Foresight Group has appointed industry veteran Alok Jha to spearhead the Group’s Drilling Business. Mr Jha will steer the Group’s efforts in building best-in-class operations with highest safety and efficiency standards besides developing sustainable and strategic relationships to drive business growth.
Foresight Group, established in 1984 by Dr. Ravi K Mehrotra, is a global conglomerate which has a fleet of offshore rigs, land mg and Crude Tankers.
The Group is also making an interesting foray into Ports & Gas sector on the back of its proposed port project at Bhavnagar in India.
“We are on a positive growth trajectory at Foresight Group and extremely well-positioned to continue building on our strong momentum with the addition of Mr Alok Jha to our leadership team”’- Dr Ravi K Mehrotra, Founder & Executive Chairman, Foresight Group
Mr Jha is a Mechanical Engineer from globally acclaimed IIT Kanpur (Indian Institute of Technology) with accreditation in Petroleum Technology from French Institute of Petroleum – Pau and brings with him a rich & varied experience in drilling operations spanning 31 years and 18 countries.
Prior to joining Foresight, Alok was associated with global giants like Transocean and Seadrill. In his last assignment as Director of Operations (Seadrill Americas) he was operating out of Houston, USA. At Foresight Group, Alok will be based out of Abu Dhabi, UAE where the group has set up its global Drilling Business
The group has also promoted the current head of Drilling Business, Mr Milind Orpe, a Graduate Marine Engineer, who has been with the group for over 13 years, as a Director in its leadership board at its Dubai office
Mr Milind Orpe has played a key role m successfully driving the Drilling Division’s robust operational performance over the years
In his new role, Milind will focus on growth & expansion strategies for the Group and will be spear heading the M&A activities that
the Group plans to pursue in the coming years