|Board Of Directors
Mr. Sunil Kumar Srivastava
Chairman & Managing Director
Mr. Sunil Kumar Srivastava has taken over as Chairman & Managing Director on May 01, 2012. He has 35 years experience in the upstream sector out of which over three decades in OIL. During his more than three and half decades experience in OIL in on land and offshore fields in India and abroad, he had occupied several leadership positions, both in India and overseas in various capacities. He has actively guided OIL in the national and international bidding in several countries in Africa, Middle East, South East Asia and North American Continents. He was also Head of Exploration for OIL in North East India. He was responsible for several oil and gas discoveries and credited with setting up Oil India’s state-of-the-art G&G Interpretation Centre and Libya Project where the Company has exploration acreages.
Before joining as CMD, OIL, Shri Srivastava, was holding the position of Director General, Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH), Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India. As DG, DGH, he was heading oil and gas and CBM exploration, development and production related functions, on behalf of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. Further, he was leading a team of dedicated Geoscientists/ Engineers / Professionals for evaluation of oil and gas field development plans, suggest strategies for making it more techno-economically feasible, monitoring of field operations, major oil producing fields including Mumbai High, Neelam, Heera, D-6 and Rajasthan etc.
Before DG, DGH, he was Director (Operations), OIL and in this capacity he was responsible for the company’s exploration, development, resource management, oil, gas and LPG production and pipeline business in North-East India. Previously, he held the post of Group General Manager, Oil India Limited.
Shri Srivastava has an excellent blend of experience and expertise in oil and gas exploration, drilling, production, national and international exploration project management and upstream oil & gas industry regulation.
Mr. Srivastava did his B.Sc (Hons) and M.Sc., (Geology) from Lucknow University with first division in both. He had presented several papers and published in various symposia, conferences and refereed journals. He is the member of the prestigious American Association of Petroleum Geologists. He is widely travelled, keen music lover and golfer.
Mr. B N Talukdar
Director (Exploration & Development)
Mr. Talukdar holds a Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad. He has over 33 years of experience in the petroleum industry. He heads all exploration, development, reservoir management and drilling activities of the Company. He is also Director in charge for all the overseas concessions. Prior to joining our Company in 1977, he worked in the Reservoir Engineering Division of ONGC. Prior to joining the Board on December 1, 2007, Mr. Talukdar held the post of Group General Manager (Geosciences) in the fields in the North-East India. Mr. Talukdar is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, USA and also closely associated with the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and Society of Petroleum Geophysicists.
Mr. Nripendra Kumar Bharali
Director (Human Resources and Business Development)
Shri Nripendra Kumar Bharali is a Post Graduate from Indian Institute of Management, (IIM), Ahmedabad and holds a bachelors degree in Petroleum Engineering from Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad. He has over two and half decades of experience in Petroleum exploration and production industry. Shri Bharali has worked in different functional areas relating to Production of oil & gas, Strategic & Corporate planning, HRM & HRD. He is ardent learner & corporate facilitator in the sphere of HR & Industrial relations. He has travelled extensively across the globe & led business delegation to UK, Venezuela, Europe, South East Asia, Gulf countries & Australia etc. Shri Bharali, an ardent golfer was holding the position of GM (HR&BD) at corporate office, Noida prior to taking over as Director (HR&BD) on September 14th 2010
Mr. Satchidananda Rath
Shri S. Rath is M.Sc in Applied Geology from IIT, Kharagpur (1977) and holds Dip. in Mgt from IGNOU. As Director (Operations), he is responsible for our Company’s exploration, development, resource management, oil, gas and LPG production and pipeline business. He joined Oil India Limited as Geologist in 1979. He has over three decades of experience in Petroleum exploration, development and production. Shri Rath has worked in different functional & geographical areas of OIL. He led the strategic organizational change initiative as Chief Co-ordinator. Associated with major Eocene Oil & Gas discoveries in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. He led the Team in establishment of Integrated Interpretation Centre at Duliajan in 1999. Shri Rath has widely travelled to Japan, UK, France, South-East Asia. Shri Rath has taken charge as the Director (Operations), OIL w.e.f 31.03.2011. Prior to taking over, he was Deputy Director General in DGH.
Ms. Rupshikha Saikia Borah
Ms. Rupshikha Saikia Borah has taken over as Director (Finance) of Oil India Limited (OIL) October, 2013. She is the first ever lady functional director in the Board of OIL. Ms. Borah has to her credit over 27 years of rich experience in diverse fields of Financial Management, Audit and Strategic Planning. She had been honoured with the ‘Best CA Professional Woman Achiever Award’ by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and had also received a special commendation “Petrofed Woman Executive of Oil & Gas Industry Award” by Petrofed, India.
Ms. Borah is a post graduate in Commerce from Delhi School of Economics and has the distinction of being the first lady Chartered Accountant from the North-East India. Her laurels include the prestigious Fulbright Hubert Humphrey Fellowship, USA. She is a keen golfer and loves travelling.
Smt. Rashmi Aggarwal
Government Nominee Director
Mrs. Rashmi Aggarwal joined the Indian Audit and Accounts Service in 1994. She completed her Masters from University of Delhi before joining the civil services. She has worked in various capacities with the Government of India, as part of the government audit as well as part of administration. She has handled crucial subjects in audit such as audit of power sector, telecommunication sector, and performance of public sector enterprises. She has also been keenly associated with the audit of government taxes and levies. She has gathered rich experience regarding working of international organizations as well as she has been associated with the audit of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the World Health Organization (WHO), representing the Supreme Audit Institution of India. She has keen interest in Government finances. She is widely travelled and enjoys music, reading, writing and travelling.
