Board Of Directors

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Chairman & Managing Director

Shri M.K.Surana

Shri Mukesh Kumar Surana, Chairman and Managing Director

Shri Mukesh Kumar Surana is Chairman & Managing Director of the Corporation effective 1st April, 2016. Prior to this, he served as Chief Executive Officer, Prize Petroleum Company Limited, a wholly- owned subsidiary and upstream arm of HPCL, since September 2012.

A Mechanical Engineer with Master’s Degree in Financial Management, Shri Surana joined HPCL in the year 1982. During his career spanning over 38 years in Petroleum Industry, Shri 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, Company-wide ERP Implementation, Acquisition and Management of upstream assets, etc.

Shri 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 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, Shri Surana has also been actively associated with various important forums in Oil & Gas Sector.

Functional Directors

Shri Pushp K Joshi

Shri Pushp Kumar Joshi: Director - Human Resources

Shri Pushp Kumar Joshi is Director – Human Resources of the Corporation effective 1st August, 2012. Prior to this, he was holding key portfolios in Human Resources functions viz. Executive Director – HRD and Head – HR of Marketing Division.

Shri Pushp Joshi is a Doctorate in Human Resource Management, Post Graduate in Human Resource Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur and Bachelor of Law from Andhra University.

As Director – HR, Shri Joshi is presently responsible for overseeing the design and deployment of key Human Resource policies and strategies while leading Human Resources practices that are employee-oriented and aimed at building high performance culture. With over three decades of vast experience in Human Resource and Industrial Relations, Shri Joshi has played a pivotal role in leading key transformational and strategic initiatives, across HPCL such as Project Akshay, Akshaypath etc.

Shri Joshi has spearheaded Human Resource practices at HPCL with strong business focus and contemporary approaches for leadership development, capability building and productivity enhancement by leveraging technology. He helped in the development and shaping the Company’s Culture and Values aligned to the Vision and provided support to the business and finance functions in the critical area of Human Resources.


Shri. Vinod S Shenoy

Shri Vinod S. Shenoy: Director - Refineries

Shri Vinod S. Shenoy is Director – Refineries of the Company effective 1st November, 2016. Prior to this, he was the General Manager – Refinery 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 34 years, Shri Shenoy has held various positions in the Refinery Divisions and Corporate Departments of HPCL and has wide exposure to the Petroleum Industry.

Intelligent refinery production strategy to ensure profitability, vision from operational excellence and capacity expansion of refineries at Mumbai and Visakh with bottom up upgradation facilities are the tasks ahead


Shri Rakesh Misri

Shri Rakesh Misri: Director - Marketing

Shri Rakesh Misri took over as Director-Marketing of the Corporation on 17th October, 2019. Prior to his appointment as Director-Marketing, Shri Misri was Executive Director- Marketing Coordination in the Corporation.

A Gold Medalist in Civil Engineering from REC Srinagar (now NIT Srinagar), Shri Misri has a rich and varied professional exposure of over 36 years in our Corporation. He has held various senior level positions in the organization heading the North Zone Retail, as Executive Director-Direct Sales, Executive Director-Human Resources, Executive Director-Corporate Strategy & Business Development, and Executive Director-LPG.

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

Ex-Officio Director

Shri Sunil Kumar

Shri Sunil Kumar

Shri Sunil Kumar is a Government Nominee Director of our Company. He is IRAS(1995 batch) and is presently posted as Joint Secretary (Refineries), Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, New Delhi since May, 2019. He is Bachelor of Technology (Petroleum Energy) from IIT(ISM), Dhanbad, Financial Management from NIFM, Faridabad, Masters in Business Administration from BI, School of Management, Oslo, Norway, Executive European MBA from ESCP-EAP, Paris, France, Masters Diploma in Public Administration from IIPA, New Delhi and Logistic Simulation and Planning from Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China.

As Joint Secretary (Refineries), he is looking after the matters related to Refineries, Auto Fuel Policy, Petrochemicals, Import/export of crude oil and other petroleum products; Bio Fuels, Renewable Energy and Conservation, Integrated Energy Policy; Climatic Change & National Clean Energy Policy. Before joining MoP&NG, he has worked with Indian Railways in various capacity including Director Finance Expenditure in Railway Board and Chief Project Manager of Accounting Reform Project of Indian Railways.

Part-Time Director

Shri Subhash Kumar

Dr Alka Mittal

Dr Alka Mittal is a Nominee Director on the Board of HPCL from June 17, 2021.

She is Director (HR) of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), India’s Energy Major, since November 2018. Dr Mittal has over 36 years of extensive experience in the industry across diverse roles and challenging domains, and is the first woman Functional Director of ONGC in its history.

A leader with a mission, Dr Mittal has driven a number of strategic human resource programmes and initiatives with success, and has also steered ONGC to become one of the top companies in the country in the area of CSR, with focus on impactful projects to support social infrastructure and build sustainable communities.

Dr Mittal is on the Board of ONGC Mangalore Petrochemicals Limited as ONGC nominee Director since August 2015, and is a member of the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management, Trichy.

She is actively involved with various national and international professional forums dedicated to the cause of Human Resource Management and empowerment of women, especially in the Energy Sector. She has a special penchant for training and mentoring, and has trained more than 12000 young Graduate Trainees of ONGC over two decades.

Dr Mittal is a postgraduate in Economics, MBA (HRM) and a Doctorate in Commerce and Business Studies in the area of “Corporate Governance”.

Independent Directors

Shri G. Rajendran Pillai

Shri G. Rajendran Pillai

Shri G. Rajendran Pillai has been appointed as Independent Director on the Board of the Company effective July 15, 2019.

Shri Rajendran Pillai hails from Kollam district. He has completed his B.A. and M.A. from SN College, Kollam and LLB from SP College of Chandrapur under Nagpur University.

He has worked with Income Tax Department and is currently practising as an Advocate in District Court of Kollam.