Management Team
Management Team

 

Sriram Srinivasan, Chief Operating Officer

An MBA from a leading Indian University and has about 25 years of in-depth experience on finance, strategy and management. He worked with the Tata Group in India for more than 14 years and was seconded to JOil in September 2009 as GM (Strategy & Marketing). He took up the role as Chief Financial Officer at JOil and played a key role in formulating strategic tie-ups and business initiatives. Before moving to JOil, Sriram was heading the biofuels division of Tata Chemicals Ltd., and was instrumental in setting up various agro-climatic research sites for Jatropha in India and Africa. He also played a lead role in setting up a bioethanol plant in India and in participating in various international projects. He is also a board director for Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials.In JOil, Sriram was instrumental in developing the value chain approach, setting up India operations and M&A deals including Monfori and Agroils.

Dr. Srinivasan Ramachandran, Chief Technology Officer and Director for JOil India and JOil Africa

Dr Sri obtained his PhD in Biochemistry from University of Idaho, USA. In 1993, he joined Prof Nam Hai Chua group as a post-doc at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology and later at the Institute of Molecular Agrobiology, Singapore where he headed its Rice Functional Genomics program until 2002. He was subsequently appointed as a Senior Principal Investigator with Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Ltd (“TLL”) since its inception from 2002 to date. In 2008, he joined JOil as its Chief Technology Officer where he has been instrumental in charting its technology deployment strategy. Dr Sri also teaches at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, as an Adjunct Associate Professor since 2014. Dr Sri also has extensive experience working in China where he led a research group at the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China from 2003 to 2008 and at the Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing from 2007 to 2011. Whilst at the Institute of Botany, he led a team to develop sweet sorghum varieties with higher biomass and sucrose content.

Vartika Gupta, Head - Finance & Strategy

A BSc in Chemical Engineering, MBA in Finance and Master in Financial Engineering (NUS). She has close to 10 years of post-MBA work experience in the areas of finance, strategy and business planning. Her notable contributions include developing long term strategic plans, converting them into actionable business plans and tracking business performance. She brings with her strong financial modelling skills, which have been deployed, in M&A and business development activities. Prior to her current role in JOil, Vartika worked in the Investment management and Chemicals sector. She has contributed to developing value chain approach, business modeling and strategic review of JOil business.

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