Our Board of Directors
Non-Executive Directors nominated by Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd.
Shri M. K. Surana Chairman
Mr. Mukesh Kumar Surana, has taken charge as Chairman & Managing Director - Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited effective April 01, 2016. Prior to this, he served as Chief Executive Officer, Prize Petroleum Company Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary and upstream arm of HPCL since September 2012.
A Mechanical Engineer with Master’s degree in Financial Management, Mr. Surana joined HPCL in the year 1982. During his career spanning over 33 years in Petroleum Industry, Mr. Surana has handled a wide range of responsibilities including leadership positions in Refineries, Corporate, Information Systems and upstream business of HPCL. He has been closely involved in Strategy Formulation, Business Process Re-engineering, Major Projects Implementation, Refinery Operations, Corporation wide ERP Implementation, Acquisition and Management of upstream assets etc.
Mr. Surana has vast experience in domestic and international Oil & Gas business and is known for his business acumen, innovative ideas and people-centric leadership. In his various roles, he has been able to empower teams to perform and deliver exceptional results through positive engagement and a shared vision. He was a Core Team Member for Corporate wide ERP implementation in HPCL which now forms the backbone of all business transactions at HPCL.
A certified Competency Assessor and a Project Management Professional, Mr. Surana has also been actively associated with various important industry forums in Oil & Gas Sector.
Shri P. K. Joshi Director
Mr. Pushp Kumar Joshi took charge as Director - Human Resources, HPCL effective August 01, 2012. Prior to this he was holding key portfolios in Human Resources viz. Executive Director – HRD, and Head – HR of Marketing Division.
A Bachelor of Law and an alumnus of XLRI, Jamshedpur, Mr. Pushp Kumar Joshi joined HPCL in 1986. Since then he has held various key positions in Human Resources and Industrial Relations functions at HQO, Marketing and Refineries Divisions of HPCL.
He has been responsible for the design and deployment of key HR policies and practices that are employee oriented and aim at building high performance culture.
He spearheaded various HR practices with strong business focus in HPCL viz; Project Akshay – the leadership development programme, Productivity Improvement Initiatives, leveraged the IT Platform for Internal Customer care, various Technical & Behavioral training programs, HR- Business Process Reengineering (BPR), Implementation of JDE (HR), Health Management System, HR Green Credit etc.
Shri Vinod S. Shenoy Director
Mr. Vinod S Shenoy took charge as Director – Refineries, HPCL effective November 01, 2016. Prior to this he was the General Manager - Refineries Coordination of HPCL.
A Bachelor in Chemical Engineering from IIT Bombay, Shri Vinod Shenoy started his career with HPCL in June 1985. During his career spanning over 31 years, Shri Shenoy has held various positions in the Refinery Divisions and Corporate Departments of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited and has wide exposure to the Petroleum Industry.
Mr Rajneesh Narang Director
Shri Rajneesh Narang is the Executive Director – Corporate Finance of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd., a Maharatna Oil Company. Prior to this, he has held various key portfolios including that of Executive Director – Finance (Marketing), Executive Assistant to Chairman & Managing Director – HPCL among other assignments. He is on Board of several HPCL Joint Venture Companies.
A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and a degree in Masters in Financial Management, Shri Narang brings with him rich and varied professional exposure of more than 3 decades across various spectrum of Downstream Oil Company. He has held various key challenging assignments in HPCL in the field of Corporate Finance, Treasury, Risk Management, Margin Management, Marketing Finance, Budgeting , SBU Commercial, C&MD’s Office and Refinery Project.
Shri Rajneesh Narang is known for his Commercial acumen, innovative ideas and people-centric leadership. In his various roles, he has been focussed on investment in Human capital for building successful teams and individuals and able to perform and deliver exceptional results through positive engagement and a shared vision. He has various academic distinctions to his credit and is a key technical speaker in In-house capability building seminars and workshops.
Rama Gummalla Director>
Ms. Rama Gummalla (DIN 0009036733) is a Mechanical Engineering with a PG Diploma in Business Administration specialization in Operations Department. She has 29 years experience in Oil & Gas sector presently working as Chief General Manager – Materials in HPCL, Visakh Refinery heading Project and Refinery Materials Department. She was instrumental in finalising several critical contracts for major projects. During her career, she successfully handled several major projects at Mumbai & Visakh Refineries right from feasibility study to construction and commissioning phases. She has expertise in handling stakeholders and multidisciplinary cross functional areas.
She has also experience in several areas which includes Supply Chain Management, Business Process Improvements, International Crude Trading, Maintenance Management, etc.
DR. Subodh AgarwalDirector
Dr. Subodh Agarwal is an IAS Officer of 1988 batch, Rajasthan Cadre and presently posted as Additional Chief Secretary Mines and Petroleum Department in Government of Rajasthan. With a reputation for intelligence, integrity, passion of work and high quality output, Dr. Agarwal is handpicked for demanding assignments. He has more than 30 years of experience in formulating public policy in the Central and State governments, managing public sector organisations, leading administrative districts and has held various key positions during his career.
A Civil Engineer from IIT Delhi with Post Graduate Diploma in Systems & Management from IIT Delhi, Masters Degree in Economics, Masters Degree in Public Policy from Princeton University, Degree in Law (LLB) and Ph.D. in Economics, Dr. Agarwal has several research papers and articles published in newspapers and magazines of repute, to his credit.
He was appointed as a Director with effect from 10th August 2020