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Board Of Directors


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: 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

 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.

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.

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.

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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