Mr. Jagjeet Singh Bindra


Mr. Jagjeet Singh Bindra is on the board of Lyondell Basell Industries NV and HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd. He is also the director of Edison International and one of the United States' largest electric utilities, Southern California Edison.


Mr. Singh did his B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1969. He earned his master's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA in 1970. He is a "Distinguished Alumnus" of University of Washington, College of Engineering, as well as of Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

Mr. Bindra also holds an M.B.A. (honors) from St. Mary's College in Moraga, California. Mr. Bindra was Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director at Ampol Ltd., President for Chevron Global Trading Ltd. and Manager-Strategic Planning at Chevron Corp., President at Chevron Pipe Line Co. and Senior Vice President-Pipeline & Transportation at Chevron Overseas Petroleum, Inc. (both are subsidiaries of Chevron Corp.). Edison International and Southern California Edison announced on April 22, 2010 Bindra's appointments to their boards. Edison International, headquartered in Rosemead, is the parent company of Southern California Edison.

Before his positions with Edison, Mr. Bindra served as president of Chevron Global Manufacturing from 2004 until he retired in 2009, during which time he led the company's worldwide manufacturing operations, including those of 19 refineries. His entire career at Chevron spanned 32 years and began with his work there as a research engineer and progressed through increasing levels of leadership.

In addition to his positions with Edison, Bindra is on the board of directors of Larsen & Toubro Limited, India; Transfield Services Limited, Australia and Sriya Innovations Inc., Kennesaw, Georgia; and chairs the board of directors at the IIT Kanpur Foundation. Mr. Bindra instituted the Mr. & Mrs. Gian Singh Bindra Chair at IIT Kanpur. It is open to the Department of Chemical Engineering and can be occupied for a period of three years.

Achievements and Honors

  • Distinguished Alumnus of University of Washington and IIT Kanpur.