Chairman & Managing Director
Mr. S. Roy Choudhury: Chairman & Managing Director
Mr. S. Roy Choudhury took charge as Chairman & Managing Director effective August 2010. Prior to this he was Director, Marketing between May 2004 and July 2010.
Mr. S. Roy Choudhury is a Mechanical Engineer from the University of Assam. He commenced his career in the Petroleum Industry with Assam Oil Company, Digboi, a subsidiary of Burma Oil Company. He Joined HPCL on 21st June, 1982 as a Construction Engineer.
He has held various positions in the company in Refinery, Marketing (Operations), Projects and Sales Divisions of HPCL. These include positions such as General Manager (Supply, Operations and Distribution), General Manager (Pipelines), General Manager - Sales (West Zone). He was holding the position of Executive Director - Direct Sales prior to his appointment as Director - Marketing.
He is credited with creating a Pipelines Division in HPCL and successfully completed several Pipeline Projects and was responsible for smooth transition from APM to Non-APM era in the area of Product Supplies and Distribution.
Ms. Nishi Vasudeva: Director- Marketing
Ms. Nishi Vasudeva took charge as Director – Marketing effective July 04, 2011. Prior to this she was the Executive Director (Marketing Co-ordination) of HPCL.
Ms. Nishi Vasudeva is MBA from Indian Institute of Management- Kolkata. She commenced her career in the Petroleum Industry with Engineers India Ltd. She has a wide exposure to the Petroleum Industry spanning over 34 years in various streams like Marketing, Corporate, Strategy & Planning, Information System etc.
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. K V Rao: Director - Finance
Mr. K V Rao took charge as Director Finance effective 1st June 2013. Prior to his taking over as Director (Finance), Mr. K V Rao was Executive Director- Corporate Finance of HPCL for 5 years.
A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), Mr. Rao brings with him rich experience of over 3 decades in handling various challenging assignments in HPCL in the fields of Corporate Finance, Treasury Management, Internal Audit and Marketing & Refinery Finance.
Mr. Rao has expertise in various areas in Financial Management, and is credited with effective treasury management in raising External Commercial Borrowing, Debentures, and various other types of financial instruments at very competitive interest rates as compared with the Industry.
He has various academic distinctions to his credit, which includes being a rank holder in CA and B.Com. He has also been actively participating in various seminars and workshops, both at national and international levels.
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.
Part-time ex-officio Directors
Dr. S C Khuntia: Director
Dr. Subhash Chandra Khuntia, has been appointed as a Part Time Director on the HPCL Board effective August 3, 2012.
Dr.S C Khuntia (IAS Karnataka cadre 1981) is a post -Graduate in Physics, Computer Science, Economics, Sociology and Doctorate in Economics. Before joining Petroleum Ministry as Additional Secretary & Financial Advisor, he was Principal Secretary, PWD, Govt. of Karnataka.
Dr.Khuntia has handled various key assignments including District administration, Land revenue management, Rural development, Urban Development and Finance in the Karnataka State Government as well as in the Ministries of Agriculture, Finance and Human Resource Development in the Central Government.
Mr. R K Singh: Director
Mr. Rajesh Kumar Singh has been appointed as a Part Time Director on the HPCL Board effective June 26, 2013.
Mr. R K Singh (IAS Kerala cadre 1989) joined the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas effective 10th June 2013, as Joint Secretary (Refineries). He is B.A (Economics) from University of Delhi.
Mr. Singh has previously served the Government of Kerala as Assistant Collector - Palakkad, Addl. Director - Tourism, Collector - Malappuram District, Jt.Commissioner - Finance, Secretary - Local self Government and Secretary - Ports including assignments such as Under Secretary - Ministry of Finance, Dy. Secretary - Ministry of Urban Development, and Joint Secretary - Information and Broadcasting, Government of India. He has also served as Commmissioner of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA).
Part-time non-official Directors
Mr. Anil Razdan: Director
Mr. Anil Razdan joined the HPCL board as an Independent Director effective January 10, 2011.
