New Delhi: Ajith Kumar has taken over as Head of the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited’s (BPCL) Kochi Refinery. Prior to this, he was serving as Chief General Manager in charge of Kochi Refinery. He was holding the post of chief general manager (Projects) of the refinery. In his previous role, he was responsible for the implementation of the Integrated Refinery Expansion Project (IREP) and Motor Spirit Block Project (MSBP) of the refinery.
Kumar is a Mechanical Engineer from the Government College of Engineering, Thrissur. He has also done an MBA from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). He started his career at the erstwhile Cochin Refineries Ltd in 1989. He has worked in the inspection, safety, projects and maintenance departments of the Kochi Refinery. He also had a brief stint in Bharat Oman Refineries Ltd., Bina, Madhya Pradesh, and Kuwait National Petroleum Corporation, Kuwait.
Kochi Refinery (KR) is a crude oil refinery in the city of Kochi in Kerala. It is the largest public-sector refinery in India with a production capacity of 15.5 million tonnes per year. Formerly known as Cochin Refineries Limited and later renamed as Kochi Refineries Limited, it was acquired by BPCL in the year 2006. The refinery is situated at Ambalamugal, around 12 km (7.5 mi) east of the city centre.
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