Dr. P S V Rao has joined OPaL as CEO on June 29, 2011.
Dr. Rao has done his Bachelors in Civil Engineering from Jawahar Lal Nehru Technical University in 1975 and completed his Masters in Hydrodynamics from IIT Madras in 1977.
Dr. Rao has obtained his Doctorate in Ocean Engineering from IIT Madras. Dr. Rao joined ONGC in 1984 as Superintendant Engineer (E04) where he was instrumental in establishing a research cum design institute for Offshore/Ocean Engineering (IEOT). Then he joined Engineering and Planning Division of E&C Mumbai. In 1989 he was transferred to Assam as Head Engineering services and posted at Silchar, Assam.
Later Dr. Rao became Head of Marine Energy Division Mumbai and thereafter was transferred to Baroda in Organization Transformation Project (OTP), where he was designated as GM (Projects) and looked after all major projects of Western Onshore fields. He came back to Engineering and Construction Division as Head Onshore Engineering at Mumbai.
Later he was designated as GM Nhava Supply base and worked there for 3 years. As head of Offshore logistics he served in Mumbai after Nhava which was an elevation. Then he was transferred as GM HR/ER at RJY Asset.
After getting promotion as Group General Manager he was designated as GGM KRPL, subsidiary company at Hyderabad. After his stint at Hyderabad, he proceeded to NE as Head Engineering services - Assam Asset and later took over as ED Agartala Asset. Then after 2 months he was transferred to Assam Asset as ED which is the biggest Onshore Asset and served there for 2 years. In the 2 years all records were broken by achieving all targets, Production, Drilling wells, unknown targets, logging and other roles which were not there since 24 years.