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Jona Pillay Jindal

Jona PillayMr. Jona Pillay is Executive Director for Jindal Steel a Power Limited (JSPL) Coal Gasification and its Coal To Liquids projects.

Mr. Pillay has 21 years of process industry experience. He started his career with Shell/BP refining. In 1995 he joined Sasol in South Africa, mainly on Coal to Liquid Operations in Secunda. He joined the Sasol Synfuels Executive Management team in 2004, and was involved in Gasification, Fischer Tropsch, Refining and Water and Ash operations. He joined JSPL in 2010 as Executive Director, Coal To Liquid and Coal Gasification. He is currently Head of Jindal Coal Gasification Project in Orissa Angul, a first of its kind project where Syngas produced through Coal Gasification route is being used to produce DRI. He personally lead the team through Construction and successful commissioning and operation of the plant..

Mr. Pillay obtained a Bachelor Technical Degree in Chemical Engineering from Vaal University of Technology (South Africa) and a four year MBA from University of South Africa. He also attended Sasol Accelerated leadership development program (ALDP) as well as Sasol executive development program (SEDP).