Lt. Col. (Retd.) Chatapuram Swaminathan Shankar, is a Chemical Engineer and has served Indian Oil Corporation Limited for 37 years. He retired as its Executive Director, and during his tenure had headed various verticals within the organisation, viz., Aviation, LPG, Director Secretariat, Petrochemicals, Corporate Training & Development, Planning and Co-ordination, Law and Quality control.
Concurrently, Lt. Col. Shankar was commissioned in the Indian Territorial Army as an Officer in 1983 and had been an active soldier for over 30 years. He had headed Battalion in relief and rescue operations during the Gujarat earthquake, Odisha super cyclone, Andaman’s tsunami and various other critical operations of national importance.
A passionate trainer and motivational speaker Lt. Col. Shankar has presented technical papers at various National and International forums. Lt. Col. Shankar is a director of MPL since May 2019 and is also a Director of Tamilnadu Petroproducts Limited.
Mr. Govindarajan Dattatreyan Sharma, 66, a Post Graduate in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, is a Senior HR Professional with over 40 years of experience across industry verticals. He has held senior positions and led HR function in various corporates such as BGR Energy Systems, Larsen & Toubro, Vedanta (Sterlite) Group, SRA Systems, E.I.D. Parry and SPIC.
At present he is Principal Consultant, Beeline HR Advisory, his own HR & Management Consulting Firm, advising major organisations, institutions and individuals on managing growth and helping them realize their potential. His clientele include industries in various sectors such as logistics, automobile, engineering, cosmetics & fragrances, sugar & chemicals, cement, engineering & construction project management, oil & gas, water & utilities, thermal power, coal imports, fertilizers & chemicals.
Currently, he advices on various issues & subjects such as CEO & Leadership Advisory, Vision-Mission & Alignment, Values Clarification & Articulation, Cultural Transformation, Organization Restructuring, Compensation & Benefits Study and Rationalization, Work Study, Manpower Allocation & utilisation, De-Layering, Formulation of HR Policies & Processes, Talent Assessment & Management, Leadership development & Potential Assessment, Management Development and Training, Trade union management & Negotiations, Mentoring & Counselling, Post-merger Change management, Design & implementation of CSR policies & projects, etc.
Mr. Sharma is a well-respected HR veteran, with rich experience in the complete spectrum of the human resources functions across varied business segments. He has had exposure to multi-national mergers and acquisitions, cross-cultural change management, large scale integration facilitation skills and the like. He has designed and successfully implemented management and leadership development initiatives across the enterprise and is well-versed in strategically aligning HR with Business.
Mr. Sharma also plays an active roles in Education/Academia and Training and is associated as Advisor, Adjunct Faculty, Visiting Faculty and Mentor with prestigious B-Schools and leading Business houses. He was the first industry professional to speak about Personal Branding in 2004 and is a much sought- after trainer, speaker, rapporteur, facilitator and moderator in professional,
social and cultural circles.
Mr. Sharma has won many Awards and Distinctions. He was the Best Outgoing Student of the 1979 batch of M.A (PM & IR) at TISS and a Gold Medalist. His other Awards include Rotary Foundation Group Study Exchange Fellowship in1985; Fellowship of AOTS in 1996; Leadership Excellence Award from ITM University in 2006; Lifetime Achievement Award by HR Sangam in 2016 and HR caucus in 2018.
Mr. Sharma is a Director in Manali Petrochemicals Limited, Tamilnadu Petroproducts Limited and Mercantile Ventures Limited. He is a Chairman of Nomination and Remuneration Committee of MPL and TPL and member of Audit Committee and Stakeholders Relationship Committee of MPL and TPL. He joined MPL Board in February 2018.