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The 9th Oil & Gas HR Round Table on “Discovering New Talent” was held on August 26 & 27, 2010 at Le Royal Meridien in Mumbai, India. The Round Table was attended by approximately 150 delegates representing different organizations from oil & gas and power sector companies. Thirty speakers brought to the forum not only diverse perspectives but also contributed to the creation of mélange of insightful information on discovering and managing new talent.

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  1. 1. CENTRE FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION University of Petroleum & Energy Studies offers an exciting MUMBAI 2010 Executive MBA www.isp.co.in - August 26 & 27, 2010, Le Royal Meridien, Mumbai Oil & Gas | Power | Aviation | Logistics & Supply Chain Management Part-time PHD Engineering/Science | Management | Legal Studies PROCEEDINGS Advantage UPES • First Indian Energy & Core sector University approved by UGC The Real Voyage of discovery consists • First Asian University with Energy programs accredited by Energy Institute, UK not in seeing new landscapes but in having new eyes. • First Indian University to implement SAP • Winner “Best Education/Training Provider” at Getenergy, UK and “Oceantex” 2008 awards Marcel Proust • DSIR recognized R&D Labs • ISO 9001-2000 certified • 15 Global software alliances Admissions Open for January 2011 Batch flexi MODE OF LEARNING Call Mr. Vikas Narula at 09810129071 or email at vnarula@upes.ac.in Marketing & Communication Office ® 3rd Floor, PHDCCI, Siri Institutional Area www.cce.upes.ac.in August Kranti Marg, New Delhi - 110016 Tel: +91 11 41730151-53 UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM & ENERGY STUDIES
  2. 2. 9th Oil & Gas HR Round Table has been possible, thanks to: Introduction The 9th Oil & Gas HR Round Table saw a significant increase in the participation from oil & gas Corporate Sponsors and power sector companies. The meeting was attended by over 150 HR professionals from over 75 companies from national, international and independent oil & gas, power companies, government & NGOs, service providers and consulting companies, which included: ŸAarvi Encon Pvt. Ltd. Ÿ Corp. Advocates & Solicitors Juris Ÿ Energy Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. Ace ŸKalpataru Power Transmission Ltd. ŸAdani Power Ltd. Ÿ Ltd. L&T ŸAfcons Infrastructure Ltd. ŸLinde Engineering Services India Pvt. Ltd. ŸAnglo Technical Recruitment Ltd. ŸLobo Staffing Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Ÿ Offshore Services Pvt. Ltd. Arya ŸMpowerEnergy Associates ŸBaker Hughes Singapore Pte. ŸNaftoGaz India Pvt. Ltd. Ÿ India BG ŸNagarjuna Oil Corporation Ltd. ŸBharat Forge Ltd. Ÿ Resources Ltd. Niko ŸBharat Oman Refineries Ltd. Ÿ India Ltd. Oil ŸBharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. Ÿ Freight Forwarders Pvt. Ltd. OM ŸServices Company Middle East Ltd. BJ ŸONGC Ltd. ŸBureau Veritas (I) Pvt. Ltd. ŸParichay Management Consultants Contents Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Cairn Energy India Pty. Ltd. Dolphin Offshore Enterprises (India) Ltd. Drive India Enterprise Solutions Ltd. Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd. Petroleum Federation of India Petronet LNG Ltd. ŸEmerson Process Management (India) Pvt. Ltd. ŸPower Grid Corp. of India Ltd. Ÿ Engineering Services Ltd. Essar ŸPricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt. Ltd. Page Ÿ Exploration & Production (I) Ltd. Essar ŸReliance Industries Ltd. Associates and Event Sponsors........................................ 1 Ÿ Oil Ltd. Essar ŸReliance Infrastructure Ltd. Introduction.............................................................................. 2 Ÿ (India) Ltd. GAIL ŸSabarmati Gas Ltd. ŸGammon India Ltd. ŸSAGA Global Consultants Program Schedule.................................................................. 3 ŸGeoEnpro Petroleum Ltd. ŸSchlumberger Asia Services Ltd. Speakers Profile....................................................................... 4 ŸGreat Offshore Ltd. Ÿ India Markets Pvt. Ltd. Shell Setting the Tone...................................................................... 12 ŸGreen Gas Ltd. ŸSimplex Infrastructures Ltd. Keynote Address..................................................................... 14 ŸGSPC Gas Co. Ltd. ŸSinghania & Co. ŸGujarat Gas Co. Ltd. ŸStrategic Projects & Technical Services Pvt. Ltd. CEOs’ Panel Discussion......................................................... 