Damodaran Raghu

Damodaran Raghu, who goes by Raghu, has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and specialized manufacturing. His specialty areas involve asset integrity of both pipelines and plants, integrity management, corrosion and materials engineering, specialized inspection, and technical assurance. In this current role with ADV Integrity, Raghu will be assisting the efforts to grow the energy transition part of the business – primarily focused on carbon capture, hydrogen, and biofuels by leveraging the testing, pipeline transportation and storage strengths of ADV Integrity. Raghu will also assist in business development by articulating strategic plans for clients in their energy transition journey.

Prior to joining ADV Integrity, Raghu worked for Royal Dutch Shell from where he retired after 20 years of service. Prior to retiring Raghu was Shell’s global general manager for materials engineering and construction, a portfolio that encompassed integrity engineering and management, corrosion and materials engineering, energy transition and digital transformation with teams in the US, Netherlands, Qatar, and India. Raghu was also the Global Technical Authority (TA-1/ highest level) in Shell in the areas of materials and integrity being accountable for risk management decisions in this discipline. Raghu’s experience spans upstream, midstream, and downstream in operations, engineering research and development.

Raghu has a BS (Metallurgical Engineering) and MS (Corrosion Engineering) from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai (Bombay). He is a Chartered Engineer in the UK (CEng).

Raghu has been married to Bindu for 31 years and they are the proud parents of a 27-year-old son and a 23-year-old daughter. He resides in Cypress and although not born in Texas, he made sure to get to Texas as fast as he could and made it his home.