Ashok Goel, the founder of Gulf Petrochem Group, started the business of trading with his younger brother in petrochemicals products in Delhi and Gujarat in 1993. As a result of his successful ventures in various manufacturing and marketing initiatives in India, he then established Gulf Petrochem in the UAE in 1998.
The Chairman of the Group, Ashok, a self-made man with sharp business intelligence is the brain of Gulf Petrochem Group. He is the technical backbone of the company and the mastermind behind most new projects of the company.
Sudhir Goyel one of the main men behind Gulf Petrochem Group, started the business of trading with his elder brother in petrochemicals products in Delhi and Gujarat in 1993. After having established the business activities in India, they expanded the business activities in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates by the name and style of Gulf Petrochem FZC.
Sudhir has been associated with Gulf Petrochem Group, since its inception, currently holding the position of Managing Director (MD) of the Group. He has guided the team for the best uses of Financial and Managerial resources to take company to the next level of efficiency and profitability.
A young achiever and a man of many talents, Prerit Goel, Gulf Petrochem’s Group Director, leads many new business initiatives in the company. He was instrumental in setting up the Singapore Trading company of Gulf Petrochem and was actively involved in the storage terminal project in Fujairah, United Arab Emirates. Associated with Gulf Petrochem for 5 years now, Prerit holds a vital role in senior recruitments in the company and takes care of the corporate funding for the group.
A young and dynamic go-getter, Manan Goel, Gulf Petrochem’s Group Director, heads the Refinery and Marketing division of the company. Associated with the Group for 5 years now, Manan has been instrumental in setting-up the Bitumen Processing and WFE Plant. He is also taking the leadership of the terminal expansion plant in India.
Manan earned a bachelor’s degree from Greenwich University, UK and a master’s degree in business administration from Cardiff University, UK.
Mr. S. Thangapandian, Gulf Petrochem Group’s Executive Director is an oil and gas professional with over 30 years of experience in sales, marketing and trading of petroleum products in India and Nigeria with PSU, MNCs and Private sector companies in India.
Before joining the Group, he was working at Essar Oil Limited as CEO – Marketing & IST. He established PetroFina in India and was part of the Team that launched Gulf oil in India post opening up of the market. As Head of Marketing & IST in Essar Oil, a fully integrated oil company, his responsibilities included, ‘Retail sales’, ‘Direct sales’, Retail Network Expansion, Sourcing Crude, Trading of Petroleum Products, Supply & Distribution for the company in India and Kenya.
BRIJ MOHAN BANSAL
Mr. B.M. Bansal comes with 36 years of extensive work experience in the Oil & Gas sector in areas spanning business development, R&D, refining and technical services. He joined Gulf Petrochem as the Strategic Advisor and a Member of Board.
Prior to joining Gulf Petrochem, Mr. Bansal was working in Kenya Petroleum Refineries Limited as the CEO. He has also worked with Mauritian Consultancy Company M/S DCDM as Advisor for Business Development Activities in Africa. During his tenure in Indian Oil Corporation Limited he has served as Chairman and Director Planning and Business Development, Research and Development.