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Our Founder & Principal Consultant

Ashok Dhar

Ashok Dhar is former President of Petroleum Business in Refining and Marketing division of Reliance Industries Limited. He has served on the boards of 8 international companies in “Hydro Carbon Sector”, including being Director In-charge of GAPCO Mauritius. He has earlier worked in leadership roles in India and abroad with SHELL, Dabhagh Group and Indian Oil.

He is an honors graduate in Chemical Engineering, an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur & NIT Srinagar.

He was a member of Auto Fuel & Vision 2025 Committe of Govt. of India and has served on the sub-committees for refining and R&D in Hydro Carbon Sector of th 12th Five Year Plan for India. He is also-

1. Former Member of Petroleum Sectional Committee of Bureau of Indian Standards, India.

2. Former Member of Economics, Policy and Public Perceptions Task Force of PetroFed (Petroleum Federation of India).

3. Former Visiting Distinguished Fellow , Observer Research Foundation, India , a leading independent think tank that develops and publishes public policy proposals in the areas of energy, economy, security, politics and governance.He set up the Kolkata chapter of Observer Research Foundation and steered it as its founding Director from 2013 to 2018 .

4. Ex founder member of Corporate Advisory Committee of SolBridge International Business School, Daejeon, South Korea.

In his over 35 years of service in Energy sector, Ashok has held wide ranging roles in General Management, International Trading, Strategic and Policy Planning, Mergers and Acquisitions, Marketing and Technical Services in India, Middle East and Africa. 

He is widely travelled and has addressed World Fuel Conferences in Singapore, Dubai, Beijing, Houston, San Francisco, San Diego, New Delhi etc., to help create better understanding of issues facing Energy sector in developing economies.

Sharing dias with Mr. Richard Verma, US Ambassadar to India and Ms. Helen Lefav Counsel General in Kolkata, during Pan Asian Connectivity Conference

Receiving award at IFQC & HARTEnergy function

In conversation with Mr. Jayaram Ramesh, Former Union Minister of Environment, regarding climate change negotiations

Felicitation by Dr. Macharia, CEO GAPCO Group, East Africa for steering turn-around of GAPCO group 

Adressing  11th Petro India conference on Energy Conservation and future Scenario

At launch of the Book, “Getting India Back on Track: An Action Agenda on Reform”

With Japanese Ambassadar to India, Mr Takeshi Yagi discussing Indo-Japanese bilateral trade 

Keynote speaker at Jacob’s Petcoke Conferences in Goa, Dubai, Hongkong and special address on Petcoke-Trash or Treasure in San Diego 

At Dun & Bradstreet award function 

Inaugurate of conference on Mobility planning in Indian cities

Delivering keynote address on planning for mobility in future at conference in Kolkata

Adressing  15th Petro India conference on Energy Conservation and future Scenario