16 ŸHindustan Electricity Generation Co. Pvt. Ltd. ŸTaurus Contractors Pvt. Ltd. Session-wise Proceedings................................................... 19 ŸHindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. ŸThermax Ltd. Ÿ India Pvt. Ltd. IBM Ÿ India Pvt. Ltd. TUV The Organizers: India School of Petroleum & Energy, ŸIndianOil Corp. Ltd. Ÿ Ltd. VVF 1st Floor, 55, Community Centre, East of Kailash, New ŸIntertek India Pvt. Ltd. ŸWeatherford Academic Partner Delhi - 110 065. ŸJubilant Energy ŸWesternGeco International Ltd. ŸJubilant Enpro Pvt. Ltd. The Proceedings are conceptualized and compiled by Ms. Tanushree Sharma and formatted by The meeting was split into seven key sessions. Here is an attempt to summarize the key Mr. Vikas Narula, India School of Petroleum & Energy. discussions and action points for each session in the subsequent pages. vikas.n@isp.co.in9th Oil & Gas HR Round Table - Proceedings 01 9th Oil & Gas HR Round Table - Proceedings 02
  3. 3. Program Schedule Speakers Profile Day One Thursday, August 26, 2010 Session 4 : Search & Deployment of New & Sanjay Kaul management, boards and faculty of the university Existing Talent President towards the future industry scenarios and skills 9:30am : Registration & Welcome Tea University of Petroleum & Energy Studies set required for professionals of generation next. Session Chairman: Dr. Parag Diwan, Vice Chancellor, He is a management graduate with distinction 10:00am : Opening Address - The year that was University of Petroleum & Energy Studies Mr. Sanjay Kaul is the founder President of from St. Xaviers Institute of Management, Sanjay Kaul, President, University of Petroleum & Energy • Manoj Parmesh, Region Organization Development the University of Petroleum & Energy Studies. Mumbai and has over 23 years of professional Studies Manager, West MENA, Weatherford International Ltd. His tasks and responsibilities include experience with Chevron, Shell and PwC in the positioning of the university nationally and 10:15am : Keynote Address • Shailesh Desai, Project & Engineering Services, energy sector. globally among the stakeholders i.e. policy Regional Manager East Electrical – PELE, Shell India Mr. Kaul is also the global leader for Energy and S. Sundareshan, Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural makers, key influentials, academic and Markets Pvt. Ltd. research institutions and the industry. He Resources Practice for Deloitte in India. Gas, Govt. of India provides valuable and strategic inputs to the 10:30am : CEOs’ Panel Discussions Session 5 : Changing Face of Talent in Marketing • N.M. Borah, Chairman & Managing Director, Oil India Ltd. Session Chairman: S. Behuria, Chairman, Petroleum • Rahul Dhir, Managing Director & CEO, Cairn Energy Federation of India India Pty. Ltd. • R.K. Chaturvedi, President, Petroleum Business, • Rajeev Sonthalia, Vice President & Managing Director, Reliance Industries Ltd. S. Sundareshan Secretary of the Ministry of Petroleum and Schlumberger, Asia Services Ltd. • Kamal Tandon, Zonal Dy. General Manager, GAIL Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas from February 1, 2010. Previously, • Walter Simpson, President & Managing Director, BG India (India) Ltd. Natural Gas, Govt. of India Mr. Sundareshan was the Additional Secretary and Special Secretary in the ministry. He is an • Sunil N. Gulrajani, Marketing Manager, India & Session 1 : Changing Dimensions of Talent Mr. Sundareshan did his Master’s from the Indian Administrative Service officer of the 1976 Bangladesh, Schlumberger Oil Field Services Ltd. Bombay University and MBA from the Mix in Organizations batch Kerala cadre. 5:30pm : Summary and End of Day 1 University of Leeds, Britain. He was Chairman The 58-year-old officer has handled several Session Chairman: S. Mohan, Director (HR), Bharat of Forward Markets Commission, Govt. of important assignments in Kerala too, including Petroleum Corp. Ltd. India and held senior positions in the Day Two Friday, August 27, 2010 Principal Secretary (Revenue) and Secretary of • Lakshmi Suresh, HR Manager, India & Southwest Asia, Ministry of Finance and Commerce. the Department of Expenditure. Baker Hughes Mr. S. Sundareshan was charged as the Session 6 : Striking Gender Balance in the Sector • Yogi Sriram, Executive Vice President (HR & Administrative Services), Larsen & Toubro Ltd. Session Chairman: Deepti Sanzgiri, Executive Director (HRD), Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. • Anil Sharma, Head (Learning & Development), Essar Oil Ltd. • Lisa Silipigno-O’Brien, Personnel Manager, INM, Schlumberger