CITGO appoints Bhogal-Mitro as VP, Strategic & Corporate Planning
CITGO President and Chief Executive Officer Carlos Jordá announced the appointment of Balvy Bhogal-Mitro as vice president, Strategic and Corporate Planning, effective June 1, 2021. In her new role, Bhogal-Mitro will be responsible for strategic planning and alignment, capital planning, corporate issues and new business development, and the company’s energy transition strategy. She will report directly to Jordá.
“With issues surrounding the energy transition gaining increasing significance in our industry, Balvy will play a central role in helping craft our strategy and decision-making as we tackle the new challenges and opportunities of an evolving energy sector,” Jordá said.
Bhogal-Mitro most recently served as assistant vice president, Strategic and Corporate Planning, where she was also instrumental in helping the CITGO secure new debt and refinance existing debt, as well as regularly provide economic and market analyses for investors and other key stakeholders. Prior to CITGO, she held positions in process engineering, operations, economics and planning, and capital investments at Lyondell-CITGO Refining, L.P., Koch Refining and Shell Canada Products, Ltd.
She holds an MBA from the University of Houston and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
“Through her dedication, insight and intellect Balvy has made important contributions to CITGO,” Jordá said, “and in her new position she will help ensure that CITGO thrives in a new era for the industry.”
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, U.S.A., CITGO Petroleum Corporation is a recognized leader in the U.S. refining industry with a well-known brand. CITGO operates three refineries located in Lake Charles, Louisiana.; Lemont, Illinois; and Corpus Christi, Texas. The company wholly and/or jointly owns 42 terminals, six pipelines and three lubricants blending and packaging plants. With approximately 3,400 employees and a combined crude capacity of approximately 769,000 barrels-per-day (bpd), CITGO is ranked as the fifth largest, and one of the most complex independent refiners in the United States. CITGO transports and markets transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals and other industrial products and supplies a network of approximately 4,500 locally owned and operated branded retail outlets, all located east of the Rocky Mountains. CITGO Petroleum Corporation is owned by CITGO Holding, Inc.