TCG and Haldia Petrochemical appoint B Anand as CEO
TCG Group and Haldia Petrochemicals Limited announced the appointment of B Anand to head the business of developing and implementing large scale polymer projects with sustainability focus.
Kolkata, West Bengal
TCG Group and Haldia Petrochemicals Limited announced the appointment of B Anand to head the business of developing and implementing large scale polymer projects with sustainability focus. Anand will be taking over as CEO from September 2021. He will be responsible for building and driving TCG Group’s portfolio of Oil to Polymer Complex (OToP) projects which will include development along with design and licensing technology globally with their bespoke ‘Design One and Build Many’ business model. Under Anand’s leadership, the company is soon launching its first petrochemical project in Cuddalore, Tamilnadu in India, of international scale.
Purnendu Chatterjee, Founder and Chairman, TCG Group, said that, Anand has led transformation initiatives for many large-scale originations and has great understanding of the petrochemical business and vision to bring growth and synergy within the sector with best-in-class process technologies, sustainability initiatives and managing global stakeholders.
B Anand said that he is excited to join the team at TCG Group. Their vision for the energy and petrochemical sector is focused towards delivering new-age, technology-based solutions in the sector contributing towards a sustainable future. He added that, with their first petrochemical project underway soon, the promise to bring cleaner and greener solutions to the Indian sector is encouraging.
In June 2020, TCG Group and Rhone Capital completed the joint acquisition of Lummus Technology. As a standalone entity, Lummus Technology continues to lead and shape the energy transition with breakthrough technologies and robust process solutions for the petrochemical, refining, gas processing and renewable markets.
Prior to TCG Group, B. Anand was the Chief Executive Officer for Nayara Energy, driving growth and strategy for the business and successfully transforming the erstwhile Essar Oil into a new age downstream energy company.
TCG Group is a knowledge based industrial collective of global repute and Haldia Petrochemicals is their flagship company. TCG Digital is a global leader in developing and implementing process technologies and cutting-edge digitalization and AI.
Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd (HPL) was the first integrated petrochemicals complex situated in Haldia, 125 kms from Kolkata in West Bengal. With a state-of-the-art naphtha cracker complex constructed in a record time of 36 months, HPL started production in the year 2000. Continuous drive for improvement and optimization led to rapid growth of the company’s capacity, reaching 700 KTA from 420 KTA in a short time. A flagship company of The Chatterjee Group (TCG) HPL along with an international partner Rhone Capital, it has acquired the US-based Lummus Technology at an Enterprise Value (EV) of $ 2.725 Billion from McDermott International on the 30th of June, 2020.