Energizing People who Energize the World

Energizing People who Energize the World

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Date and Time

  • Thursday, March 22, 2012 from 7:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.


Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Room 102

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110


free, RSVP required


MSEL Presents Dr. N.G. Kannan

Check-in and breakfast begins at 7:15 a.m.

Event will be held from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Please RSVP no later than March 19 by going to http://bit.ly/MSEL_Kannan

The oil and natural gas industry supports millions of jobs internationally and contributes billions to the global economy. However, rising oil prices are having a negative impact on households everywhere. Energy issues are complex and often difficult to understand and industry leaders are constantly grappling with maintaining a balance in a volatile global oil market. Leaders in this arena are faced with critical decisions every day that involve long-range strategies in a fast-paced and often unpredictable environment. Learn how an Indian oil organization was transformed from a local, virtual monopoly to a global competitive force by putting employees before business.

Dr. Kannan will discuss the role of strategic leadership and the high performing teams required to meet the challenges of dynamic, highly charged environments. He will share his personal journey of victories and personal failures. Dr. Kannan’s discussion will give you an insider’s perspective on: 

  • Leading in an industry that literally powers the global economy
  • The opportunities that come from enabling and empowering the organization’s work force 
  • The ethical dilemmas of decisions that continually impact the world’s resources

Speaker Biography

Dr. N.G. Kannan has spent over 37 years in India’s oil industry. He has held several prestigious leadership positions within Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., India’s largest corporation and its first on the Fortune 500 list. In his joint capacity as director of Marketing of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (IOCL) and managing director of IBP Ltd. he handled a sales turnover of nearly $45 billion.  

His other leadership positions include: chairman of Indian Oil Mauritius Ltd., Indian Oil Petronas Ltd. and chairman of LPG Equipment Research Centre as well as board member of Indian Oil Tanking Ltd., a joint venture company between Oil Tanking Ltd. of Germany and Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. Until recently he was the non-executive chairman of Lubrizol India Pvt Ltd., a joint venture company between Lubrizol (USA) and Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. and the dean and advisor at The Institute for Technology and Management, (ITM) Chennai, a top-ranking business school. Dr. Kannan is currently a visiting faculty member at Indian Institute of Management (Trichy) and National Institute of Technology (Trichy). He is also on the governing council of Sudharsan group of institutions and strategy consultant.

Dr. Kannan is a strong advocate of life-long learning. He has an MBA in Marketing, a doctorate degree in Human Resource Management, an MA in Economics, an MSc in Physics, a Master of Commerce in Taxation, a Master of Philosophy in Management, as well as post-graduate diplomas in Human Resource Development and Training; Operations Research for Management; Electronic Data Processing; and Computer Management.

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