Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL), the country’s ‘best performing’ Maharatna Public Sector Undertaking and the second largest energy PSU in India, has announced the appointment of Sukhmal Jain as Director (Marketing) on Tuesday.
Prior to his elevation to the board, Jain was the Executive Director In-charge (Marketing Corporate) in the Corporate Office and before that he was the head of Gas Business Unit.
With a graduation degree in Mechanical Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering and MBA from SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, he has held several leadership positions in Retail, LPG and Gas verticals in his 35 years with the company.
In his career of over three decades, he has been actively involved in industry defining initiatives, like ‘Give it Up’ campaign and Pradhan Mantri Ujjawala Yojana, in LPG Business, and has successfully navigated the Strategy and Loyalty Programs in Retail Business.
Jain is also the Chairman of Goa Natural Gas (GNGPL). Earlier, he was the Chairman of Central UP Gas (CUGL) and Director on the board of Bharat Gas Resources (BGRL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of BPCL which has recently merged with BPCL.
Under his leadership, Gas BU played an increasingly important role in supporting the Government's aim of developing India as a gas-based economy, which augurs widespread economic prosperity, while also reducing the nation’s dependence on oil imports and contributing to reduction in carbon emissions.