Oil India Limited
Chairman and Managing Director
Dr. Ranjit Rath, an alumnus of IIT Bombay & IIT Kharagpur, is currently leading Oil India Limited, India’s oldest National E&P Company as the Chairman & Managing Director and Numaligarh Refinery Limited as the Chairman. Dr. Rath is a recipient of the prestigious National Geosciences Award from the Hon`ble President of India for 2016. Dr. Rath has also been bestowed the Distinguished Alumnus Award (DAA) of IIT Kharagpur for the year 2022. A Geoscientist with impeccable experience and expertise of more than 25 years in the field of geosciences, Dr. Rath, prior to joining at the helm of affairs of Oil India Limited, was the Chairman cum Managing Director of Mineral Exploration & Consultancy Limited, India and also held additional charge of the Director General of Geological Survey of India, Chief Executive Officer of Khanij Bidesh India Limited; Managing Director of Bharat Gold Mines Limited. Dr. Rath has a rich portfolio of diverse roles spanning from strategy formulation, business development and upstream asset management to application of geosciences & exploration geology in several important projects including creation of Strategic Petroleum Reserves, a first of its kind initiative of Govt. of India entailing underground rock caverns for strategic storage of crude oil - An intervention towards Energy Security. Dr. Rath is leading the next phase of growth of Oil India Limited with a focus on driving Production Volumes and realizing full potential through cutting edge technology solutions, robust assurance frameworks and leveraging business partnerships.