G Krishnakumar appointed as the chairman of Bharat Petroleum Corporation
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G Krishnakumar has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), a 'Maharatna' and Fortune Global 500 company.
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Krishnakumar is an Electrical and Electronics Engineer from National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, and a Post Graduate in Finance Management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.
He was earlier an executive director in the company and succeeds Arun Kumar Singh, who retires as chairman in October 2022.
BPCL was earlier known as Bharat Refineries Limited and was formed after the Government of India acquired Burmah Shell on January 24, 1976.
BPCL was the first refinery to process Bombay High, a recently discovered indigenous crude.
About Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL)
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) is a state-owned oil and gas company in India that was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
BPCL has a diverse range of products and services that cater to the energy needs of customers in India and abroad.
The company operates two large refineries in India, one in Mumbai and the other in Kochi, with a combined refining capacity of over 15 million metric tonnes per annum.
BPCL has a significant presence in the upstream sector and has exploration and production operations in several countries, including Brazil, Mozambique, and Australia.
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