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Leadership Team

Dr. R. K. Malhotra

Dr. R. K. Malhotra is a Mechanical Engineer from IIT, BHU and Ph.D. (Energy Studies) from IIT, Delhi

He is presently Director General of the Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry (FIPI). He was earlier Board member at Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. as Director (R&D) and also held additional charge as Chairman before superannuation in June, 2014. He has more than 42 years of experience in the oil industry.

He is also the Chairman of the Divisional Council of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) responsible for formulating specifications of Petroleum, Coal and Related Products in India, Chairman of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) Committee for formulations of emission standards for gensets and Chairman of the Research Council of CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum. He is represented on the academic as well as research councils of University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES). Dr. Malhotra is also the Member of the Governing Body of LPG Equipment Research Centre and also of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas and research councils of IOCL and HPCL.He has authored/presented more than 200 research papers and holds 138 patents, granted in India & abroad.

He is presently the Chairman of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) Committee for formulations of emission standards for gensets and Chairman of the Research Council of CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum, Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of MoP&NG, Member of the Research Councils of IOCL & HPCL, besides being a member of several important national committees.

He is the Founder President of the Hydrogen Association of India. In the past, he has also held positions of President in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAEIndia) & Indian Chapter of International Council of Combustion Engines (CIMAC), President of the NLGI India chapter, President of the Tribology Society of India and Chairman of the Petroleum Divisional Council of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).

He was bestowed with Rudolf A. Erren Award (2012) by the International Association of Hydrogen Energy (IAHE). He received "Global Excellence Award" for his contributions in Renewable energy sector and also the IIT-BHU Alumni Award for excellence in R&D.He also received Life Time Achievement Awards from NLGI USA (India Chapter) and from Society of Automobile Engineers (SAE India). In addition, under his leadership while at IndianOil the awards received included those from World Petroleum Council, Heart Energy, PetroFed, DSIR etc.