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Ursula Thakkar


Personal Profile: Ursula Thakkar is an entrepreneur, business leader, and strategist in the oil, gas and chemicals industry. She has over twenty-five years of comprehensive global experience in business management across multiple countries/cultures with significant exposure to consulting, finance, strategy and competitive intelligence, supply chain and operations, marketing and sales. Ursula has worn many hats in her career. Prior to joining TotalEnergies, where she works on new low carbon business development in the Middle-East, Africa and Asia, she served as the Managing Director for Lubrizol Advanced Materials South Asia. She has also been a Director on the Boards of Compagnie Rhenane de Raffinage (CRR), Eastham Refinery Limited (ERL), British Pipeline Agency Ltd. (BPA), United Kingdom Oil Pipelines (UKOP), Walton-Gatwick Pipeline Company Limited, West London Pipeline & Storage Limited and Gujarat Petrosynthese Limited. Ursula Thakkar has headed the Global Fuel Additives Business and the Global Supply Chain & Planning team at Infineum, a joint venture of Shell and ExxonMobil based in Singapore. Prior to that Ursula founded Aurum India, a firm based in Mumbai which she set up to provide consulting services to the oil, gas and downstream industries with a focus on India. In addition, Ursula has held senior positions in multinational companies like Petrofina and Shell in Europe/UK. She has also worked as a Consultant for William Kent International, USA where she managed projects in Asia, Latin America and China. Ursula has an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Instrumentation from the University of Mumbai. She also holds an Executive Diploma in Digital Business from the Academy of Digital Business Leaders and an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential from the International Coach Federation (ICF). She speaks several European and Asian languages. Ursula is a passionate advocate of the education and empowerment of women in society and is also active in helping animals in distress, for which she has set up a Charitable Foundation. She has also penned a book of short stories for children highlighting the importance of a harmonious co-existence of humans with nature and animals in urban settings. Ursula is also the Co-Founding Director in Shivia Livelihoods Foundation.
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Primary Focus: Corporate Leaders & Teams
Coaching Specialities: Business, Executive, Leadership
Professional & Life Experience: Consultant, Entrepreneur, Executive, Manager/Team Lead, Non-Profit, Speaker, Sustainability
ICF Membership Number: 9351898
Credential: ACC
Degrees & Certifications: BE (Hons) Electronic Instrumentation MBA Harvard business School
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