Elango succeeds founding Cairn India CEO

By OGJ editors

P. Elango, director, strategy and business services, has been named interim chief executive officer of Cairn India Ltd., Gurgaon, succeeding Rahul Dhir.

Dhir, who has led the company since its inception in 2006, said he was leaving the position “to pursue my entrepreneurial interests.” Cairn India became a publicly traded company in 2007 and became part of the Vedanta Group of London last year (OGJ Online, Dec. 6, 2011).

Cairn has exploration and production interests in India and Sri Lanka, as well as pipeline and gas processing interests. It recently produced an average 206,963 boe/d of oil and natural gas.

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