Oil Field Services Ltd. N.M. Borah Geophysics. He has over 36 years of experience in Chairman & Managing Director the oil and gas exploration and production industry. Session 2 : Finance Talent – Newer Dimensions • Regina Shadle, Director (Human Resources), Asia Pacific Region, Baker Hughes Oil India Ltd. He is a member of the top level strategy team and Session Chairman: C. Ramulu, former Director (Finance), is responsible for Oil Indias foray into international Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. • P. Senthil Kumar, Director (HR & Administration), Cairn Mr. Borah holds a Bachelor’s degree in exploration activities. Previously, he held the post Energy India Pty. Ltd. Petroleum Engineering from the Indian School • V.K. Sood, Executive Director (Corporate Finance), of Group General Manager (Main Producing Area) • V.M. Kaul, Director (Personnel), Power Grid Corp. of of Mines, Dhanbad. He also holds a Post IndianOil Corp. Ltd. and General Manager (Geosciences) in the Graduate Diploma in Petroleum Prospecting • S. Varadarajan, Executive Director (Corporate Finance), India Ltd. company. He joined the Board on May 6, 2004 as and Reservoir Evaluation from the Norwegian Director (Operations) and was elevated to the Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. Institute of Technology, Trondheim, Norway. Session 7 : Innovative Ways of Managing Talent position of Chairman and Managing Director with He is associated with the Society of Petroleum Session 3 : Emerging Talent Trends in Technology (New HRM Frontiers of Leading effect from December 1, 2008. Engineers, USA and the Society of Petroleum Management including Research from the Front) Session Chairman: Rajeev Bhadauria, President (HR), Session Chairman: V.C. Agrawal, former Director (HR), Reliance ADAG IndianOil Corp. Ltd. • Srinivas Peri, Sr. Manager (Executive Hiring), IBM India • R. Suriyanarayana, Vice President (Human Resources), Rahul Dhir investment banking in the year 1994. He has Pvt. Ltd. BG India Managing Director & CEO worked at SBC Warburg, Morgan Stanley and • P.K. Devchoudhury, Chief Coordinator (BP), Oil India Ltd. Cairn Energy India Pty. Ltd. Merrill Lynch where he managed a team advising • B. Ananthakrishnan, Head (Reservoir Development), several major oil companies and a number of Cairn India Ltd. 1:00pm : Summary & Close of Conference Mr. Rahul Dhir aged 43 was born in Delhi and independent E&P companies on mergers, completed his B. Tech. from the Indian acquisitions, and capital market related issues. Institute of Technology, Delhi and later He worked as the Managing Director and co- completed his MS from the University of head of Energy and Power Investment Banking Texas at Austin; and MBA from Wharton at Merrill Lynch before joining Cairn India in Business School in Pennsylvania. May 2006. Mr. Dhir started his career as an Oil & Gas Reservoir Engineer before moving into9th Oil & Gas HR Round Table - Proceedings 03 9th Oil & Gas HR Round Table - Proceedings 04
  4. 4. Speakers Profile Speakers Profile Rajeev Sonthalia Subsequent to this assignment, he moved to Yogi Sriram Personnel Management & IR from the Tata Vice President & Managing Director Houston, USA and worked in the strategy group Executive Vice President (HR & Administrative Institute of Social Sciences, L.L.B. from the Schlumberger Asia Services Ltd. of the Drilling & Measurements division of Services), Larsen & Toubro Ltd. University of Delhi and M.B.A. in Organization Schlumberger from 2002 to 2004. He headed the Behavior from the Faculty of Management Mr. Rajeev Sonthalia took over in August Drilling & Measurements business for Mr. Yogi Sriram has over 30 years of Studies (FMS), University of Delhi. 2007. He started his career with Schlumberger Schlumberger in Kuwait, China, Korea and Japan experience in the Human Resources Mr. Sriram also has a Diploma in Training and as a Wireline Field Engineer in March 1992 in before returning to India once again in Development function, of which 17 years are Development from Indian Society for Training & offshore Mumbai. He worked in various August 2007. in leading Human Resources teams in Development. He is accredited in psychometric positions in field operations and management companies of major significance. Mr. Sonthalia has a degree in Engineering Physics testing techniques such as MBTI at NTL Maine for the Wireline business unit, in India and the He has an Honors degree in Economics from from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai US, FIRO-B and has gone through extensive United Kingdom before returning to India as Sriram College of Commerce, Masters in and a Masters degree in Business Administration training in personal counseling (Karkuff Model). HR Head of Schlumberger in 1999. from the Erasmus University in the Netherlands. Walter Simpson Engineering since 2006. He joined BG Group in Anil Sharma He has an extensive exposure to organization President & Managing Director 1999 and worked on the UK assets in Aberdeen Head (Learning & Development) re-structuring, Leadership development, Change BG India before moving to the Head Office in Reading as Essar Oil Ltd. Management, Attractive Talent and Acquisition. Head of Well Engineering in 2004. He has been One of his key strengths is to engage employees Mr. Walter Simpson is responsible for both associated with the oil and gas industry for 25 A B.Sc. Geology and Post Graduate in HR wherever he has worked. upstream/downstream business of BG in years and has worked majorly as an independent from M.S. University, Vadodara. Mr. Sharma India which also includes Indias largest operator and a large scale service provider. has over 21 years of experience with the downstream company, Gujarat Gas Co. Ltd. Energy Sector, Automobiles & Auto He holds a Masters Degree in Engineering Mr. Simpson joined the BG India team in Component and IT industry. He is known for Science from Oxford and Petroleum Engineering 2009 from BG’s Head Office, where he had his Training and Development initiatives in from Herriot Watt. been the Group’s Vice President and General the industry and building the start up Manager for Production, Operations & Well organizations. S. Mohan worked in Tata Engineering & Locomotive Co. C. Ramulu Management Issues. Director (HR) (TELCO) and Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd., (BHEL) Former Director (Finance) Mr. Ramulu is a Chartered Accountant and Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. before joining Bharat Petroleum Corporation Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. Company Secretary and a rank holder at the All Limited in 1983. India Level. Mr. Ramulu secured distinction in Mr. S. Mohan is Director (Human Resources) Mr. C. Ramulu was Director (Finance) of During his career spanning 25 years in Bharat MBA from the University of Leeds, U.K. He has on the Board of Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd., Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited Petroleum, he held key positions in the participated in various Management programs, a Fortune 500 company. (HPCL), India, till January 31, 2008 which is a Engineering and Projects functions. He was and also presented papers at National and Mr. Mohan graduated in Mechanical Fortune 500 downstream oil company with a Personnel Manager of the Eastern Region, International Conferences. Engineering from the Birla Institute of turnover of over Rs. 100,000 crores. At General Manager of the Southern Region, Technology & Science, Pilani, in 1973 and present, Mr. Ramulu is working as a Business Head of LPG, Executive Director (Human completed his MBA from the Indian Institute consultant and advises various corporations Resources Development), till his appointment to of Management, Bangalore in 1977. He on Strategic, Financial and General the Board. Lakshmi Suresh She began her career as a Marketing person and V.K. Sood He was also in-charge of HR function of HR Manager, India & Southwest Asia then moved to teaching for a year. She then Executive Director (Corporate Finance) Marketing Division from 2004 to 2006. He has a moved to Personnel & HR function and has a IndianOil Corp. Ltd. passion for development of human resources and Baker Hughes career span of over 18 years. Throughout she was keen interest in training and development Ms. Lakshmi Suresh is Manager – India & handling HR Generalist Role. Mr. V.K. Sood has over 34 years of experience activities of the Corporation inside as well as Southwest Asia for Baker Hughes, Oil Field in the Oil Industry. Presently, he is heading outside. While heading HR, initiatives like Ms. Suresh is an Economics Graduate, Post Service Company. She joined the company in Finance Department in Corporate Office Leadership Mirroring Survey and Competency Graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations & October 2008. Prior to joining Baker Hughes; which oversees finance functions of all the Mapping of senior management was undertaken Personnel Management and Masters in she was General Manager – HR for Kuoni divisions of the corporation. largely with the objective of placing right people Human Resources Development Travel Group, India. She was part of Kuoni He is a Chartered Accountant. During his in the right job. & Management. Travel Group for 13 years and held tenure, he has relentlessly pursued excellence various positions. in quality and speed of each activity.9th Oil & Gas HR Round Table - Proceedings 05 9th Oil & Gas HR Round Table - Proceedings 06
