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Chairman & Managing Director

Mr. M.K.Surana

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.


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.


Shri S Jeyakrishnan

Mr. S Jeyakrishnan: Director - Marketing

Mr. S Jeyakrishnan took charge as Director (Marketing) of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited effective 1st November 2016. Prior to this, he was the Executive Director (Retail) of HPCL.

An alumni of Madras University, Mr. S Jeyakrishnan joined HPCL in 1981 and has a rich and varied experience across the spectrum of Petroleum marketing. He is known for his participative leadership style and believes in leading his teams from the front, consistently delivering high performance despite all odds.

During a career spanning over 35 years, he has led large teams in the Marketing functions and held Leadership positions including General Manager- East Zone, Executive Director – Business Development & Corporate Affairs, Executive Director-Direct Sales and Executive Director-Retail. He also played a key role in several transformational initiatives undertaken at HPCL. He is also on the Board of M/s Hindustan Colas Private Ltd., a Joint Venture Company of HPCL.

During his tenure across the various Marketing SBUs HPCL became India’s largest Lubricant marketer, augmented infrastructure, developed robust processes and undertook several pioneering customer centric initiatives which enhanced productivity and profitability and established HPCL as the preferred brand.

Mr. S Jeyakrishnan has been an active participant in various industry forums and conferences both at national and International levels. He also attended the Advanced Management Program at Cambridge (UK) and the Authentic Leadership Program of the Harvard Business School.


Shri. Vinod S Shenoy

Mr. Vinod S Shenoy: Director - Refineries

Mr. Vinod S Shenoy took charge as Director - Refineries 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.

Part-time ex-officio Directors

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.

Mr. Sandeep Poundrik, IAS is presently posted as Joint Secretary (Refineries), Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, New Delhi.

As Joint Secretary (Refineries), Mr. Sandeep Poundrik is looking after the matters related to Refineries, Auto Fuel Policy, Petrochemicals, Import/export of crude oil and other petroleum products; Pricing of Petroleum products; Bio Fuels, Renewable energy and conservation, Integrated Energy Policy; Climatic Change & National Clean Energy Policy.

Before joining Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas in New Delhi, Shri Poundrik has served State government of Bihar at various senior level assignments including Secretary, Energy; C&MD, Bihar State Power Holding Company; Secretary, Road Construction Department; MD, Infrastructure Development Authority; MD, Bihar Industrial Area Development Authority and Collector & District Magistrate, Gaya, Begusarai, Buxar.

Mr. Poundrik’s academic background includes Rajasthan University Gold Medal in BE (Electrical) and Masters in Public Administration in International Development from Harvard University. His publications include “Group Disaster Risk Financing: Case studies” & “Improving the resilience of livelihoods to natural disaster” published by the World Bank and “Leadership and Institutional Change in the Public Provision of Transport Infrastructure: An analysis of India’s Bihar” in the Journal of Development Studies.


Ms. Sushma Rath - Director

Ms. Sushma Rath, has been appointed as a Government Nominee Director on the HPCL Board effective 5th December, 2017.

Ms. Sushma Rath is a Government Nominee Director of our Company. She is M. Sc. In Microbiology, Haffkine Institute, Mumbai, Diploma in Clinical Analysis, Sophia College, Mumbai and Civil Service Batch, 1989. Presently, she is posted as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India. She has worked as Director (Marketing), Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Under Secretary in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and as Principal Administrative officer and Adviser (Gender Issues) at National Health Systems Resource Centre. She has Published a number of Articles on adverse child-sex ratio in the Country & on Health Sector in reputed magazines i.e. Economic & Political weekly & Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology,etc.

Independent Directors

Shri Amar Sinha

Shri Amar Sinha

Shri Amar Sinha has been appointed as Independent Director on the Board of HPCL effective September 21, 2017.

Shri Amar Sinha joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1982. He is an Economics Graduate from Patna University and has worked with the State Bank of India for over two years before joining the Indian Foreign Service.

During his diplomatic career, he has served in various capacities in Algiers (1983-87), Buenos Aires (1987-90), in the Ministry of External Affairs as Private Secretary to Minister of State for External Affairs, Chemicals & Fertilizers, Parliamentary Affairs and Department of Electronics and Ocean Development from July 91 to May 96. He then served as Director (BSM) in Ministry of External Affairs from June 1996 to July 1997 and as OSD to Ministry of State for External Affairs from July 1997 to April 1998.

He also held diplomatic positions in Indian Missions in Washington DC (1998-2001) Jakarta (2001-2004) and Brussels (2004-2007) before being appointed India’s Ambassador to Tajikistan (April 2007 to July 2010).

During his last tenure in India (2010-2013), he was on deputation to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and served as Joint Secretary in the Trade Policy Division and the RMTR Division handling WTO related matters and issues relating to multilateral economic negotiations.He also oversaw India’s participation in multilateral for a such as UNCTAD, APTA, BIMSTEC, G20, IBSA, BRICS etc.

After completion of his assignment in Kabul successfully as Ambassador of India to Afganistan (June 2013 to January 2016), he has assumed the charge of the post of Secretary (Economic Relations) in the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, on January 15, 2016. His charge includes Development Partnership, Africa and countries in the Gulf and West Asia.

He speaks Hindi, English, French and Spanish and is familiar with Dari. His interest includes travelling, sports, reading and playing Bridge, tennis and Golf.


