Management Team

Mr. Navanit Narayan

Wholetime Director & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Narayan is a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences from Northwestern University, Illinois and a Postgraduate in Business Management & Marketing from XLRI, Jamshedpur.

Mr. Narayan was the Non-Executive Director / Group Chief Executive Officer of Lyca Group, UK / Lycamobile UK Ltd, wherein he, inter alia, managed a diverse global business across 25 countries including in Europe, US, Australia, Africa, and Asia with mobile operations in 23 countries with a team of 650+.

Mr. Narayan has more than three decades of leadership and technology delivery experience across Global operations, Business Management, Operations, Strategy and Business Development etc. Mr. Narayan has been associated, in various capacities, with leading corporates like Vodafone Idea Limited, Nokia, Wipro BPO, Tata Steel Limited etc.

Mr. Debi Prasad Patra

Executive Advisor, HR & Operation Procurement

Mr. Patra, IAS (Retd.) holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science from Delhi University. Mr. Patra joined the Indian Administrative Service in the year 1979 and was assigned to the West Bengal Cadre and thereafter had a distinguished period spanning over 24 years in Government wherein Mr. Patra held several key portfolios including the post of Under Secretary with the Home Department, District Magistrate of Darjeeling and South 24 Parganas, Director of Industries, Managing Director of the West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation and Secretary, Information Technology.

In July, 2003 he took voluntary retirement to join MCPI, as Joint Managing Director. In 2009, he took charge as Managing Director of India Power Corporation Limited (IPCL). Mr. Patra continues to be a member of the IPCL Board.

In July, 2010, Mr. Patra returned to MCPI as its Executive Chairman and since November, 2016, he has been functioning as its only Whole-time Director, managing day to day affairs of MCPI.

Mr. Neela Madhab Patnaik

Executive Vice President, CFO

Mr. Patnaik is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Associate Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, a Law Graduate and a PGDM from AIMA. Mr. Patnaik is having experience of more than 35 years in leadership roles in Financial, Commercial and General Management domains.

Mr. Patnaik has previous experience with Aditya Birla Group where Mr. Patnaik held various senior leadership positions ranging from Sr. President and CFO of Chemicals, Fertilizer &Insulation Sector, M.D. and CEO of ABML – a listed Company in Australia to Chief Procurement Officer of Hindalco. Before joining Aditya Birla Group, Mr. Patnaik had worked in senior positions of large corporates like Jindal Stainless, Global Steel Works in Philippines and SAIL.

Mr. Rabin Mukhopadhyay

Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Projects

Mr. Mukhopadhyay holds a B.E. (Chem) from Jadavpur University and a post-graduate diploma in Computer Applications from NEETI Delhi.

Mr. Mukhopadhyay has over 42 years of experience in the petrochemical industry, having worked as Head of Technical with TCG Refineries Ltd. and with Indian Oil Corporation. Mr. Mukhopadhyay has been with the Company since 2003.

Mr. Manoj Kumar Srivastava

Executive Vice President, Head Plant

Mr. Srivastava has a Bachelor's in Chemical Engg. & Master's in Chemical Technology (with specialisation in Plastic Technology) from HBTU, Kanpur. Mr. Srivastava has more than 37 years of experience in diversified technologies of petrochemical operations.

Mr. Srivastava has rich experience of large size petrochemical complex from inception to production stage which includes conceptualization, project execution, pre-commissioning, start-up and plant stabilization and process optimization. Mr. Srivastava is a certified Energy Manager, certified black belt for six sigma and has two patents to his credit.

Mr. Sajal Ghosh

Executive Vice President, CS & Legal

Mr. Ghosh is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. Mr. Ghosh also earned his Masters of Commerce degree in 1983 and is also affiliated with the Institute of Cost and Works Accountant of India and as a member of the All India Management Association.

Mr. Ghosh is having over 35 years’ of experience in Corporate Affairs, Company Secretarial Affairs, Mergers & Amalgamations, Company Law matters IPO management, CSR matters, Legal Affairs, Contracts Administration, Statutory Compliances / Internal Control procedures. Mr. Ghosh also has vast experience in liasoning with multiple Ministries and departments including RoC, Company Law Board, SEBI, Stock Exchanges, Banks, Reserve Bank of India and other financial institutions.

Mr. Chandan Sengupta

Senior Advisor - Marketing & CBT

Mr. Sengupta holds a post-graduate certificate in General Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and a Master's degree in Management Studies from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani.

