BPCL elevates G Krishnakumar as CMD

BPCL elevates G Krishnakumar as CMD

Krishnakumar is an Industry veteran with diverse leadership experience across businesses and functional domains in his 36-year journey at BPCL.

  • By ICN Bureau | March 18, 2023

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has appointed G. Krishnakumar, currently serving as the Executive Director, as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of the company.

Krishnakumar is an Industry veteran with diverse leadership experience across businesses and functional domains in his 36-year journey at BPCL.   He has been at the core of BPCL’s pioneering work in revolutionising the downstream fuel retailing industry in the country. He has lead the organisation’s customer-centric ventures into convenience retailing, premium fuels and also been the one to introduce new tech and digital initiatives in the company, a first in the Indian Oil Industry.

“Krishnakumar has developed and nurtured winning brands like Petro Card, SmartFleet, Speed, In & Out, which have been significant contributors to BPCL’s differentiated customer value proposition in the marketplace, reinforcing the Pure for Sure customer promise," the company said in a media release.

Prior to his elevation to the board, as the head of BPCL’s Lubricants business, he spearheaded brand MAK’s aggressive growth in the domestic and international markets, and in the expansion of the product portfolio to cover new and emerging industrial, agricultural, passenger and commercial vehicle segments. He also championed the expansion of the service dimension of the MAK brand - MAK Quik, for quick oil change for 2-wheelers which has since been adopted by millions of customers.

He is an Electrical Engineer from NIT (erstwhile Regional Engineering College), Tiruchirapalli and has done his Masters in Financial Management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.

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