The Prime Minister of India, in his capacity as ex-officio President of CSIR, has nominated ONGC Chairman and Managing Director Dinesh K Sarraf as member of the prestigious governing body of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
Sarraf has been nominated to the governing body of CSIR for a period of three years. The governing body is the apex body of CSIR for all decision making processes.
CSIR is a leading scientific R&D organisation set up with a mandate to promote guide and coordinate scientific and industrial research in the country with its 38 R&D laboratories and Institutes. Eminent and learned personalities from various fields are nominated to the governing body as members.
Dinesh K Sarraf, 59, is also the Chairman of ONGC Videsh Ltd, operating across 17 countries, Chairman of Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) and four other ONGC Group companies (OPaL- ONGC Petro-additions Ltd, OMPL – ONGC Mangalore Petrochemicals Ltd, MSEZ- Mangalore SEZ Ltd,and OTPC- ONGC Tripura Power Company Ltd).
Sarraf graduated in Commerce from Shri Ram College of Commerce of Delhi University and did his post-graduation from the same University. He is an associate member of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He has experience of over three and a half decades in the oil and gas industry, having started his oil and gas career with Oil India Ltd. He joined ONGC in 1991 and handled various key assignments at corporate offices. He was elevated to the post of Director (Finance) in ONGC Videsh in 2005 where he served till 2007.