Roy from IOC to be OIL director HR and BD

Vol 18, PW 8 (04 Dec 14) News in Brief

IndianOil’s Biswajit Roy has beaten several Oil India favourites to be selected by the PESB as the junior explorer’s next director human resources and BD after 13 candidates were interviewed on November 28.

A chemical engineer from IIT Roorkee, Roy, 53, is ED human resources at IOC overseeing 34,000 employees. At Oil India he will oversee 8000 employees.

Roy was “pleasantly surprised” to be selected. “Usually, an internal candidate is chosen,” he said.

“I wasn’t expecting to win.” As director BD, Roy will look for opportunities in E&P, petrochemicals, pipelines and renewable energy.

At IOC, which he joined in 1983, Roy was mainly in the marketing division and was IOC country head in Dubai for two years. Roy succeeds Nripen Bharali who retires on January 31, 2015.

Oil India group general managers VK Verma and Bhaskar Khaund were among the favourites. Candidates from GAIL, ONGC, EIL, Numaligarh Refineries and the defence ministry were also interviewed.

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