Avinash Verma, assumed charge as Managing Director of OPaL from 15th April 2019. He succeeds Avinash Joshi, IAS, whose tenure was over. Avinash Verma has close to four decades of experience in the field of petrochemical and hydrocarbon sector focusing on sales, business development, team leadership, organization building, strategy formulation & implementation, driving business growth & profitability.
Prior to his appointment as MD-OPaL, he was working as Executive Director, Petrochemicals with Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOCL), a globally recognised, fortune 500 company. Verma has been associated with IOCL since 1983, in various positions in Oil & Gas and Petrochemical marketing. Verma also piloted the launch of its Petrochemicals business.
Verma is well known in the country’s Petrochemical industry and has been closely working with various Government-recognised bodies. He was on the Board of Directors of Indian Synthetic Rubber Pvt Ltd. and oversees responsibilities as the Vice President of Chemical & Petrochemical Manufacturers Association. He is also the Co-Chairman of Chemicals & Petrochemical Industry Committee in FCCI.
Verma is a Mechanical Engineering Graduate of 1982 batch from G.S. Institute of Technology & Science, Indore, and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon.