Mr. Sunderajan has a degree in Chemical Engineering from IIT Kanpur followed by a diploma in Business management. He joined Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) in 1983 and has worked his way up holding various positions in operations, projects and technical services functions in Mumbai Refinery. Presently he is working as Executive Director, Mumbai Refinery.
Mr. Sunderajan’s recent major challenge has been to put systems in place for maintenance, inspection, safety, security and all aspects of operations of Bharat Oman Refinery (BORL) at Bina in central India. He has with his leadership skills successfully tapped the full potential of a new hetrogenous team of people in BORL to commission the Refinery safely. He also has a rich experience in guiding engineers in troubleshooting of various process units, facilities planning and in the area of process & operational safety. He has won the Chairman’s award in the in-house IDEAS award scheme of BPCL in 2005.
Many opportunities have come his way like being a member of task force teams for negotiating with the Union on Long Term Settlements, manpower issues, incident investigations and taking on other social responsibilities. These have further enriched his experience and widened his outlook in the understanding of human aspirations and its effect on human relationships. He is a keen sportsman with particular interest in Badminton.