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Murali Madhavan is appointed executive director of India’s BPCL-Kochi Refinery
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Murali Madhavan has been appointed unit head of BPCL-Kochi Refinery effective 1 January 2019. As executive director of the Kochi Refinery, he will lead the largest public sector refinery in India.

Prior to this appointment, Madhavan was executive director (Refinery Operations) of Kochi Refinery.

A chemical engineer from the Government College of Engineering, Thrissur and a Management Graduate from SP Jain Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, Madhavan began his career in Cochin Refineries Limited in 1985.

He has worked in various departments of Kochi Refinery including Projects, Operations, Process, and Marketing. He led the technical team that conceptualized the Integrated Refinery Expansion Project (IREP). Later, he headed the team that successfully and safely commissioned IREP units. IREP was the largest project in Kerala.

His immediate challenges will be the successful commissioning of the process units under the Propylene Derivative Petrochemical Project (PDPP) which is the first phase of the Petro Chemical initiatives of BPCL in Kochi and drive the Phase – II, Polyol Petrochemical Project.

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