Board of Directors

Shri Shashi Shanker : Chairman

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Shri Shashi Shanker is an industry veteran with over 30 years of experience in diverse E&P activities. He is a Petroleum Engineer from Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad. He also holds an MBA degree with specialisation in Finance. He has also received executive education from prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow and Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.

Prior to his appointment as Director (T&FS) in 2012 in ONGC, he has progressed through senior management roles in various work-centers including Institute of Drilling Technology, Dehradun; West Bengal Project; Assam Project and Deep Water group at Mumbai. He was acclaimed for his performance in spearheading the deep/ultra-deep water campaign of ONGC which was christened ‘Sagar Samriddhhi’.

Shri. M. Venkatesh : Managing Director

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Shri M. Venkatesh is a Chemical Engineer having over three decades of experience in Oil & Gas Sector. He is associated with MRPL since 1994 and executed all major projects.

Shri M Vinayakumar : Director (Refinery)

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Shri M Vinayakumar graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from Cochin University of Science and Technology in 1982. He began his career in Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) in 1982. He joined MRPL as Manager, Project in 1993 and handled various responsibilities in different departments over the years and became GGM (I/c) Refinery. He is also on the Board of ONGC Mangalore Petrochemicals Limited and Shell MRPL Aviation Fuels and Services Limited.

Mrs. Pomila Jaspal : Director (Finance)

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Mrs. Pomila Jaspal a fellow member of The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICMAI) and Gold medalist joined ONGC on 1st April 1985 as Finance & Accounts Officer. Before her appointment in MRPL, she was Executive Director-Chief Corporate Finance, ONGC. She handled varied assignments including corporate finance functions such as Direct tax, Indirect tax, Investor relations, Corporate Budget & Project Appraisal etc. Mrs. Jaspal is also on the Board of ONGC Petro additions Limited.

Shri Vinod S. Shenoy : Director, HPCL Nominee

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Mr. Vinod S Shenoy, a Bachelor in Chemical Engineering from IIT Bombay. He started his career with HPCL in June 1985. During his career spanning over three decades, He 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 Subhash Kumar : Director

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Shri Subhash Kumar is Director (Finance), ONGC.

Shri Kumar is Fellow Member of ICMAI and also Associate Member of ICSI. He is an alumni of Panjab University, Chandigarh, where he obtained his Bachelors degree and Masters degree in Commerce with Gold Medal.

Prior to joining as Director (Finance), ONGC, Shri Kumar served a brief stint with Petronet LNG Limited where he joined as Director (Finance) in August 2017.

Shri Kumar worked as Head Business Development, Finance & Budget and also as Head Treasury Planning & Portfolio Management Group at ONGC Videsh from April 2010 to March 2015. He then went on to serve as Chief Financial Officer of Mansarovar Energy Colombia Limited, a 50:50 joint venture of ONGC Videsh and Sinopec of China, from September 2006 to March 2010.

Shri Kumar joined back ONGC as Chief Commercial & Head Treasury of ONGC in July, 2016 where he played a key role in evaluation, negotiation, and concluding outstanding issues pertaining to the organization.

Shri K. M. Mahesh : Director (Government Nominee)

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Shri K. M. Mahesh currently working as Director in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India. He is looking after matters related to Marketing of LPG, Retail Outlets, Pricing and Parliament Cell in the Ministry. Shri Mahesh is an officer of Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax) and joins the service in 2003. While working in the Income Tax Department in Surat, Ahmadabad, Nagpur and Belagavi has worked in various Divisions such as Assessment, Investigation and Training in the capacity of Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner and Additional Commissioner. Since, October 2015 he is posted in the Ministry on Deputation.

Shri Mahesh holds Post Graduation Degree in Agriculture from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi and also completed LLB. He has served as Government nominee Director in Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited, Chennai.

Shri Mahesh has been instrumental in implementation of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana which is a Government of India’s Flagship scheme to provide 80 million LPG connections to poor households and also new process of identification of location and online selection of LPG distributorships. Further actively involved in roll out of ‘Worls’s largest Direct Benefit Transfer’ scheme for transferring LPG subsidy and novel campaign carried out to engage people to voluntarily give up their LPG subsidy through ‘GiveItUp’ campaign. He has represented Government of India in the AEGPL Congress held in Lisbon, Portugal.

Shri Sanjay Kumar Jain : Director (Government Nominee)

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Sanjay Kumar Jain, an IPS officer of 2002 batch (AGMUT cadre), is a Fulbright Hubert Humphrey Fellow (2014-15) and British Gurukul Chevening Scholar (2009). He is presently on deputation to Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas as Director since February, 2017. He has previously served in Chandigarh, Arunachal Pradesh and Delhi Police at various positions as Deputy Commissioner of Police. He also served in National Human Rights Commission as Senior Superintendent of Police (Investigation Division). Academically, he is a qualified Cost & Management Accountant (ACMA) and Company Secretary (ACS) besides having a bachelor degree in Law from Delhi University, Master’s Degree in Police Management and PGD in Human Rights from NLSIU, Banglore. He has contributed various papers on professional policing and Human Rights issues. He is recipient of ‘Internal Security’ and ‘Special Duty’ Medals from Ministry of Home Affairs.

