Shri Vetsa Rama Krishna Gupta has taken over the additional charge of Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) – a ‘Maharatna’ and a Fortune Global 500 Company – on superannuation of Shri Arun Kumar Singh recently.

With an illustrious career spanning over 24 years at BPCL, in various Finance roles, Shri V R K Gupta is Director (Finance) in the company and holds the additional charge of Director (HR).

Shri Gupta joined BPCL in August 1998 and has a well-rounded experience across Finance functions covering Commercial Finance, Corporate Accounts, Risk Management, Business plan, Budgeting, Treasury operations, etc. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (1998 batch) and a Bachelor of Commerce. He is also a member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India.

He is currently a Board member in Bharat Petro Resources Limited (BPRL) and Fino Paytech Limited and was also a Board member in the recently amalgamated companies BORL (Bharat Oman Refineries Limited) & BGRL (Bharat Gas Resources Limited), as well as, MAFFL (Mumbai Aviation Fuel Farm Facility Private Limited).

As BPCL Board member, he has played an instrumental role in the formulation and implementation of strategy towards ensuring sustainable growth for the organization in the backdrop of the paradigm shift taking place in the energy landscape. He believes in the philosophy of growth with governance, driven by a dynamic blend of vision, agility, efficiency, and innovation for long-term value creation for the organization.

He is highly enthusiastic of the ongoing energy transition and recognizes it as an opportunity to explore, develop and ride new avenues of growth, built on top of the Corporation’s core business. This helps the Corporation to serve novel energy options as well as new level of services and experiences to customers, while making the Corporation future-ready in multiple ways. A big advocate of digitalisation, he envisions the massive-scale digital transformation being implemented at Bharat Petroleum as a far-reaching initiative that is reinforcing Trust, Convenience and Personalization for consumers and enhancing efficiencies and transparency in operations.

Under his able leadership, BPCL swiftly completed the merger of BORL and BGRL, wholly owned subsidiaries, with BPCL, along with smooth onboarding of BORL and BGRL employees into the BPCL family.