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Alok Sharma joins as Director (Research and Development), IndianOil
New Delhi   17-Jan-2024

Mr Alok Sharma joined as Director (Research and Development) at Indian Oil Corporation (IndianOil). He is a post graduate engineer in Chemical Engineering from IIT-Delhi and graduate from Gujarat University.

Mr Sharma has more than 3 decades of rich experience in the downstream energy sector and has made significant contributions to the Indian refining sector in Process, Projects, and Production. Prior to his elevation as Director (Research & Development), Mr Sharma was Executive Director at Centre for High Technology under the MoP&NG, where he played a pivotal role in coordinating refining, petrochemical, and alternative energy activities for pan Indian O&G industry.

During his career in IndianOil, his various achievements inter alia include pivotal role in establishing India’s First Hydrocracker Unit in Gujarat Refinery as well as Hydroprocessing lab and Resid Block at Research and Development Centre. With a visionary approach to catalyze IndianOil’s ambitions in Alternative Energy, he spearheaded the Research and Development endeavors in hydrogen, gasification, solar, CO2 capture, and energy storage technologies. His noteworthy achievements include successful development of compact reforming HCNG solutions, co-processing of non-edible oils in refinery, nation’s first HCNG trials in Delhi, fuel cell and green hydrogen initiatives besides making critical contributions in carbon capture and ethanol technologies.

Mr Sharma represents the O&G sector on various committees of NITI Aayog, MNRE, DST and Bureau of Energy Efficiency. He is also a member of International Association of Hydrogen Energy (IAHE) and founder member of Hydrogen Association of India (HAI).

Subimal Mondal
Executive Director I/c (HR
Indian Oil Corporation Limited