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Board of directors
EIL Management
  • Chairman & Managing Director
  • Functional Directors
  • Non-Executive Directors
  • Chief Vigilance Officer
Shri J.C. Nakra

Shri J.C. Nakra is the Chairman & Managing Director of our Company. He is also holding additional charge of the post of Director (Projects). In a career spanning over 37 years, Shri Nakra has worked in a wide array of domains including Projects, Construction & Marketing. He joined EIL in 1983 in Construction Division (Offshore). Subsequently, he served in various capacities in Marketing and Project Divisions. Sh. Nakra has steered the Marketing initiatives of EIL for business development in India and abroad and has also led Project teams for implementation of major projects.

A Mechanical Engineering Graduate from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh (1981 Batch), Shri Nakra also possesses a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management Studies from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.

Mr. V.C. Bhandari is the Director (Human Resource) of our Company. He joined EIL in 1981 as a Management Trainee and has vast and rich experience of more than 35 years in the areas of Design and Engineering, Project Management and Human Resource Management. He started his career as a design engineer and has worked in a wide variety of projects of Refineries, Petrochemicals, Gas Processing, Onshore and Offshore Pipeline, Offshore Platforms etc. He was the Project Manager for the Prestigious Guru Gobind Singh Refinery Project of HMEL which set international benchmarks in project execution. Subsequently, he spearheaded EIL’s diversification into Power and Renewable energy sectors. He has been deeply involved in various strategic exercises and in developing the Mentoring process and Management Pipeline Programme at EIL. Shri Bhandari has continually endeavoured to transform HR as a strategic partner in business and has taken several initiatives towards Talent Management, Training & Development, Performance Management, Employee Engagement & Retention, CSR & Brand Building. He is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institution of Engineers. 


Mr. R.K. Sabharwal is the Director (Commercial) of our Company. He has more than 35 years of experience in various positions in all areas of commercial function since 1983. He has hands on experience in international and domestic commercial domain. His expertise covers various aspects of International trade, EXIM procedures, taxation, legal aspects etc. He has proven competence in systems development. His job responsibilities include establishing fair and transparent systems, planning manpower allocation, finalizing e-enabling strategies including e-procurement, evaluation techniques, negotiation methodologies and interface management, development of suitable commercial procedures, finalization of detailed contractual terms for domestic and global commerce. He was also posted in Dubai for independently leading entire commercial function for Gasoline Facilities Project of Iso Octane Company, Dubai during 1998 – 1999. He has successfully demonstrated leadership skills over the years. He has successfully managed various functions including day-to-day operations under complex management situations. He was also actively involved with IT Applications in various business processes in the company and has been spearheading IT applications in Commercial Function for the last several years. He is a Member of All India Management Association, Indian Institute of Materials Management and Indian Institute of Foreign Trade.


Mr. Lalit Kumar Vijh is the Director (Technical) of our Company. In a career spanning over 36 years, Shri Vijh has a wide spectrum of experience in areas of process design, technology development and its commercialization, plant operation & process safety and other specialist design and engineering services across the entire hydrocarbon value chain. Having joined EIL in 1982 in Process Design Division, he has been associated with many green and brown field projects. Shri Vijh is a B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering from Punjab University, Chandigarh (1981 batch). 


Mr. Sunil Bhatia is the Director (Finance) of our Company. In a career spanning over 32 years, Shri Bhatia has worked in a wide array of domains including Projects, Finance, Manufacturing & Marketing. He joined NFL in 1986 and worked in various capacities in the Finance Department at the Nangal Unit of NFL upto April, 2000. Thereafter, he served in various capacities at the NFL’s Corporate Office and was made Finance Head in August, 2013. Subsequently, in August, 2015, he was posted as Chief Financial Officer at Ramagundam Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited (RFCL), a Joint venture company of NFL, EIL and FCIL. Shri Bhatia is B.Com (Hons.) and M.Com alumni from Panjab University, Chandigarh and FCMA from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India.


Mr. S.K. Handa is the Director (Projects) of our Company.

Mr. H.S. Sohal

Mr. H.S. Sohal is the Chief Vigilance Officer of our Company. Mr. Sohal, IFS, is a professional forester with 29 years of experience in the field of Research, Training, Consultancy, Environment Education and Environment Impact Assessment.

He is among very few officers, who have worked outside government. He was Advisor (Environment & Social Development) in South West Mining Ltd., Delhi. He is the Co-author of (i) Ethology: An Introduction to Animal Behavior (ii) Fourth Estate: Manual for Journalist on Environment (iii) Environment and Biotechnology (Edited volume). He was founder editor of a popular magazine “BIO DIGEST”.

He is also a visiting faculty to Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy, Dehradun, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, Central Academy of State Forest Services, Dehradun, POWERGRID & several other reputed Institutions and Organizations.

He has attended a very large number of National & International Seminars/workshops on environment, forest & allied subjects.

Mr. Sohal has joined Engineers India Limited as Chief Vigilance Officer w.e.f. 19-04-2016.