BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mr. Sanjay G. Hinduja Chairman

Mr. Sanjay G. Hinduja holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Richmond College, London. He has professional experience with Credit Suisse Bank and Chase Manhattan Bank and has experience and knowledge in the global oil and energy sector

Mr. Shom Hinduja Non-Executive Director

Mr. Shom Hinduja is the President - Alternative Energy and Sustainability Initiatives at the Hinduja Group. He is architecting the group's foray into the alternative energy sector. His key function is to introduce the sustainability strategy for the group.

Prior to joining the offices in Mumbai, Shom, worked in the Financial Due Diligence practice at KPMG, New York, as part of the M&A team.

He holds a B.A. in Sustainable Development and an M.S. in Sustainability Management from Columbia University, NY. Apart from being green at heart, he is a food enthusiast and a certified deep sea diver.

Mr. M. S. Ramachandran Independent Director

Mr. M. S. Ramachandran holds a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the College of Engineering, Chennai. He had been the Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited, IBP Company Limited, Bongaigaon Refineries & Petrochemicals Limited, Indian Oil Tanking Limited, Indian Oil Petronas Limited, and Director of ONGC Limited and Petronet LNG Limited and has experience and knowledge in the oil and gas industry. He has received several awards including the “Chemtech Pharma Bio Hall of Fame Award” in 2005 and the “National Institute of Industrial Engineers Lakshya Business Visionary Award” in 2004.

Mr. Ashok Kini Independent Director

Mr. Ashok Kini holds a Bachelors degree in Science from Mysore University and Masters degree in English Literature from Madras Christian College, Chennai. He had joined State Bank of India as Probationary Officer in 1967 and rose to the rank of Managing Director (National Banking) in 2004, a Board level appointment of Government of India. He had experience in State Bank of India including as Chairman of a Regional Rural Bank, Chief Dealer in the Bank’s Offshore Banking Unit in Baharain, Deputy Chief Dealer (Industrial Finance) at the Bank’s Corporate Head Quarters, General Manager (Corporate Finance), Chief General Manager and Deputy Managing Director (Information Technology). As Managing Director (National Banking), he was responsible for Domestic Distribution, Retail Business, Marketing/Brand Management, Banking Operations and Internal Communications.

Ms. Kanchan Chitale Independent Director

Ms. Kanchan Chitale is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). She has been in professional practice as a chartered accountant since 1984 under the name of “Kanchan Chitale & Associates”. She has an experience of more than 30 years in internal and management audits of corporate enterprises and specialized/concurrent audits and other assignments of commercial banks and financial institutions. She specializes in internal audit of large Construction Companies. She has also completed residential course on Management at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad (IIM-A) and a course of Lead Assessor of Quality System for ISO 9000. She has been a member of IIM-A Alumni Association, member and Ex-VP of Association of Women Industrialists of Maharashtra (WIMA) from the year 1992 to 1993 and has also been a member of ICAI, Bombay Chartered Accountants Society.

Mr. Ravi Chawla Managing Director

Mr. Ravi Chawla holds a Bachelors Degree in Commerce from Sydenham College, Mumbai University. He also holds a Master in Management Studies degree (specialising in Marketing) from Mumbai University. He has over twenty four (24) years of professional experience in sales, marketing & management across diverse sectors in Indian companies and MNCs with organisations like Wipro Consumer Products Ltd., CEAT Ltd, Polaroid, Pennzoil-Quaker State India Ltd. (was part of Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies) & Mahindra and Mahindra (Farm Equipment Division) before joining Gulf Oil Corporation Ltd in 2007. He has held positions responsible for all areas of marketing, business development, sales via channel & B2B & general management for the last 20 years with India level responsibility. He has extensive experience of over 15 years in the lubricants space with Pennzoil (1998 to 2006) & in Gulf Oil (since 2007). With Gulf Oil, he joined as President for the Lubricants business in 2007 and was later designated as President & CEO - Lubricants business, after leading the organisation to become the fastest growing company amongst the top lubricant players. He has led the organisation for delivering the company level business plans/ P&L in the last 7 years.