Friday, May 04, 2007

PL Barua new IOC (AOD) chief

From Our Bureau
DIBRUGARH, April 30 – PL Barua today assumed charge as the executive director of the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (Assam Oil Division), which has its divisional headquarters at Digboi. Prior to taking over as executive director of Assam Oil Division, Barua was executive director (Human Resources) at Refineries Headquarters of Indian Oil Corporation Limited for the last one year. Earlier, he was on deputation from IOC to head the human resource function of Numaligarh Refinery Ltd as advisor (HR) from 1999 to 2006, where he established the organisational set-up of the newly formed company NRL and implemented many innovative HR policies and practices.

An alumnus of GUwahati's Don Bosco High School and Shillong's St. Edmund's College, Barua completed his post-graduation in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from XLRI of Jamshedpur. He joined the erstwhile Assam Oil Company Limited as assistant labour welfare officer in August 1970. During his eventful career, Barua has handled many challenging assignments in HR and Marketing. Following nationalisation of the erstwhile Assam Oil Company, Barua played a major role in transition from a private company to a public sector unit.

Another major contribution of Barua has been in setting up the Delhi Public School at Digboi in the year 1996, which was the first branch of the DPS Society in the entire Northeast. He has also headed the division's marketing set-up at Guwahati from 1987 to 1989, covering the major marketing operations in the Northeast.

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