Rajendra Natekar is working in BPCL for the last 33 years on various important assignments. During the last 8 months, he is heading the Gas SBU BGRL.
By education he is a post graduate in commerce (M.Com), MBA (Finance) and Professional Cost Accountant (ICWA). In addition he has completed Executive MBA in Strategic Management from Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad. He has also attended various executive programmes at Harvard, Kellogg and Wharton Business Schools.
His spectrum of experience includes inter alia Head of LPG business, Head of Indstiral and Commercial business, Head of treasury, Heading various functions in finance and a stint as Executive Assistant to C&MD.
All across petroleum industry, RPN is known as an expert on Petroleum Product Pricing. He has worked extensively on the process of deregulation assisting and a number of Government Committees including ‘Hydrocarbon Vision 2020; ‘R Group’ and committee on ‘Synergy in Energy’.
He is spearheading BPCL’s ambitious plans to become a significant player in the Gas Business. Working as Director Bharat Gas Resources Ltd. (BGRL) the wholly owned subsidiary of BPCL. He is also Chairman of the Board of Maharashtra Natural Gas Limited and several other companies. He is a director of Indraparastha Gas Limited and several other companies. Being a part of the board of these companies as member/chairman of audit committee and several other committees has enriched his experience further.
His current role includes procurement of LNG, securing infrastructure and marketing of gas in the country. The job involves close interactions with the overseas suppliers for sourcing LNG and interactions with reputed International suppliers like Shell, Exxon Mobil, BG, BP, Anadarko, Mitusi, GDF, Gazprom, Cheniere, Freeport LNG, Kinder Morgan, Excellerate Energy and many others. His vast experience steered BGRL to bid for maximum number of Geographical Areas in the IX Bidding Round and win 11 of them.
Working on projects and managing JVCs has given experience of dealing with other promoters and financial institutions. He has also attended various international and domestic conferences and delivered lectures on LNG and energy markets against invitations.
He pushes people to perfection by getting his own hands dirty. His goal is not only the achievement but the perfect execution of a project. Despite his industry success, he is fascinated with research and hopes to write a book when he finally retires.