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Board Of Directors As On 2016

Chairman & Managing Director

Ms. Nishi Vasudeva

Mr. M.K.Surana: Chairman and Managing Director

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.

Functional Directors

Shri Pushp K Joshi

Mr. P K Joshi: Director- Human Resources

Mr. Pushp Kumar Joshi took charge as Director - Human Resources 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 B K Namdeo

Mr. B. K Namdeo: Director - Refineries

Mr. B. K Namdeo took charge as Director - Refineries effective July 01, 2013. Prior to this he was the Executive Director, International Trade and Supplies of HPCL.

A Mechanical Engineer and a Master of Technology from IIT Bombay, he has over 32 years of experience in various refinery functions and has held key positions in Central Engineering (Refinery Projects), Operations, Projects and Maintenance of the Refineries.

During his tenure as ED (IT&S), Mr. Namdeo was responsible for Procurement of Crude Oil, Product Evacuation, Ship Chartering, Refinery planning & scheduling and related commercial activities of both the refineries of HPCL.


. Shri. Y K Gawali

Mr. Y K Gawali: Director - Marketing

Mr. Y K Gawali took charge as Director - Marketing of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. effective October 10, 2014. Prior to this, he was the Executive Director - LPG of HPCL. He is also on the Boards of GIGL and GITL.

A graduate in Civil Engineering, Mr. Y K Gawali has over 32 years of experience in Operations, Engineering & Projects, Logistics, Terminals, and LPG.

During his tenure as ED - LPG, he has been responsible for improving Marketing performance, customer focus and satisfaction and enhancing the brand image of HP Gas. He had been instrumental in implementing the key initiatives of capping of subsidized cylinders, Direct Transfer of cash subsidy and weeding out multiple LPG connections in the market.

In his earlier assignment as Executive Director - O&D he was responsible for strengthening and augmenting the Distribution infrastructure for HPCL, including pipelines, Terminals/depots besides optimizing the supply chain management, across the complete value chain.

Mr. Y K Gawali represents HPCL in the ‘World LPG Forum’. He has been faculty / guest speaker at several international conferences. He has been a key member of numerous Committees viz. Core Petroleum Industry Committee for formulating the post APM LPG policies and pricing, Joint Implementation Committee constituted by MOPNG for time bound implementation of M.B.Lal Committee recommendations and committee for formulation of various standards of Oil Industry etc.


Mr.Ramaswamy

Mr. Ramaswamy: Director –Finance

Mr. J Ramaswamy took charge as Director – Finance effective 1st October 2015. Prior to his taking over as Director – Finance, Mr. Ramaswamy was Executive Director – Corporate Finance of HPCL for over 2 years.

A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), Mr. Ramaswamy brings with him rich experience of over 3 decades in handling various challenging assignments in HPCL in the field of Corporate Finance, Marketing Finance, SBU Commercial, C&MD’s Office, Internal Audit, Vigilance, System & Procedures, and Refinery Finance.

Mr. Ramaswamy has expertise in Financial Management, and is known for strengthening financial discipline, cost consciousness and commercial acumen in the Corporation, which is of immense benefit to the organization. He is also credited with effective treasury management in raising External Commercial Borrowing, Debentures and various other types of financial instruments at a very competitive interest rate as compared with the Industry.

He has various academic distinctions to his credit, and is a key technical speaker in in-house capability building seminars and workshops.

Part-time ex-officio Directors

 Urvashi Sadhwani

Ms.Urvashi Sadhwani - Director

Ms.Urvashi Sadhwani, Sr.Advisor, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, appointed as Part-time Director on the HPCL Board effective 4th January 2016.

Ms. Urvashi Sadhwani is a Post Graduate in Business Economics and M. Phil from Delhi University. Before joining the Petroleum Ministry as Senior Adviser, she was Economic Adviser in the Ministry of Railways.

An alumnus of Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University, Ms. Sadhwani began her career with teaching Mathematics, Statistics and Indian Economics at this college. She is a member of the 1982 batch of the Indian Economic Service. During her career trajectory spanning over 33 years, she has handled key portfolios involving major responsibilities, across various Ministries, including inter-alia, Health, Tribal Affairs, Tourism, Railways, Industries (in the erstwhile Bureau of Industrial Costs and Prices) and 2 stints – Transport and Project Appraisal – at the former Planning Commission.


Shri  Sandeep Poundrik

Mr. Sandeep Poundrik: Director

Mr. Sandeep Poundrik has been appointed as a Part Time Director on the HPCL Board effective October 16, 2014.


Part-time non-official Directors

Shri.Ram Niwas Jain

Shri.Ram Niwas Jain

Shri.Ram Niwas Jain was Appointed to the HPCL Board effective November 20,2015.

He has passed BE (MECH) from Motilal Nehru Regional Engineering College, Allahabad in 1973. He is Managing Director of the B.P. Engineers Pvt.Ltd. an ancillary to Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., Lucknow Division, Lucknow, engaged in manufacturing of aeronautical components for fighter aircrafts, mainly indigenization work for Indian Airforce and various Divisions of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd for last more than 30 years. M/s. B.P. Engineers Pvt.Ltd. has been awarded “Excellence in Aerospace Indigenization” from SAITI. He has been Independent Director on the Board of two nationalized banks, Allahabad Bank and UCO Bank. He is also Independent Director in Universal Sompo General Insurance Co.Ltd. He is president of Entrepreneurs’ Association of Scooters India Ancillary Units, Amausi, Lucknow. He is doing a lot of social work in the field of Leprosy, welfare and rehabilitation of Tribal children.

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