Boyden’s Leadership Series Features Castrol’s Naveen Kshatriya

- Former BP plc senior leader discusses successful branding, balancing cultural and business diversity, and the importance of authenticity and connectedness in leadership -

MUMBAI, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Boyden, a global leader in executive search, today released its latest issue of the Boyden Leadership Series featuring an in-depth interview with Naveen Kshatriya, former Regional Vice President, Asia & Pacific (A&P) region of BP plc's Castrol and former CEO and Managing Director of Castrol India.

In the interview, Mr Kshatriya shares his insights on successful branding, balancing cultural and business diversity, the role of sustainability in business strategy, the importance of being authentic and connected as a leader, and the “power of people.”

“Naveen has had an impressive career in multiple management consulting and business leadership roles spanning India, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific,” said Trina Gordon, President and CEO of Boyden World Corporation. “His continued dedication to entrepreneurship ventures and education and philathropic initiatives serves as a model for executives on the rise.”

“Naveen’s world class expertise in marketing and customer management combined with his personal engagement with local teams and customers have yielded impressive results for BP/Castrol,” said Dinesh Mirchandani, Managing Director of Boyden India. “Under his stewardship, Castrol’s strategy and operations success across diverse markets provides very useful lessons in building global business and brands.”

Mr Kshatriya joined BP/Castrol in 1998, where he held several senior positions. Prior to leading the Asia & Pacific region, he was Regional Vice President of the Transcontinental region, covering Africa, Turkey, Middle East and South Asia, and concurrently the CEO and Managing Director of Castrol India. He was also a member of Castrol’s Global Leadership team from 2004 to 2011, member of the BP CEO’s apex group of Top 100 leaders covering the entire BP Group, and a director of BP Singapore Pte.

Prior to BP/Castrol, Mr Kshatriya held management positions at Unilever, in India and the Middle East. He studied mechanical engineering in India, receiving his degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur.

The full interview with Mr Kshatriya is available at

Previous issues of Boyden’s Leadership Series include interviews with Stephan Winkelmann, President & CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A., Luís Mira Amaral, CEO of Banco BIC Português, Kathy O’Connor, Chairman of the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA), Jeffrey Housenbold, President and CEO of Shutterfly Inc., Jaime Rivera, CEO of Bladex, Svein Rennemo, Chairman of Statoil, Kristin Skogen Lund, Executive VP and Group Director of Telenor, Michael DeNoma, President and CEO of Chinatrust Commercial Bank, Ümran Beba, Region President for Asia Pacific for PepsiCo; David Gergen, Director of Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership and a former presidential advisor; Robert Reich, currently Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and a former US Secretary of Labor; and James E. Lillie, CEO of Jarden Corporation. All are available on Boyden’s website.

About the Series

The Boyden Leadership Series is an ongoing publication that highlights the views of high-profile business leaders on issues relevant to leadership, management and talent acquisition. The series’ editors conduct interviews with heads of corporations and other key organisations across the globe to further growth and the exchange of ideas.

About Boyden World Corporation

Boyden is a global leader in the executive search industry with more than 65 offices in over 40 countries. Founded in 1946, Boyden specialises in high level executive search, interim management and human capital consulting across a broad spectrum of industries. For further information, visit the firm’s website at

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Source: Boyden World Corporation