  5. 5. Speakers Profile Speakers Profile S. Varadarajan Limited in 1983, and held various stints in Pricing, Dr. Parag Diwan His specialization is in organization wide roll-outs Executive Director (Corporate Finance) Regional Finance, Management Accounting, Vice Chancellor of management solutions in terms of People Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. Corporate Planning and Head of Strategy. He University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (attitudinal training and training the trainer); served as Vice-President, Finance in Bharat Shell Technology (Technological Solutions-ERP, Mr. S. Varadarajan has completed schooling Ltd., a joint venture of BPCL and Shell. He was Dr. Diwan did his post graduation in Communication Computing, MIS) and from Don Bosco Matriculation School and Head of the Retail Business for Southern Region Chemical Engineering and Doctorate in Application Assessment (Learning and graduated in Commerce group from from July 2002 to April 2006. Currently, he is Business Administration with thesis on Application Assessment Benefit Analysis). He has Vivekananda College, Chennai, and then heading Corporate Finance for BPCL in Mumbai. “Designing and Development of an been perfected in various organizations and completed Chartered Accountancy as well as Enterprise Resource Planning System”. He especially during his seven year tenure as Dean Cost Accountancy. passed all his degree programs with & Director of Centre for Management Education He joined Bharat Petroleum Corporation top honors. at AIMA. Rajeev Bhadauria rated as one of the best coal based power Manoj Parmesh Mauritannia & Mali comprising 1800 employees President (HR) stations of the world in its category. Region Organization Development Manager and US $ 500 million in revenue. Mr. Parmesh was Reliance ADAG He has a number of credits to his account like West MENA, Weatherford International Ltd. previously the Country HR Manager for creation of the All India Contract division at Weatherford in India and has moved into his new Mr. Rajeev Bhadauria brings along with him Mr. Manoj Parmesh has done his PGCPM role three months back. Noida with 5 Regional Offices across the country; more than 2 decades of wide experience from IIM Kozhikode. He is currently working setting up of the key team at BSES Telecom that across the entire gamut of HR. He started his as Region HR & OD Manager for West MENA lay down the first Metropolitan Area Network; career in NTPC and thereafter headed the region of Weatherford International. In his privatization of Delhi and Orissa Distribution Northern region before joining BSES Ltd. in current role, Mr. Parmesh is responsible for companies and several such critical HR issues of 1995. At BSES, now known as Reliance ADAG, HR, Training/Competency and Organizational transition and transformation across the power he headed the HR of Dahanu Thermal Power planning functions for all MAGHREB and telecom space. Station during the days of its infancy, which is Countries such as Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Srinivas Peri Mr. Peri has worked with both Indian and Shailesh Desai experiences of working in different geographies, Sr. Manager (Executive Hiring) Multinational firms in various geographies. One Regional Manager East Electrical, PELE cultures and businesses including-the IBM India Pvt. Ltd. of his earlier roles was as L&D Manager with Shell India Markets Pvt. Ltd. Netherlands (mainly LNG), Muscat –Oman (EP), Adobe Systems. KL-Malaysia (various sectors). Mr. Peri holds a Masters in Psychology and Mr. Shailesh Desai has 30 years experience in Mr. Desai is very interested in sports particularly posseses a total work experience of 15 years the Oil & Gas industry. He joined Shell in cricket & rugby, however watching more than across various HR roles. 