Our Board of Directors
Non-Executive Directors nominated by Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd.
Mr. P.K. Joshi Chairman
Mr. Pushp Kumar Joshi is Chairman and Managing Director of the Corporation effective May 10, 2022. Prior to this, he was Director – Human Resources of the Corporation from August 01, 2012. In past, he also held key portfolios in Human Resources functions 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. S. Bharathan Director (Refineries)
Mr. S. Bharathan is Director – Refineries of the Company effective October 01, 2022. Prior to this, he was an Executive Director – Refineries Coordination of the Company with Additional Charge of R&D.
Mr. Bharathan has wide exposure to the Refinery operations of the Company and has worked in Operations and Technical Departments of Mumbai and Visakh Refinery for over 25 years. He has also worked in the Corporate Office on Margin Management & Refinery Project Process for over 4 years. Further, he is also leading HPCL’s Green R&D Centre in Bengaluru for the last 3 years. Under him, HPCL Green Research & Development Centre (HPGRDC) has reached filing of about 380 patents.
Mr. Rajneesh Narang Director
Mr. Rajneesh Narang is the Executive Director – Corporate Finance of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd., a Maharatna Oil Company. Prior to this, he has held various key portfolios including that of Executive Director – Finance (Marketing), Executive Assistant to Chairman & Managing Director – HPCL among other assignments. He is on Board of several HPCL Joint Venture Companies.
A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and a degree in Masters in Financial Management, Mr. Narang brings with him rich and varied professional exposure of more than 3 decades across various spectrum of Downstream Oil Company. He has held various key challenging assignments in HPCL in the field of Corporate Finance, Treasury, Risk Management, Margin Management, Marketing Finance, Budgeting , SBU Commercial, C&MD’s Office and Refinery Project.
Mr. Rajneesh Narang is known for his Commercial acumen, innovative ideas and people-centric leadership. In his various roles, he has been focussed on investment in Human capital for building successful teams and individuals and able to perform and deliver exceptional results through positive engagement and a shared vision. He has various academic distinctions to his credit and is a key technical speaker in In-house capability building seminars and workshops.
Ms. Rama Gummalla Director
Ms. Rama Gummalla (DIN 0009036733) is a Mechanical Engineering with a PG Diploma in Business Administration specialization in Operations Department. She has 29 years experience in Oil & Gas sector presently working as Chief General Manager – Materials in HPCL, Visakh Refinery heading Project and Refinery Materials Department. She was instrumental in finalising several critical contracts for major projects. During her career, she successfully handled several major projects at Mumbai & Visakh Refineries right from feasibility study to construction and commissioning phases. She has expertise in handling stakeholders and multidisciplinary cross functional areas.
She has also experience in several areas which includes Supply Chain Management, Business Process Improvements, International Crude Trading, Maintenance Management, etc.
Dr. Subodh AgarwalDirector
Dr. Subodh Agarwal is an IAS Officer of 1988 batch, Rajasthan Cadre and presently posted as Additional Chief Secretary Mines and Petroleum Department in Government of Rajasthan. With a reputation for intelligence, integrity, passion of work and high quality output, Dr. Agarwal is handpicked for demanding assignments. He has more than 30 years of experience in formulating public policy in the Central and State governments, managing public sector organisations, leading administrative districts and has held various key positions during his career.
A Civil Engineer from IIT Delhi with Post Graduate Diploma in Systems & Management from IIT Delhi, Masters Degree in Economics, Masters Degree in Public Policy from Princeton University, Degree in Law (LLB) and Ph.D. in Economics, Dr. Agarwal has several research papers and articles published in newspapers and magazines of repute, to his credit.
He was appointed as a Director with effect from 10th August 2020