Essar makes senior appointment

Essar is pleased to announce the further strengthening of its executive leadership team with the appointment of Karunakaran (Karan) Hari as chief commercial officer for Essar Oil UK.

Karunakaran Hari, Essar Oil UK chief commercial officer

Karan has been with the company since February 2020 as head of international trading and supplies and during that time has built a strong team by identifying and developing talented individuals from within the business. He is a graduate in management studies, with close to 35 years of experience, both in the UK and overseas. He has worked in a range of government and private companies including oil major BP and global trading house Trafigura.
Chairman Prashant Ruia commented: “I am delighted that we are able to recognise and promote individuals from within the company to our leadership team. This is an important appointment, with Karan bringing huge industry expertise and experience to this senior role.”