1980 after graduating in Electrical participating. His passion is travelling & He was instrumental in building teams Engineering from Nottingham University in immersing himself in the cultural atmosphere globally and across the technology and UK. Initially, he worked in Downstream Shell around ancient monuments. consulting spectrum over the last 15 years. refineries in UK for 15 years in various project and maintenance management roles. Since then he has had diverse and varied B. Ananthakrishnan since 2003. Mr. Ananthakrishnan currently heads S. Behuria Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd., besides Head (Reservoir Development) the Reservoir Development department in Chairman heading IOT Infrastructure & Energy Services Ltd., a Cairn India Ltd. Cairn Energy. Petroleum Federation of India joint venture for building and operating terminalling services for petroleum products. Mr. B. Ananthakrishnan is a post graduate in With over 35 years’ rich experience of the oil Petroleum Geology and has 20 years & gas industry, Mr. Sarthak Behuria is Under the stewardship of Mr. Behuria, IndianOil experience in the industry with 14 years in Chairman, Petroleum Federation of India transformed into a major, diversified, transnational Cairn. (PetroFed) and Advisor, Petronet LNG Ltd. For integrated energy company through strategic a five year term which ended in February initiatives across the hydrocarbon value chain, He has worked in both exploration and 2010, he was Chairman, Indian Oil Corporation including petrochemicals, and globalization of development projects in Cairn and has been Ltd. - India’s largest commercial enterprise with operations. closely associated with the Rajasthan project a 2008-09 turnover of US$62 billion. He was concurrently Chairman of a group company9th Oil & Gas HR Round Table - Proceedings 07 9th Oil & Gas HR Round Table - Proceedings 08
  6. 6. Speakers Profile Speakers Profile R.K. Chaturvedi Mr. Chaturvedi was part of the leadership team in Lisa Silipigno-O’Brien by the Society of Human Resource Management President, Petroleum Business Reliance responsible for developing the strategy Personnel Manager, INM (SHRM). Reliance Industries Ltd. for Petroleum Retail and setting up a network of Schlumberger Oil Field Services Ltd. Ms. Lisa has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil 1400 retail outlets across the country in a record Engineering Systems from the University of Mr. Rajiv Chaturvedi has 36 years of time. He has now been entrusted with the Ms. Lisa Silipigno-O’Brien is the Personnel Pennsylvania and has over 16 years of experience experience in the Petroleum Industry in India. responsibility for learning, growth & organization Manager for Schlumberger Oilfield in the Oil & Gas business. He worked with 2 State owned Oil Companies development in Petroleum Business of Reliance operations in Indian and Bangladesh. – IBP and Bharat Petroleum for different Industries. She is a certified Professional Engineer (P.E.) assignments in sales, distribution, operations in Petroleum Engineering in the United States and HR before joining Reliance Industries as and holds a Senior Human Resource Chief Operating Officer. Professional (SHRP) certification recognized Kamal Tandon products with two of India’s outstanding public P. Senthil Kumar Personnel Management and Industrial Relations Zonal Dy. General Manager sector enterprises (GAIL and IPCL). His technical Director (HR & Administration) from Xavier Labor Relations Institute (XLRI), GAIL (India) Ltd. background has extensively involved him with Cairn Energy India Pty. Ltd. Jamshedpur and a Bachelor’s degree in production teams of the companies in Technology (Chemical Engineering). Mr. Kamal Tandon is a B.E. (Chemical) from formulating policies for management of Mr. P. Senthil Kumar began his career as Department of Chemical Engineering & production of the products, production planning production engineer at ICI. He has been with Technology, Punjab University, Chandigarh and ensuring the product meets with all the Cairn India since January 2005. He is and MBA in Marketing from Narsee Monjee quality. responsible for strategic decision making in Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. the areas of HR policy, compensation Mr. Tandon posseses 25 years of work planning, recruitment and performance experience in the field of marketing of management in the organization. Natural Gas, Polymers and Petrochemical Mr. Kumar holds a Post Graduate in Sunil N. Gulrajani respectively. During his various stints, Mr. Regina Shadle Europe, Africa, Russia & the Caspian based out of Marketing Manager, India & Bangladesh Gulrajani has been exposed to client-focused Director (Human Resources), Asia Pacific Aberdeen, Scotland. In addition to her core Schlumberger Oil Field Services Ltd. responsibilities, technology promotion, and responsibilities, she