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Rakesh Kumar Jha

Principal Consultant & Trainer


About Rakesh


Senior management professional having more than than 28 yrs enriched and varied experience with a reputation of strong ability to contribute to achieve organizational objectives in petrochemical, refinery and gas processing industry. Rakesh has worked with leading companies serving on head positions in the sector, which brings particular expertise in Leadership transformations and understanding role of senior management in social business, approach and Impact of social projects and programs lead by larger industries.


Sectors of experience 


CSR, R&R, HR & Supply Chain, Project Planning & Execution, Pre-Commissioning, Commissioning, Operations & Maintenance ,HAZOP/Risk Assessment, Inventory Control, Budgeting, Auditing, Production Scheduling, Innovative Solutions Cost optimisation, Profit Improvement,Troubleshooting, Techno-Commercial Evaluation, Training & Development, Coaching and mentoring, Team Building.


Having experience of working with a fully integrated oil & gas company with strong presence across the hydrocarbon value chain from exploration & production to refining and oil retail. Company which owns one of the world’s most complex and amongst India’s largest single site refineries in Vadinar, Gujarat, with a capacity of 20 million tonnes, headed various Training and Development departments of the refinery including Utility expansion project in process & operations, Profit improvement cell and Training Department. He also bags experience in serving Petroliam National Berhad (PETRONAS) which is Malaysia’s fully integrated oil & gas multinational, ranked amongst the largest corporations on Fortune Global 500 as the custodian of Malaysia’s oil & gas resources. Deploying value creation opportunities, troubleshooting issues and problems, implementing evolving best practices, Root Cause Analysis for various process incidents,coaching/mentoring and assessing Sr. Executives. Worked as Specialist, Consultant and Advisor for 4 separate Cogeneration & Utilities plants of Gas Processing and Centralised Utilities plants.


Academics : Graduated with Mechanical Engineering (B.E), MBA, CMRP & Diploma in Management & Operations.


Before joining ISSRC Rakesh has worked for 27 years in reputed organizations across sectors. Some of his leadership roles were as : Specialist – Utilities, Technical Services Department - Petroliam National Berhad (PETRONAS), Head and General Manager (Training and Development) - ESSAR OIL REFINERY

Senior Production Engineer – Utility & Methanol - INTERNATIONAL METHANOL COMPANY (SAUDI INTERNATIONAL PETROCHEMICAL CO.) Senior Manager – Captive Power Plant & Utilities (O&M) -DAHEL PETROCHEMICAL COMPLEX (A RELIANCE GROUP OF COMPANY), Senior Mechanical Engineer - INDIAN PETROCHEMICAL CORPORATION LIMITED ( GOI) etc. for more details visit