as he has represented
Maharashtra in Ranji Trophy for more than 5
Shri Rajeev Vijay, Head – U&O
Shri Rajeev Vijay, has 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 Government of Rajasthan 1995 (Batch). Prior to joining OPaL he was working with Matix Fertilisers & Chemicals Ltd. as General Manager (Mechanical Maintenance).
Shri Srinivasa Rao Choppalli, , Head Polymer
Shri Srinivasa Rao Choppalli, who has joined ONGC Petro additions Limited (OPaL) as Head- Polymer on 22.03.2017.
Shri Srinivasa Rao, a Graduate in Chemical Engineering (with specialisation in Polymer Technology) from Andhra University, of 1991 batch is having about 23 years of experience in Petrochemicals Manufacturing sector. He started his career with NPC and then worked for IPCL for 14 years; he then associated with SABIC for 4.5 Years.
He is having expertise of Technical services & Commissioning LLDPE/HDPE plants, Managing Project Operations, Leading Process engineering and Technical services with basic design philosophy, production/Operations in polymer plants, Monitoring of operation parameters of polymer reactors, catalyst consumption. Shri Rao is PSSR Certified and trained professional from SHEM & HAZOP
Prior to joining OPaL he was working with M/S ADNOC, Borouge in Abu Dhabi where he has Successfully commissioned and started up two PE Plants, he was leading commissioning and start up teams to achieve the target safe start-up, conducted various HAZOP studies etc.
Shri Subodh Prasad Pankaj, Company Secretary
Shri Subodh Prasad Pankaj, Company Secretary, has over 22 years of experience in the field of Secretarial and Legal. Prior to Joining OPaL, he was working with HMT Group at Bangalore as Company Secretary. He has also worked with Jindal Group, Bellary Steels Group as Legal & Company Secretary. He is a Postgraduate in Commerce (Gold Medalist), LL.B, DCLM and ACIS (London). He is a fellow member of Institute of Company Secretary of India (ICSI).
Shri Vikas Agarwal, Head - Maintenance
Shri Vikas Agarwal, has joined ONGC Petro additions Limited (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 Fertilizer Plant, Power Plant & Petrochemicals sector.
He started his career with Indo Gulf Fertilizers and has worked across various organizations like IGF, RIL. He is having expertise in maintenance related activities across various manufacturing sectors & large setups like Petrochemical Plant, Rubber Plant, Naphtha Cracker, Acrylonitrile Plant, Ammonia Plant, Urea Plant. Prior to joining OPaL he was working with Reliance Industries Limited.
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 rich and multifaceted experience of 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.
Prior to 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.
Prior to 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 Masters 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).