Research Faculty - Mr. Ashok Dhar
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Mr. Ashok Dhar
Distinguished Fellow

Joined ORF
September 2011

Ashok Dhar is currently President (Industrial Marketing) for Petroleum Business of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL). He is responsible for marketing of petroleum products in B2B sector and overseas international businesses of Reliance in downstream petroleum sector in Africa.

In his over three decades of service in Energy sector, Ashok has held wide ranging roles in General Management, International Trading, Strategic and Policy Planning, Mergers and Acquisitions, Marketing and Technical Services in India, Middle East and Africa. Before joining Reliance Industries Limited in 2001, he has served in Leadership roles with a Fortune 500 Oil company in public sector and another Fortune 500 Oil company in multinational sector.

He is on the Board of Directors of Gulf Africa Petroleum Corporation (GAPCO), Mauritius which is the holding company of GAPCO subsidiaries in East Africa. GAPCO, Mauritius is majority owned and controlled by Reliance Industries (Middle East) dmcc, Dubai.

Ashok, a Chemical Engineer, is a Member of Energy Institute, London; Member of Economics and Public Perceptions Task Force of Petroleum Federation of India and Member of Petroleum Committee of Bureau of Indian Standards.

He is widely travelled and has addressed World Fuels Conference in Singapore, Beijing, Houston, San Francisco, San Diego, etc., to help create better understanding of issues facing Energy sector in developing economies. He has been associated with ORF activities in Energy sector since 2005 and has played a key role in preparing ORF policy briefing papers and sharing views during focus group meetings on topical issues from time to time.

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