Puli graduated as Engineer from MIT, India in 1991 and worked in Oil & Gas, Refinery, Chemical and Marine industries. He pursued master degree in Industrial Engineering from NUS, Singapore and then MBA in International Business & Finance from Imperial College Business School, University of London. Mr. Puli started his career with Tamilnadu Petroproducts in India, He then worked at Kellogg Brown Root, in ExxonMobil. Since 2006, He moved onto work as Head of Projects & Turnaround at Shell, and was appointed as Regional Turnaround Director since mid of 2010