Mr. Anil Razdan joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1973. He is an alumnus of St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University for B.Sc (Hons.) Physics (1965-68) and Faculty of Law, Delhi University for LL.B (1968-71). He has been a Visiting Fellow of the University of Oxford.
Mr. Anil Razdan was Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Power during 2007-08. He has held various significant assignments in the Government of Haryana, and the energy sector in the Government of India, including that of Additional & Special Secretary with the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas.
As Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of India, Mr. Anil Razdan’s tenure was hailed as a visionary one, with many path breaking initiatives and unprecedented activity, heralding a paradigm shift in the scale and width of operations. He is presently Member of the Advisory Group of the Union Minister of Power, Member of the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Task Force on Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Public Sector Enterprises of the Government of India for the year 2010-11, and Convenor of the Task Force for the Energy Group of companies, Chairman of the Urjavaran Foundation, Member of the Advisory Boards of Project Management Associates (PMA), the India Energy Forum and International Fenestration Forum.
He is currently an eminent Energy Expert, Strategic Adviser and Consultant, and contributes strategy option and papers on energy to various prominent journals and media.
Mr. S K Roongta: Director
Mr. S K Roongta joined the HPCL board as an Independent Director effective January 10, 2011.
Mr. Roongta is a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) – Electrical from BITS, Pilani and also a Gold Medalist in Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management-International Trade from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi. Mr Roongta is a Fellow Member of All India Management Association.
He joined Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) in 1972 as Executive-Marketing and rose to the position of Chairman, SAIL in August 2006, superannuating effective May 2010.
He also holds Directorships in Axis Bank, Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd., Shipping Corporation Ltd., Jubilant Industries Ltd., Jindal Power Ltd. and ACC Ltd.
Mr. Roongta has been associated with various Academic Institutions and Apex Bodies by holding important positions.
Mr. G K Pillai: Director
Mr. G K Pillai joined the HPCL board as an Independent Director effective April 9, 2012.
Mr. G K Pillai is a retired IAS officer. He joined Indian Administrative Service in the year 1972 and belongs to Kerala Cadre. He has done his M.Sc. at IIT, Chennai.
He started his career as Sub-Collector, Quilon and worked in diverse fields of Revenue Administration. He was District Collector, Quilon; Deputy Secretary, Labour; Special Officer for Cashew Industry; Special Secretary, Industries etc. He was Secretary, Health and Family Welfare during 1993-96 and Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister of Kerala during the period 2001-04.
In the Government of India, he held positions of Under Secretary / Deputy Secretary in Ministry of Defence and Director / Joint Secretary in the Department of Surface Transport. Later he served in the Ministry of Home Affairs as Joint Secretary (North East) from 1996 to 2001. In 2004 he joined Ministry of Commerce and Industry as Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce and later served as Secretary, Department of Commerce during 2006- 2009. During this period he actively participated in negotiations for comprehensive economic cooperation agreements with Singapore, ASEAN, Japan, South Korea. He played a key role in the enactment of the SEZ Act 2005 and was Chairman of the Board of approvals for SEZ during 2005 to 2009. He represented State and Central Government delegations to USA, EU, Argentina, Japan, Canada etc.
He was appointed as Union Home Secretary in June 2009 and retired from Government service in June 2011.
In addition to being a Director on Board of HPCL, he is also the Chairman of the Board of IVY Cap Ventures Pvt Ltd, a venture capital company sponsored by the IIT Alumni Association.
Mr. A.C Mahajan :Director
Mr. Avinash Chander Mahajan joined the HPCL board as an Independent Director effective April 9, 2012.
Mr. A C Mahajan has done his M.Sc. (Chemistry Hons) in 1972, and thereafter joined Bank of India as an Officer in 1972. He is a career banker with over 38 years of varied experience in various Public Sector Banks in India and abroad.
He held various senior level positions in Bank of India viz., in charge -“Integrated Treasury”; General Manager In-Charge - Credit Department; General Manager - Risk Management Department; Chief Executive, Japan branchs etc. He had also worked in Kenya for five years as in charge of Nairobi (Kenya) branch.
