Our Board of Directors
Non-Executive Directors nominated by Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd.
Shri 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.
Shri P. K. Joshi Director- Human Resources
Mr. Pushp Kumar Joshi took charge as Director - Human Resources, HPCL 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.
Shri Vinod S. Shenoy Director - Refineries
Mr. Vinod S Shenoy took charge as Director – Refineries, HPCL 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.
Shri R. Kesavan Director - Finance
Shri R. Kesavan took over as Director – Finance of the Corporation effective September 5, 2019. He is also the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Corporation. Prior to his appointment as Director – Finance, Shri R. Kesavan was Executive Director – Corporate Finance of the Corporation for over 4 years. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).
Shri Kesavan brings rich experience of over 3 decades in handling various areas on Finance covering Corporate Accounts, Audit, Treasury Management, Risk Management, Budgeting, Pricing, Corporate Strategy & Margin Management, Heads of Commercial in various Marketing SBUs etc.
He has various academic distinctions to his credit and is a key technical speaker in In-house Capability Building seminars & workshops. He has contributed articles of Corporate interest in various publications.
DR. Subodh AgarwalIAS
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
Shri Niranjan Arya IAS
Shri Niranjan Arya is an IAS Officer of 1989 Batch of Rajasthan Cadre, Currently he is serving as the Additional Chief Secretary, Finance, Excise & Taxation Department, Government of Rajasthan. He is a post graduate in Economics. He has served as Collector & District Magistrate of Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Nagaur, Ajmer & Kota. He has also held the position of Divisional Commissioner of Bharatpur & Jaipur. He has served in Departments of Finance, Commercial Taxes, Transport, CMO in various capacities as Secretary/ Commissioner/ Principal Secretary/ Additional Chief Secretary to Government of Rajasthan.
He was appointed as Director with effect from 7th January 2019.