Rakesh Misri took over as Director-Marketing of HPCL on October 17. Prior to his appointment as Director Marketing, Misri was Executive Director-Marketing Coordination in HPCL. A Gold medalist in civil engineering from REC Srinagar (now NIT Srinagar), Misri has a rich and varied professional exposure of over 36 years in HPCL. He has held various senior level positions in the organisation heading the north zone retail, executive director-direct sales, executive directorhuman resources, executive director-corporate strategy and business development, and executive director-LPG. He has various academic distinctions to his credit and is a key technical speaker in In-house capability building seminars and workshops.