Dr Alois Virag is responsible for driving the growth strategy and operations of Nayara Energy Limited in India. He brings more than 30 years of downstream in ...
Dr Alois Virag is responsible for driving the growth strategy and operations of Nayara Energy Limited in India. He brings more than 30 years of downstream industry experience in refining, petrochemicals, fuel marketing and retail. Alois has an enviable track record of leading businesses across emerging as well as developed markets with expertise in numerous and complex capital projects, turnarounds and digitization.
Prior to Nayara Energy, Alois was the Senior Vice President – Downstream, for Middle East and Asia at OMV, an Austrian Multinational integrated oil and gas company head-quartered in Vienna.
In the recent past, Alois has also served as a Board member of FuelsEurope, a division of the European Refining Industry Association, which was created from the merger of CONCAWE and EUROPIA. He was on the Board of both of these organizations before the merger. Alois holds an Executive MBA from Harvard Business School and a Doctorate from Vienna Institute of Technology where he also obtained his Graduate Engineering degree (Technical Chemistry). He did post-doctoral research at St. Louis, Washington University.
B.Sc (Engg.) from Government Engineering College, Thrissur and MBA from School of Management Studies, Cochin University
Mr Panicker has over 38 years of technical cum managerial experience. Before joining Nayara Energy, he was the Executive Director of BPCL’s Kochi refinery. He brings with him his capabilities to handle complex and challenging assignments along with an enriching mix of techno-commercial exposure – driving business results, achieving excellence in refining production, creating integrated synergies with various marketing business units, shaping processes and driving organizational excellence.
Madhur Taneja heads the Marketing Organisation spanning Retail Business, Supplies & Distribution, Institutional Business and Marketing support functions at Nayara Energy.
Madhur has a proven track record of business scale up for challenger brands, achieving business turnarounds in highly competitive environments, formulating focused strategies, and leading seamless integration of Strategy and Execution. His expertise further extends to areas of Strategic Planning, Merger & Acquisitions, Fund Raising, Business Transformation and P&L Management.
Madhur led the Retail Business for Nayara Energy as CEO, Retail before his appointment as CMO, Nayara Energy. He brings over 30-years’ experience from FMCG, Telecom and Retail sectors, across geographies including USA, India, Africa. Before Nayara Energy, Madhur worked with organisations such as PepsiCo, Bharti Airtel, Essar Telecom, Voltas.
Madhur has a Master of Business Administration Degree from Pune University.
Sergey is responsible for refinery investment and asset development, including petrochemicals and projects. He comes with over 20 years of experience in upstream and downstream and has a rich exposure in the areas of project management, refining commercial, and JV management.
Prior to his role at Nayara Energy, Sergey has worked across geographies, including Russia, USA, and Europe. He was associated with BP, TNK BP and Sidanco in Russia, Ukraine, Netherlands, UK, and Germany.
Sergey has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and has undergone an extensive training programs on Reservoir Development and Hydrocarbon Processing.
Khusrav Sanginov heads International Supply & Trading and Economic Planning & Scheduling at Nayara Energy. With his strong background in leading complex commercial deals of crude and petroleum products and downstream investments, Khusrav brings with him rich experience of over 18 years in expansion into new markets, setting up international trading and integration of new assets. Prior to his role at Nayara Energy, Khusrav held executive positions across various geographies in energy companies. Khusrav has completed his Masters degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Warwick, UK.
Mr. Bhosale leads the human resource management function at Nayara Energy and is responsible for implementing best-in-class performance management systems. He comes with over three decades of experience in building high-performing teams and cultures.
Prior to this, he was VP- HR at Saint Gobain, VP HR (Speciality Sector) at RPG Enterprises and Director HR (Asia) at Scottish and Newcastle. Mr. Bhosale has overseen the implementation of union negotiations, organizational transformations, establishment of employer brands and digital transformations.
Mr. Bhosale has a degree in MA MMS Human Resources from the University of Mumbai.