V. Narayan, a.k.a. Vee, is an experienced Maintenance Manager with a successful track record in a variety of industries including Engineering, Petroleum Refining, Pharmaceutical, Liquefied Natural Gas Production and Oil & Gas Exploration and Production. He has worked in several countries and cultures, including India, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. He led Shell’s Centre of Excellence in Maintenance and Reliability and represented Shell in a Joint Industry Project (OREDA). For eight years, he led the Maintenance Strategy group in Shell’s Exploration & Production Company in Aberdeen.

Vee is a successful trainer over a period of 14 years in specialist areas such as Reliability Centred Maintenance, Root Cause Analysis and other Maintenance Management subjects. He is a Visiting Lecturer in the MSc course in Asset Management, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK, and an Associate Fellow of the MIRCE Akademy, Exeter, UK.

V. Narayan has presented Technical Papers and conducted Workshops at several International Conferences in Antwerp, Dubai, Las Vegas,  Chicago, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore,  Trinidad, Exeter and Knoxville.

In addition to authoring the book “Effective Maintenance Management – Risk and Reliability Strategies for Optimizing Performance”, April 2004, Industrial Press Inc., New York, ISBN 0-8311-3178-0,  he has just released his second book:  ""100 Years of Maintenance and Reliability: Practical Lessons from Three Lifetimes at Process Plants", October 2007, Industrial Press Inc., New York, ISBN-13 (978-0-8311-)3323-8.


  • University of Bombay : Diploma in Industrial Management 1968
  • Institution of Electrical Engineers, London: Diploma in Electrical Engineering 1968
  • University of Poona : Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering 1963 (First Class with Distinction)


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