Gulf Petrochem Group announced
that its Board of Directors has appointed Rakesh Mehra as Strategic Advisor for
the group with immediate effect. Prior
to being appointed, he held a number of executive positions most notably as
Executive Director at Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd, a state owned oil company
in India and a Fortune 500 company. He also served as a board member of Matrix
Bharat, a joint venture of Bharat Petroleum and Matrix Marine of Germany.
In his previous role, Rakesh
Mehra oversaw the import of roughly 28m tonnes of crude oil for Bharat
Petroleum’s group of refineries. This also included export of all petroleum
products, commodity hedging across international markets and independent
With over 35 years experience
in the oil industry encompassing refinery operations, marketing, inbound and
outbound logistics, bio-fuels, international trading and commodity risk
management, Mehra will oversee Gulf Petrochem Group’s strategic expansion plans
while improving profitability along with the group’s global brand.
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