About EIL

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Board of directors
EIL Management
  • Chairman & Managing Director
  • Functional Directors
  • Non-Executive Directors
  • Chief Vigilance Officer
Shri Sanjay Gupta

Shri Sanjay Gupta is the Chairman & Managing Director of our Company. He is also holding the additional charge of Director (Finance). An Engineering graduate from IIT Roorkee, Shri Gupta has about 35 years of experience in the company ranging from Planning to Implementation of Mega Grassroots Projects in the Refineries and Petrochemical Sector.  He is associated with some landmark initiatives for the company, wherein, he led the implementation of the first ever OBE Project in the Hydrocarbon Sector which opened up the avenues of several OBE and Cost + contracts in the industry with various clients. This mode of Implementation has become extremely popular as it provides a win-win solution for the Owner, wherein, it allows EPC benefits to accrue to the Owner at EPCM costs.

During the past 3 years, he has been instrumental in securing major overseas Projects for the company including the 25 MMTPA Grassroots Integrated Refinery cum Petrochemical Project for the Dangote Group in Nigeria, where EIL has been retained as EPCM contractor. This is the single largest EPCM contract signed by EIL hitherto.  This Project is likely to play a significant role in serving the supplies from Indian shores additionally. Success from OMAN, where EIL is PMC for a mega Petrochemical Complex have also been secured during this period.  As part of a Strategic initiatives, an engineering office has been opened up for Abu Dhabi on a mega scale for catering to the Middle East Market.  Significant successes from this office have started pouring in.

Is leading several suo-motto studies for optimization, energy improvement, value addition and laying foot prints of mega grassroots Petrochemical Complexes to serve the domestic market. Significant amount of this work is in ‘Sync’with the Make’in India’ ‘do in India’ campaign of the Government.

Mr. Ajay Narayan Deshpande is the Director (Technical) of our Company. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Nagpur University and a Master’s Degree in Systems & Management from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, securing the first rank in both the programs. He has worked in various capacities of our Company over the past 35 years, including oil and gas, refinery and petrochemicals sector, covering the functions of process design/development, research and development, plant operations and safety, heat & mass transfer, environmental engineering, specialist materials and maintenance services and information technology in the Technology Division.

He has exposure of working in Projects Division also. He has been responsible for the business growth and technology initiatives of the Company and was also responsible for meeting the company’s targets on R&D and sustainable development. He has co-authored seven patent applications on behalf of the Company. He has served as Director on the Board of CEIL for two years and is currently on the Board of Ramagundam Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited, EIL’s JV with NFL and FCIL to undertake a brownfield project for Ammonia/Urea production at Ramagundam. As Director (Technical), he is now responsible for all Technology and Engineering Divisions within the Company. 


Mr. V.C. Bhandari is the Director (Human Resource) of our Company.  In a career spanning nearly 35 years in EIL, he has developed a wide spectrum of experience having worked in Engineering Design, Project Management and HR functions. He has been involved in implementation of mega projects in Refineries and other Hydrocarbon areas. Mr. Bhandari also spearheaded EIL’s diversification into Nuclear and Renewable Energy Projects. He has been deeply involved in various strategic exercises and developing the Mentoring Process and Management Pipeline program at EIL. 


Mr. R.K. Sabharwal is the Director (Commercial) of our Company. He has more than 33 years of experience in all facets of commercial function. He is well conversant with various aspects of international trade, EXIM procedures, taxation, legal aspects etc. and has proven competence in systems development. His job responsibilities include establishing fair and transparent systems, planning manpower allocation, finalizing e-enabling strategies including e-procurement, evaluation techniques, negotiation methodologies and interface management, development of suitable commercial procedures, finalization of detailed contractual terms for domestic and global commerce.

Mr. Sabharwal has successfully demonstrated leadership skills over the years. He has successfully managed materials functions including day-to-day operations under complex management situations. He was also actively involved with IT Applications in various business processes in EIL and has been spearheading IT applications in Commercial Function for the last several years.



Mr. J.C. Nakra is the Director (Projects) of our Company. In a career spanning about 36 years, Mr. Nakra has worked in a wide array of domains including Projects, Construction & Marketing. He joined EIL in 1983 as a Mechanical Engineer (Construction) in the Ocean Engineering Division. Subsequently, he served in various capacities in Marketing and Project Divisions. Mr. Nakra has steered the Marketing initiatives of EIL for business development in India and abroad and has also led Project Management teams for implementation of major projects. Prior to joining EIL, he worked as Mechanical Engineer in JagatJit Cotton Textile Mills (JCT), Fibre Division, Hoshiarpur from 1981 to 1983. Mr. Nakra is a Mechanical Engineering Graduate from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh (1981 Batch) and also possesses a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management Studies from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.

Mr. H.S. Sohal

Mr. H.S. Sohal is the Chief Vigilance Officer of our Company. Mr. Sohal, IFS, is a professional forester with 29 years of experience in the field of Research, Training, Consultancy, Environment Education and Environment Impact Assessment.

He is among very few officers, who have worked outside government. He was Advisor (Environment & Social Development) in South West Mining Ltd., Delhi (Dec. 2017-Nov. 2011).
He is the Co-author of (i) Ethology: An Introduction to Animal Behavior (ii) Fourth Estate: Manual for Journalist on Environment (iii) Environment and Biotechnology (Edited volume). He was founder editor of a popular magazine “BIO DIGEST”.

He is also a visiting faculty to Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy, Dehradun, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, Central Academy of State Forest Services, Dehradun, POWERGRID & several other reputed Institutions and Organizations.

He has attended a very large number of National & International Seminars/workshops on environment, forest & allied subjects.

Mr. Sohal has joined Engineers India Limited as Chief Vigilance Officer w.e.f. 19-04-2016.