Mr. Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra is Director (Human Resources) on the Board of Indian Oil Corporation (IndianOil) with effect from 19th February, 2018. He is also Chairman of Lanka IOC, IndianOil’s subsidiary in Sri Lanka, which is into retailing, terminalling and bunkering operations in the island nation.
A Mechanical Engineering graduate from BITS, Pilani, with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, Mr. Mohapatra joined IndianOil in 1987 and has since worked on varied assignments, including Terminal Operations, Supply Chain Management and Logistics.
Mr. Mohapatra was one of the chief architects of the auto fuel quality (BS-III/BS-IV) upgradation programmes of OMCs in India. Between April 2010 and Jan. 2012, he headed the Operations function of IndianOil’s Maharashtra State Office, which oversees the largest number of bulk storage terminals and depots in a State.
As Managing Director of IndianOil (Mauritius) Ltd., the Company’s overseas subsidiary, during 2012-2015, Mr. Mohapatra led a team of young professionals, registering sizeable growth in market share and profitability. He was also the first Chairman of Mer Rouge Oil Storage Terminal, a joint venture formed by four MNCs to set up modern oil storage facilities in Mauritius.
Under his inspiring leadership as head of IndianOil’s West Bengal State Office, he engineered releasing of record numbers of LPG Connection under PMUY (Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana) , achieved cashless transaction facilities at almost all IndianOil fuel stations in West Bengal State and piloted a smart auto-fuel complex at Rajarhat in Kolkata. He also conceptualised and launched Fab-14, a novel mentoring system within channel partners that won wide acclaim.
Always eager to try out new things, as Director (Human Resources),Mr. Mohapatra, a person with human touch initiated direct interaction with officers of the corporation at various locations including far off and difficult to reach places like kargil and ladakh. He has initiated many new policy initiatives in the realms of sports promotion, CSR, skill development, e-Learning, etc. He has been actively driving IndianOil’s partnership with reputed academic institutions.
A Widely travelled person in Europe, USA, Africa and Southeast Asia, Mr. Mohapatra presented papers and delivered lectures in several national and international forums, and published a number of articles in international journals and supply chain reference books.