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                  With several years experience in the oil sector, Shri Mahesh B.Lal has been one of the doyens of the oil industry which he has served with distinction for more than three decades, having held several key positions in different companies and also in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Govt. of India.  

        As Advisor(Refineries) to the Govt. of India, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas in the early ‘90s,   Shri Lal played a key role in the development of several policy issues, especially in the wake of the new liberalization policies of the Government such as in fuel quality, private sector participation, joint ventures, de-control of the oil sector and in technology-related issues such as expansion and upgradation of existing refineries, setting up of Greenfield refineries etc. Thereafter, he held Board positions in various oil companies starting with Madras Refineries Limited (now Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd.) as Director(Operations) and then as Director(Refineries) in BPCL for about six years and finally as Chairman and Managing Director, HPCL from where he superannuated in March 2007 after serving there for about five years.  Shri Lal has given an outstanding account of himself in all these positions with several innovative initiatives, whether it is in terms of higher sales revenue or profitability or increased output, better customer service, market penetration and sales growth, modernization, and also in developing full potential of Human Resources. He has successfully led a highly successful organizational transformation in his last  assignment. The radical and path breaking steps he took have strengthened the corporation for meeting  the challenges in Refining and Marketing in a free market, and brought about substantial growth in the  organization’s activities.

Apart from this, Shri Lal has also been a part-time Director on the Boards of NRL, KRL, IBP,
   MRL and several other joint venture companies.

            By training, Shri Lal is a Chemical Engineer from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and is a Post Graduate in Business Administration from the famous Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.  Shri Lal has been recognized by the I.I.T., Kanpur as a distinguished Alumnus.  He is also the recipient of several awards and recognitions, such as Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to the Refinery Sector from Chemtech Foundation, Honorary Fellowship by the Energy Institute, London, U.K, Strategy Award for creating a Learning Culture, from the Indira Group of Institutes, Pune, India’s Greatest HR Professional Award from ITM Business School etc. Shri Lal has been the Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas; and Chairman of the Review Committee for Auto Fuel Policy of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Govt. of India.  Shri Lal is associated with I.I.M., Ahmedabad and the, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun.Shri M.B.Lal demitted the office of member (Technical)(P & NG) after serving the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity , Ministry of Power , Govt. of India on dated 12.03.2012.

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