Essar strengthens Executive Leadership Team with senior appointment

Essar is pleased to announce the further strengthening of its Executive Leadership Team with the appointment of Mark Pennifold as Chief People Officer.

Mark is a highly experienced Human Resources professional who has worked at senior level within both the Automotive and Chemicals manufacturing industries. He was most recently the Human Resources Director at Nissan Manufacturing UK, where he had lead responsibility for all HR and Health and Safety matters at the UK’s biggest car plant. He has also previously worked for Jaguar Land Rover, Ford and Tata Chemicals Europe. He holds an Honours Degree from the University of London, together with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management.

Prashant Ruia, Chairman of Essar Oil UK, said: “This is another important appointment for us, with Mark bringing with him a wealth of HR experience at the very highest level.”