Castrol India Limited has announced the appointment of Sandeep Sangwan as managing director effective 1 January 2020. Sangwan will succeed Omer Dormen who will move into another role to lead Castrol’s business in Europe, also effective 1 January 2020, after a successful tenure of four years in India.
Sangwan has a prolific career extending more than 29 years and brings extensive business, sales and marketing expertise with him. He is currently based in the UK as programme director, leading a major transformation programme in BP Lubricants and has been instrumental in embedding the new lubricants operating model across the business.
Sangwan joined BP in 2012 as a part of the Castrol innoVentures team and subsequently worked in Europe and Africa as regional marketing director and as the North Europe sales director.
Commenting on the announcement, R. Gopalakrishnan, chairperson of Castrol India Board said, “Omer Dormen has been instrumental in changing the trajectory of the Castrol India business over the last four years and leading the company in making noteworthy progress against key parameters of business performance, resulting in profitable volume growth. Our best wishes are with him as he takes on his next assignment with Castrol heading the business in Europe. On behalf of the board, I warmly welcome Sandeep Sangwan to the Castrol India team.”
“It has been a huge honour to serve Castrol India alongside so many great people, internally and externally, who have generously supported me in successfully delivering the strategic business priorities and setting new industry benchmarks, while upholding our core values. I am confident that Sandeep will continue to drive Castrol India’s growth agenda and lead the business to greater heights in this advanced mobility era,” Dormen said.
The appointment was approved by the Board at the meeting held on 23 October. Both leaders will work very closely over the next few months to facilitate a smooth transition.