facilitated the development Region, Baker Hughes developing Marketing & Sales teams across all of BHI’s Corporate Diversity & Inclusion efforts Mr. Sunil Gulrajani’s career in the Oil & Gas disciplines in the Upstream E&P business. Ms. Regina L. Shadle (Kuala Lumpur, which was launched in 2009. Ms. Shadle joined sector spans over 16 years, all of which are Malaysia) is currently engaged in an Baker Hughes in 2005 as the lead Human Mr. Gulrajani’s current responsibility focuses on with Schlumberger. He commenced in a expatriate assignment for Baker Hughes Resources Manager for the Chemical Division’s strategically positioning Schlumberger’s Research and Development function at Tulsa, incorporated and serves as the company’s Manufacturing & Support Functions based in technology portfolio in India, Bangladesh & Sri USA and subsequently diversified into a Director of Human Resources for Asia Pacific, Texas. Lanka. Immediately prior to his current series of Marketing and Team Management based out of Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Prior to assignment, Mr. Gulrajani was the Global Sales responsibilities at Aberdeen, UK, Port her current assignment, she served as the Manager for Schlumberger’s Completions Harcourt, Nigeria, and Paris, France, Chemical Division’s Talent Manager for segment, based in Houston, USA. Deepti Sanzgiri has also been trained in creativity techniques by V.M. Kaul Mr. Kaul has over 35 years of work experience. He Executive Director (HRD) Prof. Pradeep Khandwala, faculty IIM (Ahmedabad). Director (Personnel) has worked in NTPC and EIL before joining Ms. Sanzgiri has had varied experience in the Power Grid Corp. of India Ltd. POWERGRID in 2002. Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. Finance function holding several important Ms. Deepti Sanzgiri is a Chartered Mr. V. M. Kaul is a first class Bachelor of portfolios like Management Accounting, Pricing Accountant, a trained behavioral trainer and Mechanical Engineering from IIT, Delhi with and Commercial and Treasury Management. a certified Master Coach in Organization MBA Degree from IGNOU. He is holding the Before taking over as ED (HRD) in BPCL, Learning Methodology by Innovation post of Director (Personnel) in POWERGRID she was heading Strategy and Associates USA, and trained in Performance since March 16, 2009 and has previously held Finance functions in Retail Coaching by Sir John Whitmore of the position of Executive Director (Human SBU of BPCL. Performance Consultants, UK. Ms. Sanzgiri Resource), in-charge of Private Investment and has had a wide experience in training. She Business Development and Corporate Planning.9th Oil & Gas HR Round Table - Proceedings 09 9th Oil & Gas HR Round Table - Proceedings 10
  7. 7. Speakers Profile Setting the Tone V.C. Agrawal Roorkee, Mr. Agrawal also has a Masters Degree The 9th Oil & Gas HR Round Table on “Discovering New Former Director (HR) in Electrical Power. He has more than three Talent” was held on August 26 & 27, 2010 at IndianOil Corp. Ltd. decades experience of working in various Le Royal Meridien in Mumbai, India. The Round Table was Technical and Human Resource Management Mr. V.C. Agrawal was the former Director attended by approximately 150 delegates representing different functions. He is credited with aiding IndianOil (Human Resources) on the Board of IndianOil organizations from oil & gas and power sector companies. Thirty evolve as learning and knowledge-centric Corporation Ltd. since August 2005. IndianOil organization, facilitating the alignment of speakers brought to the forum not only diverse perspectives but is a Fortune 500 company and is India’s No.1 employee goals with its Corporate Vision of also contributed to the creation of mélange of insightful business organization in terms of turnover. emerging as a major, diversified, integrated information on discovering and managing new talent. He holds additional charge as Director – In- energy company. charge, IBP Division of IndianOil. The format of the Round Table primarily consisted of a CEOs’ An Electrical Engineer and an alumnus of IIT- panel discussion followed by the presentations delivered by Sanjay Kaul, President, UPES senior HR practitioners on issues associated with the discovery of new talent and gender diversity in oil & gas sector. The Round Table was structured around seven sessions, each distinct in focus. The Round Table observed effective exchange of experiences and ideas on new talent dynamics & R. Suriyanarayana the Group’s technical centre. He was responsible