People: Reliance Industries Ltd (RELI.BO)
17 Apr 2015
Shri. Pawan Kumar is Kapil Whole-Time Director of Reliance Industries Limited., effect from May 16, 2010. He holds Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and has a rich experience of more than four decades in the Petroleum Refining Industry. He joined Reliance in 1996 and led the commissioning and start-up of the Jamnagar complex. He was associated with this project since conception right through Design, Engineering, Construction and Commissioning. He also led the commissioning of the manufacturing operations in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at Jamnagar by Reliance. He started his career in 1966 with the Indian Oil Corporation. In the initial years he worked in various capacities in Operations, Technical Services and startup/ commissioning of various Refinery Process Units/ facilities in Barauni and Gujarat Refineries. Being a person with a strong penchant for analytical work and high technology skills, he was chosen to head the Central Technical Services Department at the Corporate Office of Indian Oil Corporation. Here he did extensive work in ‘expansion of the existing refineries’, ‘energy optimisation’, ‘debottlenecking studies’ and ‘long range planning’. Then he moved to Mathura Refinery as the head of Refinery Operations. From Mathura he was picked up to become the Director (Technical) of Oil Coordination Committee (OCC) - the ‘Think Tank’ of the Ministry of Petroleum, the Government of India. He has travelled extensively and has been to USA, Russia, the Middle East, Europe and the Far East in connection with refinery design, technology selection, crude sourcing, etc. Having served for 28 years in Indian Oil Corporation and OCC in various capacities, he rose to the position of Executive Director and spearheaded the setting up of Panipat Refinery for the Indian Oil Corporation. He has been the Site President of the Jamnagar complex of the Company from 2001 to 2010.
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