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Board of directors
EIL Management
  • Chairman & Managing Director
  • Functional Directors
  • Non-Executive Directors
  • Chief Vigilance Officer

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Mr. Ajay Narayan Deshpande is the Director (Technical) of our Company. He is also holding the additional charge of Chairman & Managing Director. He has worked in various capacities of the Company over the past 37 years, including oil and gas, refinery and petrochemicals sector, covering the functions of process design/development, research and development, plant operations and safety, heat & mass transfer, environmental engineering, specialist materials and information technology in the Technology Division. He also has exposure to Project Management having worked in execution of Projects. He is responsible for the Company’s technology initiatives and for meeting the MOU targets on R&D and Sustainability. He has co-authored twelve patent applications on behalf of the Company. He has served as part time Director for two years on the Board of CEIL, an EIL subsidiary for certification services and is presently part time Director on Board of a JV Company of EIL for Ramagundam Fertilizer Project. As full time Director (Technical) of EIL, he is responsible for all Technology and Engineering Divisions within the Company. He is a member of the MoP&NG Steering Committee on Make in India and is anchoring the Startup India initiative of the Company as well. He has been conferred with Fellowship of INAE in 2016 and with Fellowship of IIChE in 2017. 

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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 exercise and developing the Mentoring process and Management Pipeline Programme at EIL. He is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institution of Engineers. 

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Mr. R.K. Sabharwal is the Director (Commercial) of our Company. He has more than 33 years of experience in various positions in all areas of commercial function since 1983. He has hands on experience in all areas of international and domestic commercial domain. He is well conversant with 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 materials 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 Engineers India Limited and has been spearheading IT applications in Commercial Function for the last several years. He is also Member of All India Management Association, Indian Institute of Materials Management and Indian Institute of Foreign Trade.

 

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Mr. J.C. Nakra is the Director (Projects) of our Company. In a career spanning about 36 years, Mr. Nakra has worked in a wide array of domains including Projects, Construction & Marketing. He joined EIL in 1983 as a Mechanical Engineer (Construction) in the Ocean Engineering Division. Subsequently, he served in various capacities in Marketing and Project Divisions. Mr. Nakra has steered the Marketing initiatives of EIL for business development in India and abroad and has also led Project Management teams for implementation of major projects. Prior to joining EIL, he worked as Mechanical Engineer in JagatJit Cotton Textile Mills (JCT), Fibre Division, Hoshiarpur from 1981 to 1983. Mr. Nakra is a Mechanical Engineering Graduate from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh (1981 Batch) and also possesses a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management Studies from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.

 
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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 (Dec. 2017-Nov. 2011).
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.