Mr. Vinay R. Sharma, is a professional with very good exposure in the Commercial, Trade and Logistics, Material Management and Supply Chain for more than 38 years with various companies and at various levels.
Mr. Sharma spearheaded the business which he started at the age when most of the people think of retiring, relaxing and holidaying. His clear vision, systematic and straight approach to issues, his command over the subject and varied experience compliments the positions he holds. The mantra he has adopted is “Man management” and follows the principle “Innovation lets the company enjoy market leadership and brand recognition”.
Mr. Sharma hails from a middle class family in Ludhiana, Punjab. Born in October 1953, he aspired to become a pilot as a child. To fulfill his dream of flying, he underwent proper training, owns a valid license and has flown solo with Capt. Amarinder Singh. Academically, he holds a bachelor degree in Arts stream with English, Political Science and History subjects. Mr. Sharma also holds a Post Graduate Diploma with specialization in Management.
As a youngster, he tried his hands at photography in his hometown. Then marriage came as a life changing event when Mr. Sharma realized his aspiration to work as a professional. So he started his career as a Publicity Executive in Oswal Agro Group, Ludhiana in June 1983. Ever since, his strong determination and hard work took him from being a Chief Executive in Vidarbha Veeners Industries to the post of Vice President – Imports in one of the most reputed Reliance Industries Limited.
The biggest professional achievement is the very existence of Oil Field Warehouse & Services Limited (OWS). OWS, the brainchild of Mr. Sharma, pioneered the very concept of Material Management in the Special Economic Zones of India in the year 2005.
From a small rented office space in Navi Mumbai, OWS now has its Corporate Office headquartered in (Mahape) Navi Mumbai and its Registered office in Fort (Mumbai) with branch offices located domestically in Vizag SEZ, Mundra SEZ, Delhi and Chennai. The warehousing facilities are strategically located on the east and west coasts to be able to cater to the Indian markets efficiently.
Achievements of OWS include: introduction and implementation of SEZ based Contract Manufacturing; SEZ concept in oil & gas industry in India have led to tremendous savings to Operators, Contractors and earnings to Govt. exchequer in terms of money, time and process improvement, benefitting the entire sector; Zymeflow technology in India enabling the refineries to reduce the turnaround time of refinery shut downs drastically with increased productivity; and, green technology – recycling of waste and making innovative rubber products as an alternative to traditional infrastructure.
All these boosted the company’s earnings by a substantial percent in the first year alone by employing excellence in planning and marketing activities. From an employee strength of 5 people to 250 employees in various locations, it has been a great journey through the highs and lows of the Oil & Gas Industry.
Under his stewardship, OWS has bagged prominent awards and accolades which includes Best SEZ Unit Award by Ministry of Commerce for years in a row and other accolades from ASSOCHAM and the SME Awards to name a few.
Under Mr. Sharma’s leadership, OWS had founded its subsidiary – OWS Technical Services (OWSTS) in the year 2009 to provide technical services to the Oil & Gas industry. OWSTS became the exclusive technology licensee of the Zyme –Flow® Decon. Technology, the worldwide leaders in decontamination of refineries & petrochemical complexes, SEZ based Contract Manufacturing, a business model that promotes plug-and-play concept of manufacturing for international prospects and OWS Technical Services has off-lately introduced Rubber Solutions with its OWS Eco-Flex® Range of Rubber Products in India.
Mr. Sharma is an avid dreamer with a go-getter attitude to chase the zenith of success. Mr. Sharma with the ability for a total makeover, untiring attitude, out-of-the box thinking puts him in enviable position of being matched with top-notch business professionals in India.
On the personal front, Mr. Sharma continues to be a big source of inspiration to family and friends. Though the mantra he follows in personal commitments is something that many individuals claim to observe – ‘Be Yourself’ but he lives it in its truest sense.
Mr. Sharma holds the position of “Secretary General” for the APEX body of an NGO named “Mahavir International”. Through this association, he has brought many improvements in the current style of working of the NGO: from initiating the ‘Green India drive’ to Free Medical and Eye Care Camps; to Baby kits for newborns and more, he has changed the way people look at NGO’s in India bringing about transparency and accountability in NGO’s.
Mr. Sharma is very passionate about his work and learning new things thus is dubbed the “Encyclopedia of knowledge and information”. In short – you don’t need “Google” when he is around! You would often find Mr. Sharma saying, “Be original in your thought – If a good seed is not planted, then there will be no plant. So express your ideas and thoughts, ask questions if any – then there is no stopping you from scaling the heights of success”.
A unique concept blended with expert regulatory compliances and quality service deliveries within the stipulated timelines is OWS growth story. Mr. Sharma envisions OWS to be the most preferred vendor of choice by outperforming its client’s expectations, dedicated and timely quality service deliveries and continuing to explore business opportunities and bring them to cater to the Indian subcontinent.