Session Chairperson

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    S.M.Vaidya, Executive Director (Operations), Refinery HQ, IOCL

    • • Graduated in Chemical Engineering from NIT Rourkela, and Diploma In Business Management
    • • Joined Indian Oil Corporation Limited in 1987 and worked in various positions at Panipat Refinery and was involved in the commissioning and stabilization of the Panipat Refinery Units
    • • Project Process at Refinery Headquarters Delhi for Panipat Naphtha Cracker
    • • Involvement in the commissioning and stabilization of the Units of Panipat Naphtha Cracker comprising of Naphtha Cracker /Polymer Units and MEG unit
    • • Head of Mathura Refinery
    • • Presently Executive Director (Operations) IOCL Refinery Headquarters New Delhi
    • • In June 2019 has been selected as Director (Refineries) of Indian Oil Corporation Limited
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    S.N.Pandey, MD, CPCL

    Shri.S.N.Pandey, has assumed charge as Managing Director, Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited effective 01.02.2018. He is a B. Tech - Chemical from IIT – Kanpur – 1983 and MBA from University of Ljubljana, (Slovenia) – 1998.

    He has more than 33 years of experience in Oil industry. Prior to joining CPCL, Shri.S.N.Pandey was Executive Director (Optimisation), Indian Oil Corporation Limited, responsible for the planning of supply chain including economics of infrastructure. He has extensive experience in Operations, Technical Services, Shipping and International Trade.

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    Partha Ghosh, Executive Director Optimization

    Mr. Partha Ghosh is a graduate in Chemical Engineering and has Master’s Degree in Marketing Management. He has more than 30 years of experience in Petroleum Refineries and Integrated Petrochemicals complexes.

    Mr. Ghosh is now posted at corporate office of Indian Oil at New Delhi and is responsible for the Supply Chain Optimisation of the organisation.

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    Sanjiv Garg, MD, Pipavav Railway Corporation Ltd

    Earlier assignments: Chief Operations Manager & Chief Commercial Manager, Northern Railway; Advisor (Safety), Railway Board; Divisional Railway Manager, East Coast Railway; Executive Director, Rail Vikas Nigam Limited. Initiated large scale infrastructure expansion works which resulted in doubling of freight loading capacity on Khurda Road division, and implemented institution of “Gate Mitra” which drastically reduced unmanned level crossing accidents as also consequential accidents and casualties.
    MA Economics, Delhi School of Economics; MBA, MDI, Gurgaon; Diploma in Multimodal Transport Management, Belgium; Chevening Gurukul Scholar at London School of Economics and Political Science; M.Phil (Social Science). Fellow, Institute of Rail Transport; Vice Chairman, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport – India and earlier its Secretary General. Member, IIC since 2008 and Member, House Committee, IIC (2009-11).
    Author of research publications including articles in Railway Gazette International (2008), Rail Transport Journal (2017), and India Infrastructure Report- 2009 (OUP); speaker at international conferences (Singapore, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, London, Manila, Hong Kong, Mauritius, Geneva, Illinois, Montreal etc.), and several international conferences within India. Recipient of Railway Minister’s Gold Medal and General Manager’s Award.
    Currently also the Vice Chairman (Corporate Affairs), Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport – India.

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    Saurabh Bakliwal, MD & Partner, BCG

    Saurabh Bakliwal is a Managing Director & Partner in the Gurgaon office of The Boston Consulting Group. He is a core member of the Industrial Goods, Public Sector and Operations Practice Areas.

    Saurabh has deep experience in the Infrastructure sector with both Public sector and Private sector clients across Ports, Airports, Shipping, Ship Building, Engineering and on a range of topics such as Operations, PPP, Commercialization, Project feasibility assessment, Investor Outreach and Owners Capability. Saurabh also has led several Large Scale Transformation and client capability buildings programs.