Ms. Manjula C : Independent Director

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Ms. Manjula C aged 48 years, is a Law Graduate from Mysore. She is a practicing Advocate of High Court of Karnataka. She is talented and an accomplished advocate with extensive background, proven ability to implement effective procedures, enhance awareness among general public and increase advocacy about women issues. She is a social activist and has travelled widely around India. Ms. Manjula C. was the Chairperson of Karnataka State Women Commission from January, 2010 to January, 2013, Judicial Member of District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Shimoga from February, 2008 to January, 2010, Syndicate Member of Kuvempu University, Shimoga from February, 2009 to February, 2012 and Member of Central Social Welfare Board, Karnataka from November, 2002 to November, 2005.

Shri V. P. Haran : Independent Director

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Shri V. P. Haran is a retired officer from Indian Foreign Services (IFS). He has acquired the qualification of Company Secretary and of Cost Accountant. Shri V. P. Haran has served as India’s Ambassador to Syria and Bhutan.

Shri Sewa Ram : Independent Director

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Shri Sewa Ram is retired officer of the Indian Administrative Service of MP Cadre. Before joining Indian Administrative Service, he has served as an Officer with Indian Overseas Bank and Indian Revenue Services (Customs and Central Excise). Shri Sewa Ram has served the Central Government and State Governments in various capacities.

Currently, Shri Sewa Ram is serving as Independent External Monitor (IEM) in Northern Coalfields Limited.

Dr. Balbir Singh : Independent Director

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Dr. Balbir Singh, is a Master, M.Phil and Ph.D in Economics and has over 40 years of teaching experience. He has authored many Books and Articles on various Socio Economic issues. He has been conferred with various awards and recognitions in the Academic field. Dr. Balbir Singh retired as a Professor at the Department of Post Graduate Studies in Economics & Research D.N.P.G. College, Gulaothi (Bulandshahr) U.P.

Dr. G. K. Patel : Independent Director

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Dr. G. K. Patel, M.S.(Orthopaedics) heads G K Orthopaedic Hospital at Mehsana in Gujarat. The hospital has specialist doctors practicing under different specializations apart from Orthopaedic treatment. Dr. G. K. Patel had been ex-President of Mehsana Nagarpalika, Gujarat Orthopaedic Association and Indian Medical Association, Mehsana.

Shri Vivek Mallya : Independent Director

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Shri Vivek Mallya is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Certified Public Accountant (USA) and a Master’s Degree Holder in Commerce from Mysore University. He has a rich experience of practice as a Chartered Accountant. His practice areas include International Taxation, Income tax, Foreign Exchange Management Act and Banking matters.

He also holds the position of Honorary President of a leading NGO in Bangalore.

He regularly appears on popular Kannada News channels on Economic and Financial Matters and is a regular speaker at ICAI. He has also spoken at various International forums on Indian Tax and Economic matters.

Travelled extensively, he also advises clients on cross-border structuring, Acquisition and Overseas direct investment matters and represents his clients before Enforcement Directorate, RBI, Income-tax Appellate and Assessment matters.

Prior to Practicing on his own, he was a Partner with PWC, a Big 4 Accounting Firm and AVP Finance with Thomson Reuters. As a part of PWC, he specialized in Aerospace and Defense matters as well. He handled significantly large assignments including dual-listed mergers, cross border acquisitions and restructuring, delisting and Asset Reconstruction.

Shri R.T. Agarwal : Independent Director

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Shri R. T. Agarwal,Chartered Accountant by profession, has more than 35 years of experience in corporate finance and accounts functions. He was appointed as full time Director (Finance) of Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. (PGCIL), a 'Navratna' company under Ministry of Power, Govt of India, from 29 July 2011 until attaining superannuation.

Prior to being taken over as functional Director of PGCIL, world's second largest Power Transmission company, he had worked in finance functions of PGCIL and also in NTPC in various capacities. Accredited with 'CFO - Power Sector Award' from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in the year 2015.

Shri Agarwal has a very wide and rich experience in finance. He was associated with Initial Public Offering (IPO) of PGCIL, and subsequently piloted the Follow on Offers (FPO) in the year 2013. Resource mobilisation from Domestic as well as from International financial institutions including multilateral financing institutions like The World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB), IFC, KfW, Germany for the high Capex of PGCIL attaining CAGR more than 17% year on year basis. Raised the first foreign currency Bond of PGCIL and listed the bond in Singapore Exchange. He has also implemented various financial management systems and procedures in finance functions including Treasury management and Internal audit functions of the company for best corporate governance practices. He has also instituted Enterprise-wide Risk management system in PGCIL. His regular and periodic interactions with both domestic and international investors and analysts has improved investors confidence with the company, which helped PGCIL stock a most favoured stock in Indian power sector.

He was Nominee Director on the Board of some of the wholly owned subsidiary companies and Joint Venture companies of PGCIL, including POSOCO and Energy Efficiency Services Ltd. (EESL).