Ramesh Fatania has 25 years’ broad international experience gained in Corporate Strategy and Planning, Mergers and Acquisitions, Executive Office, Marketing, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, and ERP Systems with BP (British Petroleum Plc). He possesses considerable experience in Post-Merger Integration, and has led many complex Global Change Management assignments within the BP Group.
Now he is a consultant and coach on Strategy (formulation and implementation), M&A (post-merger integration), Leadership and Change. Other expertise includes: business turnarounds and enhancing effectiveness through process improvements.
His major strength is to quickly establish the big picture, develop strategy and drive execution through organization-wide change programs.
After graduating in Chemical Engineering, Ramesh joined BP’s refinery in Scotland and held various positions in process engineering and plant operations. As Technical Manager, he developed the strategic options for the manufacturing site.
Following his MBA, he joined the Strategy, Planning and Control team in London, leading work on benchmarking, business performance reviews and developing strategic options for Marketing and Supply Chain units.
As Operations Director, he led the transformation project of one of the oil pipelines businesses in the UK. This was followed by a two-year secondment, as Program Director to BP’s Lubricants blending facilities in Belgium, which included upgrading of facilities, closing facilities in France and Germany and transferring production to Belgium.
Following a term in Executive office in BP Europe, he worked on numerous M&A activities including: BP/Mobil European JV merger integration; BP/Amoco global merger integration and also BP/Mobil JV dissolution. Ramesh developed BP’s best practice on post-merger integration from BP/Mobil JV experiences and from external best practice which was successfully used in other mergers.
Following the acquisition by BP Lubricants of Castrol he worked on dual brand strategy and the 5 year business strategy for growth.
After BP, as a consultant, he has worked for several organizations on Leadership, Strategy and M&A.
Education and qualifications
Ramesh holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, London and an MBA from Edinburgh University. He has taught in internal and external seminars, most notably on post-merger integration experience at Insead’s MBA class during 1998 to 2000. He is a certified practitioner MBTI, Insights and Firo-B and an instructional Designer (ATD, Addie Model).
Ramesh is British and lives in Belgium. He conducts his workshops in English, and also has a good knowledge of French, Dutch and two Indian languages (Hindi and Gujarati).