BPCL appoints G. Krishnakumar as chairman and MD
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BPCL appoints G. Krishnakumar as chairman and MD

G. Krishnakumar has taken over as the chairman and managing director of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL).

An Electrical Engineer from NIT (erstwhile Regional Engineering College), Tiruchirapalli ,and a Masters in Financial Management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, Krishnakumar is an Industry veteran with diverse leadership experience across business and functional domains in his 36-year journey at BPCL.

Prior to his elevation to the board, as the head of BPCL’s Lubricants business, he spearheaded MAK brand’s aggressive growth in the domestic and international markets, and in the expansion of the product portfolio to cover new and emerging industrial, agricultural, passenger and commercial vehicle segments.

Krishnakumar was at the core of BPCL’s pioneering work in revolutionising the downstream fuel retailing industry in India, leading the organisation’s customer-centric forays in convenience retailing and premium fuels. He has developed and nurtured winning brands like Petro Card, SmartFleet ,Speed, In & Out, which have been significant contributors to BPCL’s differentiated customer value proposition in the marketplace, reinforcing the Pure for Sure customer promise.

His extensive contributions to marketing are matched by the pragmatic role he has played in the domain of human resources (HR). As executive director (HRD), he brought a transformation in skilling and leadership development in the organisation, future proofing BPCL in the face of the emerging challenges and the paradigm shifts in the business landscape.

He is also an avid quizzer, a voracious reader, a passionate cricket fan and a golfer.