Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

Shri Rajan K Pillai
Rajan K. Pillai, is the Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Limited (ISPRL), pioneer in the field of underground crude oil storages in India.
Mr. Pillai started his career as a Management Trainee in 1978, at the Visakh Refinery of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited. He holds the position of an Executive Director with HPCL and has vast experience in refinery maintenance, refinery projects, project purchase and business development.
Prior to joining ISPRL, as the Project Head of HPCL TOTAL JV, Mr. Pillai was involved in the formation South Asia LPG Company Private Limited, a Joint Venture between HPCL and TOTAL of France. Later, as Deputy CEO SALPG he was responsible for the execution of the LPG Cavern

project which is the first underground cavern storage project in the country and is also one of the deepest underground rock caverns in the world. It is also India’s largest LPG storage facility. The cavern was constructed, through vertical shafts only and has been acclaimed as a marvel of engineering.
Mr. Pillai was specially picked up on deputation to head ISPRL because of his rich experience in underground rock cavern storage facilities.  
As CEO & MD - ISPRL, Mr. Pillai is responsible for the execution of the ISPRL projects which involve creation of the largest underground cavities in the country and approx. 30 kms. of tunneling. His current focus is to undertake the most daunting task of generating resources for filling up the caverns with crude oil which currently would require approx. Rs.25,145/-crores.
Mr. Pillai is an avid reader and has a passion for photography.
He holds B-Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering from BHU and a Master of Engineering degree in Energy Planning and Policy from the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok.

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