World LPG Association appoints S. M. Vaidya as President
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World LPG Association appoints S. M. Vaidya as President

Shrikant Madhav Vaidya has over 34 years of extensive experience in refining & petrochemicals operations.

  • By ICN Group | December 07, 2021

The General Assembly of World LPG Association (WLPGA) has unanimously passed a resolution today appointing S M Vaidya, Chairman, IndianOil as President during the ongoing World LPG Forum at Dubai 2021.

Shrikant Madhav Vaidya is a Chemical Engineer from the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela and has over 34 years of extensive experience in refining & petrochemicals operations. He has had a decade-long association with India's largest cracker plant - the Panipat Naphtha Cracker Complex, a major driver of IndianOil's petrochemicals business - right from the drawing board stage. He is among the select technocrats in the Indian oil & gas industry who are proficient in all facets of refinery-petrochemicals integration, desirable for the sustainability of the oil & gas industry in the long-term.

Vaidya is also a Non-Executive Chairman on the Board of Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (a Subsidiary of IndianOil), Ratnagiri Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd., Indian Oiltanking Ltd., Hindustan Urvarak & Rasayan Ltd. (all three are Joint Venture Companies of IndianOil). He is also a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Petronet LNG Ltd. (a Joint Venture of IndianOil) and First Vice President of World LPG Association, Paris.

The World LPG Association (WLPGA) is the authoritative voice for the global LPG industry representing the full LPG value chain. The primary goal of the association is to add value to the sector by driving premium demand for LPG, while also promoting compliance to good business and safety practices. With over 300 members in 125 countries, the association brings together private and public companies involved in one, several or all activities of the industry, develops long-term partnerships with international organisations and implements projects on local and global scales.

The Association was established in 1987 and granted Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council in 1989.   

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