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Board level appointments in Balmer Lawrie 05 January 2015
Board level appointments in Balmer Lawrie
Kolkata - 05 January 2015
Two new Directors, Ms. Manjusha Bhatnagar, Director [Human Resource & Corporate Affairs] andMr. D Sothi Selvam, Director [Manufacturing Businesses] have been inducted to the roles of Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd., a Mini Ratna Category-I PSE under the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas with effect from 2nd January 2015. While Ms. Bhatnagar will be overseeing the HR and Corporate Affairs functions, Mr. Selvam will oversee the Manufacturing Businesses which include Industrial Packaging, Greases & Lubricants, Performance Chemicals and Refinery and Oil Field Services.
Profile of the two Directors:
Ms. Manjusha Bhatnagar
Prior to joining Balmer Lawrie, Ms. Bhatnagar was associated with Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL). She has also been associated with Indian Oil Corporation for more than 25 years. With over 33 years of experience, she has significantly contributed to formulation of HR Policies, Manpower Planning and Growth, Industrial Relations and Welfare, Learning and Development, Knowledge Management and Information Systems during her stint at both IOC and MRPL.
Throughout her career in HR she has actively pioneered the cause of women empowerment at the work place. She has also won many awards and accolades for her initiatives and work done in the field of HR.
Mr. D Sothi Selvam
Prior to joining Balmer Lawrie, Mr. Selvam worked as General Manager of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd at Chennai, heading the Lube Operations in South India. Having global exposure, he also served as the Senior Vice President for Lanka IOC PLC at Colombo and as a Director on the Board of Ceylon Petroleum Storage and Terminals, Sri Lanka for three years.
Mr. Selvam a Chemical Engineer, is a seasoned professional with more than three decades of experience in Indian Oil Corporation Ltd where he headed teams for driving revenue generation, Productivity and Profitability through Sales & Marketing, Production Management, Supply Chain Management, Business Process Re-engineering, Material Management, Strategic Planning, Business Development, Human Resource Management and Brand Management. He is adept in managing business operations with focus on top and bottom-line performance.