Cairn India ropes in Melody Meyer and Atul Gupta as senior advisors

Cairn India ropes in Melody Meyer and Atul Gupta as senior advisors
Cairn India Ltd is India’s largest private sector oil explorer. Photo by Cairn India.

India’s largest private sector oil explorer Cairn India Ltd on Monday said it has appointed Melody Meyer and Atul Gupta as senior oil and gas advisors.

Meyer and Gupta bring in more than 70 years of combined experience across oil and gas conglomerates such as Chevron, Petrofina and Burren Energy, across geographies as diverse as west Asia, central Asia and Alaska.

“They will provide strategic direction and delivery focus to Cairn India as the company embarks upon its growth journey of contributing to 50% of India’s overall crude production, through 5 billion barrels of oil equivalent reserves and growing and sustaining production at 300,000 barrels of oil and oil equivalent per day,” company informed BSE in a written statement.

Meyer has 37 years’ experience with Chevron Corp. In her last role as president (Asia-Pacific), she was responsible for driving Chevron’s E&P activities across nine countries in the region. She has extensive leadership expertise in global upstream operations, strategic business planning, major capital projects execution, capital allocation and delivering superior financial results.

Gupta currently advises private equity firms and is board member of a number of upstream oil and gas companies, including Nostrum (Kazakhstan), Seven Energy (Nigeria) and Vetra Energy (Colombia). Earlier, he was the chairman and chief executive officer of BSG Resources, a natural resource and power company.

“With their unique blend of extensive oil and gas experience, leadership and business acumen, we are confident they will together play a stellar role in increasing the operational efficiency and growth of our business,” said Sudhir Mathur, acting CEO, Cairn India.


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