Mr. Siraj Hussain

Mr. Siraj Hussain

Mr. Siraj Hussain has been appointed as Independent Director on the Board of HPCL effective September 21, 2017.

Mr. Siraj Hussain joined the IAS in 1979 and was allotted Uttar Pradesh Cadre. He served the Government of Uttar Pradesh in various capacities including District Magistrate, Hardoi; Managing Director, UP State Industrial Development Corporation; Managing Director, UP Agro Industries Corporation and Registrar of Cooperative Societies. He was posted in the State Secretariat in the Departments of Energy, Education and Panchayati Raj. He was also Secretary to Chief Minister of UP.

He has served the Government of India in various capacities including Deputy Managing Director, National Cooperative Development Corporation; Joint Secretary in Department of Food and Public Distribution and Chairman-cum-Managing Director of Food Corporation of India (FCI). From 2000 to 2005 he served as Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Hamdard University in New Delhi.

In the Department of Food & Public Distribution, he formulated the scheme for attracting investment from private sector in warehousing sector, popularly known as Private Entrepreneurs Guarantee Scheme (PEG) 2010. About 16 million tonnes of storage capacity has been sanctioned so far, out of which 13.60 million tonnes has been completed and another 1 million tonnes is under construction. The storage problem of the country for central pool stocks has thus been successfully addressed in most States. However, there is still shortage of storage capacity in some districts of eastern and north eastern states. All this investment has been made by private sector and FCI has only given guarantee for payment of rent for ten years.

From May 2013 to February 2015, he served as Secretary to Government of India, in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI). He took up the issue of complexity of FSSAI’s regulations for granting product approval for proprietary food products. FSSAI has finally abolished the system of granting product by product approval. Several mega food parks and cold chain projects were sanctioned in this period.

He was posted as Secretary, Agriculture, Co-operation & Farmers Welfare in February, 2015. The scheme of for setting up of National Agriculture Market by creating an electronic platform for e-trading of agricultural commodities was formulated under his supervision. The PM Fasal Bima Yojna was also prepared under his guidance. It is envisaged that insured area will increase from about 20% in 2014-15 to 50% by 2018-19.

In January 2016, he was awarded Doctorate in Philosophy (honoris causa) by Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University, Andhra Pradesh in recognition of his contributions for advancement of Agriculture.

He retired from Govt service in January 2016. He is presently a Visiting Senior Fellow with ICRIER. He has been researching and writing on various issues of agriculture sector including crop insurance, futures market of agricultural commodities, streamlining of food subsidy through DBT and state agriculture reports of some states. He is also a contributor to Indian Express and Financial Express with Dr Ashok Gulati.


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.


Smt. Asifa Khan

Smt. Asifa Khan

Smt.Asifa Khan is an Independent Director on the Board of HPCL.

A graduate in English Literature, Smt.Asifa Khan has a vast experience in Print & Electronic media journalism, representation and analysis.

She holds deep interest in social welfare and upliftment of the weaker sections of the society.


Shri G.V. Krishna

Shri G.V. Krishna

Shri G.V. Krishna is a Chartered Accountant, apart from being a Bachelor in Commerce from Bangalore University. He completed his Chartered accountancy in 1988 and has been in Practice since then. G.V. Krishna is advisor to major Industrial Groups in Karnataka as a Strategic and Business Advisor and also Counsels other Chartered Accountants in technical areas of practice, including in Banking, Tax and Regulatory matters. Exposed extensively to the Rural and Co-operative Sector, he has also been an Independent Director on the Karnataka Apex Cooperative Bank. His experience in Statutory, Internal and Bank Audits covers over 3 decades and includes many large Private Organizations and Public Sector Banking Entities. G.V. Krishna is also a Founder Trustee of the Forward Foundation which focuses on sustainable environment and Solid Waste Management issues. A regular speaker across professional forums, G.V. Krishna also takes special interest in Counselling and Motivating Rural Youth on Entrepreneurship and Self-employment avenues.


DR. T.N. Singh

DR. T.N. Singh

Professor Singh has been appointed as Independent Director on the HPCL Board with effect from March 20, 2017. Professor T N Singh aged 55 years is Institute Geoscience Chair Professor in IIT, Bombay. He has made innovative and substantial contribution in several fields of Geosciences. He is well-known in the area of Engineering Geology, Rock mechanics on account of his pioneer work in Rock-Mechanics and Petrophysics, Establishment of Rock Indices, Triaxial and Post Failure Behaviour of Rocks, Dynamic and Static Properties of Rocks, CO2 Sinking, Natural Hazard and Climate Change etc.

Prof. Singh’s noteworthy contribution in the area of ground vibration due to blasting and slope stability has earned him recognition between the earth scientists and engineers. He has made prominent contribution to the design of blast for improved fragmentation. He has established Equivalent Material Modeling technique for simulating various Geo-mining problems to resolve some of the outstanding problem for optimum resource recovery.

He has received several recognition like National Geoscience Award, First P N Bose Mineral Award, S Rakshit Rock Mechanics Award, Prof Gopal Rangan Award and many more.

He has published more than 300 research papers in various journals and 112 Conference Papers. Dr Singh has edited 12 books published from reputed publishers from India and abroad. He is a Member of various Government Committee like Department of Science & Technology, BARC, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Railways etc.

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