Thereafter, he held various top level positions such as Executive Director - Bank of Baroda in 2005, C&MD - Allahabad Bank and C&MD - Canara Bank from where he superannuated in August 2010. He had also held various positions in Indian Banks Association (IBA) including Member, IBA Managing Committee and Dy. Chairman, IBA.
Besides being on the Board of various companies including HPCL, Mr Mahajan is a Chairman of Governing Council of Banking Codes and Standards Board of India (BCSBI), an independent watch dog of banking industry which is tasked with duty of ensuring that Banks provide to the customers services in transparent manner.
Prof. G. Raghuram: Director
Prof. G. Raghuram joined the HPCL board as an Independent Director effective April 9, 2012.
Prof. Raghuram has done his graduation from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad and PhD from Northwestern University, USA.
Prof Raghuram is a Professor in the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad. His specialization is in infrastructure and transportation systems, and supply chain & logistics management. His research, consultancy, case studies and publications focus includes railways, ports and shipping, air and road sector, service organizations and supply chain management. He has taught at Northwestern University and Tulane University, USA. He has been a visiting faculty at various universities in USA, Canada, Yugoslavia, Tanzania, UAE, Singapore and several institutions in India. He has co-authored four books and published over 70 papers. He was the President of Operational Research Society of India (1999-2000). He is a Fellow of the Operational Research Society of India (ORSI) and Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT-UK).
He also holds Directorships in Alcock Ashdown (Gujarat), Arshiya International, DARCL Logistics Limited, India Infrastructure Finance Company (IIFC), and Take Solutions, Chennai.
He is currently a member of the Steering Committee on Transport Sector for the formulation of the Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012-17) and Member of the Expert Group for Modernization of Indian Railways. He is also the Chairman of various committees connected with Ministries related to Transportation and the Planning Commission.
Dr. Gitesh K Shah: Director
Dr.Gitesh K Shah, a Scientist turned Management Expert, was appointed to the HPCL board effective February 26, 2013.
Dr.Gitesh K Shah has done his M.Sc., Ph.D. & D.Sc in Organic Chemistry. Dr.Gitesh K Shah is a Chartered Scientist, Chartered Chemist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry(RSC), London. (C.Sci., C.Chem., F.R.S.C.). He is also member of the prestigious Dr.Vikram Sarabhai Award Committee. He is based at Ahmedabad.
Dr.Gitesh K Shah, who is a noted Technocrat & Management Expert, has rich experience of 20 years in the field of Petrochemical, Chem-informatics, Bio-informatics and Nano–Technology. He has to his credit 18 research papers in renowned international journals in the field of Chemistry and Nano–Technology. He has served as the Chairman of the Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Limited (GACL), Baroda. He is Chairman of Harita Projects Private Limited, a company engaged in Infrastructure Projects and Nano-Molecules.
Dr.Gitesh K Shah has been an Part-time non-official Director of HPCL earlier - from December 7, 2009 to December 6, 2012.
Mr.Rohit Khanna: Director
Mr. Rohit Khanna joined the HPCL board as an Independent Director effective September 27, 2013.
He is a commerce graduate from Delhi University, besides being a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accounts of India (ICAI).
Mr. Khanna is the Managing Partner of Khanna Gulati & Associates, Chartered Accountants, New Delhi. In addition, he is on the Board of various companies like Atlantic Softtech Pvt.Ltd, Bhikaji Power Pvt. Ltd. etc. He had earlier served on the Boards of Dena Bank and various other companies.
Mr. Khanna brings with him front line organizational experience and broad functional knowledge. He has over 27 years of experience in diverse sectors of industry including corporate affairs, finance, law, banking, resource development, infrastructure and services. His specialization as an advisor on strategy, business structuring, finance fundamentals, corporate governance, risk assessment, budgeting, appraisal and monitoring mechanisms has endowed him with experience and knowledge of key business processes.