Subhash Kumar, who retired on December 31, will be succeeded by Alka Mittal. ONGC’s temporary chairman will serve for six months, beginning in January 2022 and continuing until further instructions are issued.
Dr. Alka Mittal, Director (HR), who began her career as a trainee with ONGC, the country’s largest oil and gas producer, has been appointed as the company’s interim chairman and managing director. She is the company’s first female CEO.
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the request to take over the additional charge of Chairman and Managing Director (CMD), Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, to Alka Mittal, according to an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) on Monday. Gave. ONGC has also made his appointment public on Twitter.
Alka Mittal, who has a Masters in Economics and a PhD in Commerce, is also the first woman on the ONGC board of directors. On November 27, 2018, she took on this role. Before becoming Director (HR) at ONGC, Mittal was the Chief of Skill Development. She is the first woman to hold the role of full-time director at ONGC.
Alka Mittal, 59, is the first woman to lead an oil and gas production business. Nishi Vasudev was the first woman to lead an oil firm before her. In 2014, he took over as CEO of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), an oil refiner and fuel marketing corporation.
The ONGC currently has two full-time female directors.
With Alka’s appointment, ONGC will now have two full-time female directors. Pomila Jaspal was chosen for the position of Director by the Public Enterprise Selection Board (PESB) (Finance). Jaspal presently serves as Director (Finance) at Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL), an ONGC subsidiary. There are currently two female heads of state in the oil and gas industry. On September 1, 2021, Vartika Shukla was appointed CEO of engineering consulting business Engineers India Limited (EIL).