strategies and also helped participants to gain insights into the ways to develop organizational initiatives Vice President (Human Resources) for resourcing of key technical talent globally and for acquiring and managing the “talent of tomorrow.” Thereafter, ensued serious and sincere dialogues BG India also instituted ‘parenting’ processes for more effective talent management across the group. concerning the gender imbalance in the oil & gas industry. The discussion lead to the collective realization Mr. R. Suriyanarayana is responsible for Mr. Suriyanarayana returned to BG India in of the need and added impetus to the meager intent and efforts made in the direction of restoring the leading the Human Resources function for August 2008 and is currently based in Mumbai. imbalance. BG Assets in India. In his inaugural address Mr. Sanjay Kaul, President, University of Petroleum & Energy Studies and the He joined BG India in December 2004. He Program Director welcomed the audience to the 9th Oil & Gas HR Round Table, the annual industry event served as BG India’s HR Director for two years before being seconded to the Group’s that ISPe has been successfully staging for the past nine years. Headquarters in the UK. In the UK, Detailing the theme and the scheme of the Round Table he said, “The entire theme this year is actually a Mr. Suriyanarayana was based at BG Advance, derivative of what we have been projecting in the last 8 to 9 years. We have looked at organizational transformations; we have looked at optimization; we have looked at competency driven HR systems; we have looked at leveraging outsourcing, talent management and talent portfolio management and last year it was very interesting, I must compliment my industry colleague in Cairn India, Mr. P. Senthil Kumar who P.K. Devchoudhury processing of contracts including a stint of about brought in the element of generation next leaders under his program directorship last year.” Chief Coordinator (BP) 5 years in offshore operation in Bay of Bengal. Oil India Ltd. From 2004, he has been associated in the Referring to the continuous talk of new talent and enquiring as to what is new about the talent he said, transformation process undertaken by Oil India “New word has been used so many times that we would like to pause for a while and try and define Mr. Devchoudhury is a Chemical engineer as Breakthrough Performance Project to enable it and that is the attempt that has been made in this one and half day.” from Benaras Hindu University in 1976. After the company to become a learning organization. completion of first year of M. Tech. in the Presently, he is the Chief Coordinator of the Having expressed gratitude to the members of steering committee for their advice and guidance Mr. Kaul same university, he joined Oil India Ltd. in CORAL (Centre of Reflection and Learning) and presented to the audience a vivid picture of the events and happenings that brought the oil & gas industry 1977 as Drilling Engineer Trainee. He has a also heading the Task force for preparation of the under spot light the previous year. “This year has been a serious year.” He said and added, “However, long experience of 33 years in hydrocarbon XII Five Year Plan (2012-13 to 2016-17) for the shadows are perhaps more than the great big stories.” sector in different capacities, mostly in company as the Chief Coordinator. materials management, procurement and He started the count with BP oil spill that as per him got advertised very well and wondered how many companies in the world have wherewithal like BP to manage the contingency of that scale. Trying to heed the signal given by last year he said, “We need to fly a little more carefully in the way we are exploring Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage The most exciting place to discover talent and looking for oil and developing it.” to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads. is in yourself. Moving on to the next event he said, “Gas in India received This year has been a serious year. a boost from governance angle because of Reliance, Anil Erica Jong Ashleigh Brilliant However, shadows are perhaps more than the and Mukesh Ambani’s dispute. I think that was a saga that great big stories. unraveled a lot of things. Ministerial panels were set up; not only the gas prices were determined but also a lot of confusion as to whose asset is it anyway was answered.”9th Oil & Gas HR Round Table - Proceedings 11 9th Oil & Gas HR Round Table - Proceedings 12

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