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Dr. R.K. Malhotra entrusted additional charge as Chairman, Indian Oil

June 3, 2014

Dr. Malhotra has more than 37 years of research experience in the downstream petroleum sector, leading research at the R%7ED Centre of IndianOil in areas such as refining technologies, lubricant technologies, alternative energy, bio-technology, nanotechnology and gasification. He has 185 research papers to his credit and holds 34 patents (India %7E abroad).

During his tenure, IndianOil - R%7ED received several National and International recognitions including HART Energy Global Award (2012), SCOPE Meritorious Award (2010-11), World Petroleum Congress (WPC) Award (2008), PETROFED Innovator of the Year Award (2008) %7E CSIR Science %7E Technology Award (2009) among others.

A Mechanical Engineer from IIT, BHU and Ph.D. (Energy Studies) from IIT, Delhi, Dr. Malhotra is also the Non-Executive Chairman of Indocat Pvt. Limited, a JV company of India Oil and Intercat, USA. He is also Board Member of Lubrizol India, a JV Company of IndianOil %7E Lubrizol USA and a member of the Oil Industry Development Board (OIDB).

He has been bestowed with Rudolf A. Erren Award (2012) by the International Association of Hydrogen Energy (IAHE) for his contribution to Hydrogen research. He also received "Global Excellence Award" for demonstrating excellence in Renewable energy sector (2013) and IIT-BHU Alumni Award for Excellence in the field of R%7ED in 2012.

IndianOil is the leading Indian corporate in the Fortune 'Global 500' listing, ranked at the 88th position. It straddles across the entire hydrocarbon value chain - from refining, pipeline transportation and marketing of petroleum products to exploration %7E production of crude oil %7E gas, marketing of natural gas and petrochemicals. IndianOil has been meeting nation's energy demands for over half a century. With a corporate vision to be the Energy of India, IndianOil closed the year 2013-14 with the income from operations at Rs. 4,73,210 crore and a net profit of Rs. 7,019 crore.

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Source: Global Data Point

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