Shameek Konar serves as Pilot Company’s chief executive officer. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Pilot Company is the 7th largest privately held company in the United States and employs 28,000 team members.
Founded in 1958, Pilot Company has grown to become one of the leading suppliers of fuel and is the largest operator of travel centers in North America. The company supplies more than 14 billion gallons of fuel per year and has an industry-leading network of more than 800 fueling locations. With the third largest tanker fleet in North America, Pilot Company also provides end-to-end logistics solutions, gasoline, diesel and crude hauling, and saltwater disposal in the nation’s busiest oil production basins.
Shameek previously served as Pilot Company’s chief strategy officer, leading the company’s energy division, including business and asset development, supply, distribution and sales. His leadership was instrumental in growing Pilot Company’s energy business, developing the platform and executing several acquisitions since his tenure at Pilot Company began in 2017.
Prior to joining Pilot Company, Shameek served as chief investment officer at Castleton Commodities International and Mercuria Energy Trading in Houston. He oversaw mergers, acquisitions and operations of physical assets across the firm’s commodities merchant platform globally. He also was managing director and global co-head of commodities principal investments at Goldman Sachs, where he focused on growing the company’s physical natural gas and crude oil businesses. Shameek served in several senior roles at Constellation Energy, including senior vice president of corporate strategy and development.
Shameek earned a Ph.D. in economics and finance from Vanderbilt University in Nashville and a Bachelor of Arts in economics and mathematics from St. Stephen’s College in India.