Having spent around three decades with the Maharatna Company, Verghese Cherian is all set to shoulder greater responsibilities at IOCL…
Verghese Cherian has been named the director, human resources, at the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL).
Prior to this, Cherian was heading the Indian Oil Institute of Petroleum Management, Gurgaon, the top training centre of the organisation. He has served as general manager at the IOCL, Panipat refinery in the past. In his career at IOCL, which spans 30 years, Cherian has held many important portfolios, across the length and breadth of the country in varying socio-cultural environments.
Having joined IOCL in 1982, he has contributed to training, recruitment, performance management, industrial relations, employee services and welfare administration, SAP as well as HR Module development/customisation in the company. He has worked across refinery units, divisional headquarters, R&D centres and also corporate training.
Cherian completed his degree in English from the Madras Christian College in 1978, following which he pursued his postgraduation in social work with a specialisation in personnel management, from the Madras School of Social Work.