K Venkataramanan has been with the company more than 40 years and become CEO and MD in April 2012. He established the front end engineering and design group (FEED) for direct access to process technology, and helped transform the company from a fabrication-driven EPC contractor to a technology-led player.
Beyond this he also established IT-enabled engineering services centres to tap global opportunities, and formed the international business development arm. Under his leadership, the project team has worked on high technology projects in Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Kuwait, Oman, Sri Lanka and Nigeria.
Venkataramanan’s influence is felt through a host of industry bodies including the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Chemtech Foundation, and the National Executive Council for ‘Petroleum & Power’ sector.
Venkataramanan is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers, UK, the second Indian to receive this recognition from the world’s most reputed chemical engineering sector.