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Vigilance Awareness Week 2017
       "To be a world-class petrochemical company, with dominant Indian presence and a preferred choice of customers in terms of quality and value."    
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Shri Manoj Kumar Srivastava, President

Shri Manoj Kumar Srivastava, joined ONGC Petro additions Limited (OPaL) as President on 15th March 2017.

Shri Srivastava, a Masters in Chemical Technology (with specialisation in Plastic Technology) from HBTI, Kanpur of 1985 batch has 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. Shri Srivastava is a certified Energy Manager, certified black belt for six sigma and has 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/sPetrorabigh 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 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 A B Karmakar, Head Material Management
Shri Karmakar joined OPaL on 09th May 2015. He is BE-Mechanical, 1985 batch, from Bengal Engineering College, Shibpur (presently known as Indian Institute of Engineering Science & Technology, Shibpur). Subsequently, he completed CEP-Supply Chain Management from IIT, Delhi in 2005.

He has a wide experience of three decades in large and 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 Corporation Ltd. and NRC Ltd. Before joining OPaL, Shri Karmakar worked in Reliance Jamnagar Refinery since inception as Head of Materials and went on to take charge as Vice President, 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 Jhampri is working with OPaL as Head-Cracker since 17th May 2010. He has 18 years of experience in the field of Cracker. Before Joining OPaL, he has worked with IPCL and Reliance Industries Ltd. Shri 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 holds a B.Tech Degree in Chemical Engineering from Calcutta University.

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).