Arvind Kumar

Arvind Kumar, currently serving as the Managing Director & CEO of Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited (CPCL), has been appointed Director (Refineries) at Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL). The Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) panel, in a decision on Wednesday, has endorsed Kumar for this position.

Kumar emerged as the top recommendation from a pool of 12 candidates, who underwent a rigorous selection process by the PESB selection panel during its meeting on April 10. Notably, the majority of candidates, nine in total, hailed from Indian Oil, while two represented BPCL, and one each from CPCL and Engineers India Limited (EIL).

With a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration specializing in Operations Management, Kumar boasts over three decades of extensive experience in various domains including Engineering, Project Management, Material & Contract Management, and Plant Operations & Maintenance.

As a Director (Refineries) at Indian Oil, Kumar will join the board of directors, reporting directly to the Chairman. His mandate will encompass steering the refineries towards the pinnacle of operational efficiency, and overseeing activities from the corporation’s headquarters.


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