Mr. M.S. Ramachandran was appointed as Independent Director of the Company in December, 2011. He is also Chairman of Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and Member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Company.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has held numerous senior positions in the Indian energy sector. He has extensive corporate and operational experience spanning over 35 years with Indian Oil Corporation Limited, where he started as a Management Trainee in 1969 and, eventually left as chairman of the board in 2005. During his tenure, Indian Oil grew to become the leading Indian corporate in the Fortune 'Global 500' listing.
He also served as the Executive Director of the Oil Coordination Committee of India's Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. He has been on the board as Non-Executive Director for a number of companies and has also acted in an advisory capacity to organizations including BHP Billiton India, Chevron Business Development, Inc. etc.
He is currently on the Boards of Ester Industries Ltd., GOCL Corporation Limited, Supreme Petrochem Limited, Gulf Oil Lubricants India Limited, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Limited, Houghton International Inc. (USA), Infrastructure India PLC. (Isle of Man) and SOS Children's Villages of India.