Mr. Sengupta has over 37 years of experience in marketing, having worked at R.K. Nutrisnax (India) Pvt. Ltd., Shaw Wallace & Co. Ltd. and Stone India Ltd. Mr. Sengupta has been with the Company since 2000.

Mr. Sumit Dutta Gupta

Group CIO & Sr. Vice President, Information System

Mr. Dutta Gupta is a certified PMP professional having Mechanical Engineering background along with Masters in Computer Applications from BIT, Mesra and Masters in International Business from IIFT, Delhi.

Mr. Dutta Gupta is a senior leader with vast experience in leading Digital Transformation Programs in large manufacturing groups. Mr. Dutta Gupta has key focus on Enterprise Performance Management, Business System Integration, Analytics and New IOT based technologies.

Mr. SaumyaBrata Dutta

Advisor - Marketing & CBT

Mr.SaumyaBrata Dutta holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Technology and a Master’s Degree in Marketing Management. Mr. Dutta comes with a rich experience of more than 34 years in the petrochemicals industry with robust knowledge of petrochemicals value chain and business dynamics.

In his last posting, Mr. Dutta was working with Petro Rabigh, Saudi Arabia, heading their feedstock planning and procurement division. Prior to that, he has worked for Haldia Petrochemicals Limited, for more than decade and a half, handling multiple portfolios comprising Business Development, Polymer Exports, Chemicals Marketing & Procurement based out of Headquarters and Polymer Sales based out of Western Regional Office.

Mr. Dutta has presented several papers in National and International Petrochem Conferences and has been a visiting faculty in the Indian Institute of Packaging, Mumbai.

Mr. Deepak Kumar Kundnaney

Vice President - Engineering

Mr. Kundnaney holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Kundnaney started his professional journey with Reliance Industries Ltd. and was associated with them for more than three decades. Mr. Kundnaney comes with a vast experience in Plant Maintenance, Project & Turnaround Management, Reliability Engineering, Inventory Management & Budgeting, Quality & Safety, etc.

In addition to his exposure in the world's largest gasification complex, Mr. Kundnaney comes with good experience of working in DTA & SEZ Refineries. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Kundnaney was heading the Maintenance Division of Reliance Gasification Complex at Jamnagar.

Mr. Sundargopal Hazra

Vice-President – Corporate Projects

Mr. Hazra holds a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur. He is a Singapore Certified Energy Manager (SCEM) with more than three decades of International and Domestic experience handling Mega Ethylene Projects, Technology, Planning, Consulting, Operation, Energy & Sustainability.

He previously worked with ExxonMobil Chemical Operation Pvt. Ltd., Singapore, as a Technology Manager and Direction Setter for two Mega Capacity Olefins Plants. As an additional responsibility, he took charge of an Energy Manager of ExxonMobil Singapore Chemical Complex and was instrumental to bring the Capital funds from Singapore Government to implement various Energy Savings and Sustainability Projects. Prior to that he has worked with KBC Advanced Technology Pte. Ltd., Singapore, Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), UK & KSA and Reliance Industries Ltd. Mr. Hazra was also part of Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd. for more than 8 years since detail engineering stage of HPL project.

His expertise lies in Ethylene Process Technologies like Technip/ S&W, Lummus, Linde, KBR & ExxonMobil. Mr. Hazra was also a visiting faculty in Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore teaching Chemical Engineering Simulation Course.

Mr. Bani B. Banerjee

Head - Marketing & Chemical Business

Mr. Banerjee is a Chartered Account from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India with more than 30 years of experience in operations turnaround, investments, fund management, large scale industrial development, corporate finance, business and financial restructuring.

Mr. Banerjee led various senior level positions of more than 18 years with "The Chatterjee Group" ("TCG") across hydrocarbons, real estate, financial services and other Indian investments including as "Chief Investment Officer" of TCG's $314MM Real Estate Fund and Chief Business Officer of Haldia Petrochemicals Limited.

Mr. Banerjee had also been an entrepreneur for a close to a decade during which time, he worked with owners and financiers to restructure, invest and turn around businesses that are non-performing, undervalued, under-performing or closed due to various reasons across hydrocarbons, real estate, hospitality, food, agriculture, infrastructure and entertainment sectors in the Indian Sub-Continent, GCC, Africa and Central Asia. Previously he also worked with Global Emerging Markets, Citibank & Price Waterhouse in India.