Lalit Kumar Gupta, MD & CEO, Essar Oil, has won Skoch BSE’s CEO of the Year award in the Energy sector at the recently held 48th Skoch Summit 2017 on 19th June 2017.
Mr. Gupta was also the keynote speaker at the summit where he s
hared his views on the importance of the refining industry in India’s growth. He also spoke on how Indian Refinery & Power sector have contributed to GDP Growth in India in the last 10-15 years and the likely Energy Mix by 2022.
Apart from the CEO of the Year award, Essar Oil won two other awards at Skoch. It won the ‘Retail Expansion’ award owing to its aggressive growth in retail outlets across India. It also won the ‘Petroleum Refining’ award for its safety initiatives that were conducted across the Vadinar Township, as well as various locations in Jamnagar city, which were aimed at promoting safety beyond the confines of the refinery.
The Skoch awards celebrate human excellence and agents of change in Indian society. The awards are based on the philosophy of spearheading positive socio-economic changes through recognizing persons who have contributed immensely to transforming society and governance by displaying exemplary leadership. They are the highest independently instituted civilian honors in India. Since 2003, when these were instituted, the Skoch awards have become the only independent benchmark of best practices in India in the fields of governance, finance, banking, technology, corporate citizenship, economics and inclusive growth. The awards salute individuals, highlight projects and focus on institutions that go the extra mile to make India a better nation.