Atul gained an MA, BA (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge and a M. Eng in Petroleum Engineering from Heriot Watt. He progressed his career through the Oil and Gas sector joining Burren Energy in 1999. He spent time in India, Congo and particularly in Turkmenistan before moving to London and becoming CEO in 2006.
Following the sale of Burren to ENI, Atul became CEO of DB Petroleum and then Director of Investments for Essar Capital. Atul has been an NED for Nostrum Oil and Gas and Seven Energy for 6+ years and joined Cairn India as a Senior Oil and Gas Advisor in March 2017.