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Leadership Team

Dr. R. K. Malhotra

Dr. R. K. Malhotra is Director General with Petroleum Federation of India since September 2015.

Dr. Malhotra was earlier Director (Research & Development) in Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) for 4 years as Board Member and was holding additional charge as Chairman at the time of leaving IOCL. He also held the positions of Non-Executive Chairman of Indocat Pvt. Limited (JV company of Indian Oil and Intercat USA), Board Member of Lubrizol India (JV Company of Indian Oil & Lubrizol USA), and member of the Oil Industry Development Board (OIDB) as nominee of Indian Oil. After serving Indian Oil, Dr. Malhotra was Chair Professor for Research & Innovation at Manav Rachna International University and Adviser to Emission Control Manufacturers Association for one year

Dr. Malhotra, a Mechanical Engineer from IIT, BHU and Ph.D. (Energy Studies) from IIT, Delhi, has more than 39 years of experience in the Petroleum sector. He has published/presented 190 research papers and holds 53 patents granted in India (9) & abroad (44 including 12 from US). In addition, several patents filed are expected to be granted in near future

He is presently Chairman of the Divisional Council of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) responsible for formulating specifications of Petroleum, Coal and Related Products in India. He is also associated with several important National committees responsible for Policy formulation.

He is President of the Hydrogen Association of India, President of the Indian Chapter of International Council of Combustion Engines (CIMAC) and Senior Vice President of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) India. He was earlier President of the Indian Chapter of National Lubricating Grease Institute (NLGI), USA, & President of the Tribology Society of India for 4 years.

Under his leadership, IndianOil-R&D received several National/International recognitions which included HART Energy Global Award, SCOPE Meritorious Award,  World Petroleum Congress (WPC) Award, PETROFED Innovator of the Year Award (four times) & CSIR Science & Technology Award (from Prime Minister) to name a few.

He was bestowed with Rudolf A. Erren Award by the International Association of Hydrogen Energy (IAHE) for his contribution to Hydrogen research. He also received "Global Excellence Award" for demonstrating excellence in Renewable energy sector and IIT-BHU Alumni Award for Excellence in the fieldof R&D and life time achievement award form NLGI for contribution to Lubricants & Grease Industry.