Ms. Aggarwal joined the MOP&NG on 15th April, 2009 as Director. She has handled various important assignments in the Marketing as well as Exploration Divisions of the Ministry. At present, she is Director (Exploration) in the Ministry. She represented the Government on the Board of Directors of Biecco Lawrie Ltd., a PSU under the MOP&NG from 2009, and joined the OIL Board on 3rd August, 2012.
Shri Nalin Kumar Srivastava
Government Nominee Director
Mr. Nalin Kumar Srivastava joined Indian Civil Accounts Service in 2001. He has done B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering and Masters in Industrial Engineering from National Institute of Industrial Engineering , Mumbai . He has also done MBA in Finance and is certified Cost and Works Accountant from ICWAI. He has further specialized in the area of Auditing in General and IT Auditing in particular. He is a Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Government Auditing Professional from Institute of Internal Auditor, Florida, Certified Information System Auditor and Certified Information Security Manager from ISACA, USA, Certified Fraud Examiner from Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, USA.
Presently, he is looking after Exploration as Deputy Secretary in the division. Prior to this he has also worked in Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Personnel and Training, Central Board of Direct Taxes , Central Pension Accounting Office etc. He has also worked in the Internal Audit Department of World Bank at Washington. Prior to Joining ICAS in 2001, he was working with Mechanical Engineering Department of Indian Railways and belonged to IRSME-97 Exam batch. He joined OIL Board on 22nd August, 2013.
Mr. Anup Mukerji
Shri Anup Mukerji graduated from University of Delhi in 1972 with M.Sc (Physics) and have also done M.Sc (Finance) from University of Strathclyde in 1991. He joined the Indian Administrative Service on 14th July, 1974 and was allotted home state Bihar cadre. During his more than 38 years of service, he worked in various capacities with Bihar Government and Government of India. He has served as Private Secretary to Union Minister of State of Education and Culture, PS to Union Minister of State of Water Resources, PS to Union Minister of State for Industry, Joint Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry, Joint Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, Additional Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of India and Chief Secretary, Bihar. He joined OIL Board on 16th September, 2012.
Mr. Suresh Chand Gupta
Mr. S.C. Gupta, is a Chartered Accountant in practice since 1975. He is a Gold medalist. He is presently on the Board of Power Finance Corporation Ltd. & Union KBC Asset Management Co. Ltd., (a subsidiary of Union Bank of India). Previously, he has served on the Board of Canara Bank, UCO Bank, BOB Capital Markets Ltd, PNB Asset Management Co. Ltd. He is also Task Force Member appointed by Govt. of India for MOU evaluation of Sick Public Sector Undertakings.
Mr. Bhaskar Ramamurthi
Dr. Bhaskar Ramamurthi holds an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1982 and a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering in 1985 from the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA. He graduated from IIT Madras in 1980 with a B. Tech in Electronic Engineering.
A founding member of TeNeT, Dr. Ramamurthi's research interests include Digital Modulation for Mobile communication, capacity improvement of cellular system, and problems arising in the design and implementation of a DECT-based wireless local loop system. He joined the AT&T Bell Laboratories, USA, where he worked on problems in indoor wireless communications. In 1986, he joined the faculty at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M), his alma mater. Presently, he is holding the position of Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
He has got many notable awards and fellowships viz. Regents Fellowship from University of California, Vasvik Award, US$250000 Intel Curriculum Development Award, IBM Faculty Award 2009. He is an established writer and has done extensive research in the area of his specialization. He joined OIL Board on 16th September, 2012.
Mr. Shekhar Chaudhuri
Professor Shekhar Chaudhuri graduated from I.I.T. Kharagpur in 1972 with a B.Tech (Hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering. In November 2002 he joined I.I.M. Calcutta as the Director.
Professor Chaudhuri has held faculty and administrative positions in several institutions of higher learning in his long career. Professor Chaudhuri has published a number of research based papers in national and international journals and has presented several papers in several national and international conferences. In 1988 he was awarded a Senior Fulbright Fellowship at U.C., Berkeley.
He sits on the boards/governing councils of several organizations/ institutions, including Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar; Assam Institute of Management, Guwahati; the Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, UK; Gujarat Industries Power Co. Ltd.. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of GVFL Trustee Company, Ahmedabad and Tata Ryerson Ltd., Kolkata. Currently he is a member of the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council set up by the Government of India; and a member of the Eastern Regional Council of AICTE, West Bengal. He joined OIL Board on 16th September, 2012.
Mr. Gautam Barua
Shri Gautam Barua is the Director of Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India since March 2003. He graduated from IIT Bombay with B.Tech (1976) and M.Tech (1978) degrees in Electrical Engineering and obtained a PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA in 1981. He was at IIT Kanpur from 1982 till 1995 when he shifted to IIT Guwahati where he is also a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. His areas of interest are Operating Systems and Networks. He has been the member of many Boards and Committees of companies such as IOCL, Dredging Corporation of India Ltd., Board of Governors, NIT, Agartala, etc. He has written many books on different subjects. He joined OIL Board on 16th September, 2012.
Company Secretary: Mr. S R Krishnan
Code of Conduct for Directors and Senior Management of the Company as approved by the Board