Company: Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemical (MRPL), India

Job title: Chief General Manager – Petchem and R&D


Mr Nandakumar has over 25 years of experience in oil refining. He has been working at Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL, www.mrpl.co.in) since 1993. Currently, he heads the Petrochemicals and R&D section of the organization and is involved the expansion configuration selection of the refinery.

He has worked in production, process, project departments and in the Refinery head office in various capacities and is closely associated with all the major milestones in the growth of the Organization.

In his role as Project Manager, he was in charge of handling four process-unit projects- PFCCU, HGU, SRU and ETP projects with a combined capex of $400 million under MRPL’s Phase-3 expansion. He has also worked as the team leader form process engineering for latest BS VI fuel quality implementation project and the refinery expansion studies.

Mr Nandakumar is a proven team player, team leader, strategist and capable manager and administrator.