BPCL is one of India’s leading oil companies with a significant presence across the entire petroleum value chain. An Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Cost Accountants of India, Shri Varadarajan has about 30 years of experience in all aspects of the oil and gas industry, ranging from Finance and Marketing to Corporate Strategy and Planning. In addition, he enjoyed a stint as the Chief Financial Officer, Bharat Shell Limited (BSL). As Director (Finance) in 2011, he had the overall responsibility of the Finance function, Information Technology and Corporate Planning in the Corporation. The excellent performance of the Corporation in key areas of turnover, cash and net profits bears testimony to the stellar role he played in enhancing the financial health of the company. Mr Varadarajan has worked as the manager of accounts and administration at the Malabar Spinning and Weaving Mills. In November 1984 he joined BPCL and worked his way up the ranks. He has held the position of general manager of corporate treasury and general manager of retail in the South. In September 2011 he was promoted to Director (Finance).