There is a change of helm at Shell India. The lubricant major has announced the appointment of Raman Ojha as the new Country Head of Shell Lubricants India, starting this October. He succeeds Mansi Tripathy, who takes over as the vice-president, Lubricants, Asia Pacific Middle East (APME) region.
Raman joined Shell in 2005 as a Management Consultant in the Shell Downstream Consulting Practice. In his 14-year tenure with Shell, he has served as Business Head for Shell Bitumen Asia, Business Head for Shell Bitumen Americas, vice-chairman for Shell Foshan JV in China, and Business Head for Shell Bitumen China. His responsibilities have included managing sales, operations and delivery of projects that entailed business turnarounds, new market entries and portfolio actions.
In his earlier role, he was responsible for developing the strategy and marketing plans for Shell’s Bitumen and Sulphur businesses globally, aligned with the company’s goal of providing more and cleaner solutions for the construction and fertilizer industries, while addressing energy use and circular design.
With significant cross-industry expertise in the energy, lubricants, construction and fertiliser sectors, his focus as Managing Director will be on delivering growth both for Shell’s customers and Shell Lubricants through sustainable business models and offerings in a world challenged by energy transition.
Commenting on Raman’s new role, Mansi Tripathy said, “It’s my pleasure to hand over the reins to Raman. With his extensive wealth of knowledge and experience, I am confident that he will be successful in taking the company to even greater heights.”
Speaking about his appointment, Raman said, “It has been an incredible journey at Shell, and I am excited to dive into this new chapter. We are on a positive growth trajectory at Shell Lubricants, with India being one of our fastest growing markets. I look forward to leading the business in its next phase of growth and market leadership, driven by a customer-centric mindset.”