Future Downstream

Online | 21 November 2023

Raahil Burhaani

Position: CIO, Essar Oil UK Limited

CIO, Entrepreneur, Startup Mentor and Investor

Raahil has a wealth of diverse sector experience working at Senior/Executive levels including Energy (Oil & Gas), Utilities (Gas & Power), EPC (Oil & Gas), Telecoms, Manufacturing and Consultancy in various locations around the world. A multi-dimensional professional with over 30yrs of industry experience in corporate CXO roles as well as Tech Startup Entrepreneur. Extensive M&A transition and due diligence experience as well as delivery experience in areas such as Corporate Performance Management, Balanced Scorecard, Business Excellence, Technology Strategy, Service Design and Outsourcing, etc. 

Over the past 30 years, working at CXO levels for the likes of Enron, BG, Tata & Essar Group, Raahil  have helped some of the big and successful MNCs develop and deliver business and technology strategies that drive commercial results and build long term value. Currently engaged as CIO with Essar Oil UK Ltd. Role involves key modernization programs for the refining businesses’ end to end value chain. Essar Oil (UK) Limited is one of the leading players in the UK’s Oil & Chemical Industry. EOUKL owns and operates the Stanlow Manufacturing Complex, located on the south side of the Mersey Estuary near Liverpool. Stanlow plays a key part in the national economy, producing over 16% of the UK's transport fuels. Further Essar is joining forces with Progressive Energy, developers of HyNet North West, the UK’s leading industrial decarbonisation cluster, to set up a venture to produce low carbon hydrogen at Essar’s Stanlow Refinery in Northwest England.