Shri. Ajay Sawhney, Additional Secretary, MoP&NG, an IAS Officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre (1984 batch) is a Mechanical Engineer. Shri Sawhney handled various assignments in the State of Andhra Pradesh, covering land administration, law and order and quasi-judicial functions, rural development, health & family welfare, communication & information technology, e-governance and elections etc.
He played a lead role in the Total Literacy Campaign taken up in Nizamabad district in the early nineties.
He has also catalysed the establishment of the International Institute of Information Technology in Hyderabad and its emergence as one of the premier institutions in computer science education and research in the country. He has spent more than ten years in assignments relating to information technology and e-governance and has led the formulation of innovative policies and implementation of several major e-governance, communications and broadband projects. He has also worked as the Principal Secretary to Chief Minister of AP after the reorganisation of the State of Andhra Pradesh.
He has also held important positions in the Govt. of India as Joint Secretary Training in the Department of Personnel and Training and as the President and CEO of the National e-Governance Division, which assists the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in the implementation of the National e-Governance Plan. Since March 2015, he is working as Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and is currently also holding charge of the position of CMD, Oil India Limited (1st June, 2016).
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.
Mr. Sudhakar Mahapatra Director (Exploration & Development)
Mr. Sudhakar Mahapatra, joined Oil India Ltd as Director (Exploration & Development) on 4.08.2014. He is Msc. in geology and having an International Diploma in “Petroleum Exploration and Reservoir Evaluation” from NTH, Trondheim, Norway. He possesses experience of more than 33 years in various facets of petroleum exploration and development which includes exploration strategy & planning, integrated Geoscientific evaluation, Discovery appraisal, acreage management, reserve management, Techno-commercial evaluation of opportunities, management of strategic unit abroad etc. He possesses deep understanding of exploration management under PSC/JV regimes, E&P business development process, Domestic and global petroleum sector, various software’s/technologies of the sector. Prior to joining OIL, he has worked in ONGC and OVL in various capacities. He headed SBU unit at Nigeria and E&P group at OVL Delhi. He has also won many awards and recognitions as a geologist and a manager. He also has to his credit many publications in National and International journals besides presentations at international forums.
Mr. Biswajit Roy Director (Human Resources & Business Development)
Mr. Biswajit Roy has taken over as Director (Human Resources & Business Development) of Oil India Limited (OIL) on 8th May 2015. Mr. Roy has over 32 years of rich experience in the Oil Industry, spanning across a spectrum of diverse functions such as Marketing, Operations, Business Development, Human Resources, besides a stint at the Overseas Office of IndianOil at Dubai.
Some of the HR Initiatives in which Mr. Roy has been actively associated with includes introduction of Leadership (Assessment) Centres and multi-rater (360) appraisal system, implementation of electronic performance management system (ePMS), formulation of new Vision and its implementation strategy, besides heading an Industry Team on setting up of ‘Hydrocarbon Sector Skill Council (HSSC)'.
A graduate in Chemical Engineering from University of Roorkee (now, IIT Roorkee), he completed National Management Programme (NMP) from Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon.
He also has to his credit many publications in National and International journals and made presentations at international forums. He has won many coveted Awards like ‘Overall Winner’ of the prestigious Global HRD Award 2014, presented by International Federation of Training & Development Organizations (IFTDO).
He is a Core Committee member of National HRD Network (NHRDN), Delhi and NCR Region for the period 2014-16, for building the "HR brand".
Mr. Roy has also been chosen to be an UNCTAD-certified trainer by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on 'entrepreneurship'.
Mr. Pramod Kumar Sharma has taken over as Director (Operations) of Oil India Limited (OIL), on 1st June 2015. Mr. Pramod Kumar Sharma is a Post Graduate in Geophysics from Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi (UP) and also possesses a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) with dual specialization in HR & International Business, from All India Management Association (AIMA), New Delhi.
Mr. Sharma has to his credit an experience of more than three decades in the E&P industry in India and abroad. He has worked at various senior positions in the Fields Head Quarters of the Company at Duliajan, Assam. His last assignment was as Group General Manager (OSD) with Director (Operations). Before being OSD, he was Group General Manager (Business Development) at Corporate Office, Noida. As GGM (BD) he led the Business Development team in Oil India Limited, while discharging the additional responsibilities as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Oil India International Limited (OIIL), a wholly owned subsidiary of the company.
Prior to this he acted as General Manager (Centralized Monitoring Group), looking after Offshore Operated Projects and monitoring & supporting the NELP E&P programmes of the Company.
Mr. Sunjay Sudhir Govt. Nominee Director and Joint Secretary (International Cooperation), MOP&NG
Mr. Sunjay Sudhir is Joint Secretary (International Cooperation) in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1993. Before this appointment he was Consul General of India in Sydney. He has also served as Joint Secretary and Head of the Office of External Affairs Minister (2013-14), Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of India to the World Trade Organisation, Geneva [2007-11], Head of the Economic and Commercial Wing at the Indian Embassy, Colombo [2004-07], Second Secretary [Political, Information and Culture] at the Indian Embassy, Damascus [1997-2000] and Third Secretary at the Indian Embassy, Cairo [1995-97].
During his stints in the Ministry of External Affairs in Delhi, he served as Deputy Chief of Protocol [Ceremonial] handling incoming and outgoing VVIP visits during 2002-04. He has also worked in the Europe West Division (2000). In 2012, he had a brief stint as Joint Secretary (international Cooperation) in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
By way of educational background, Mr. Sudhir holds the degree of Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi (1984-88). He pursued a course in Diplomatic Practice from Oxford University (2001-02) and Certificate Courses, conducted by WTO, in - TRIPS Agreement and Public Health; WTO Law and Jurisprudence; and WTO Dispute Settlement (during 2007-2010).
His publications include a Paper – ‘Doha Round of the WTO and its implications for India’, presented to the Oxford University  and Policy Paper on 'Global Patent Regime: Issues, Trends and Challenges for development' . He joined OIL Board on 2nd January, 2016.
Mr. S R Krishnan Executive Director (Company Secretary)
Committees of the Board (Constitution & Terms of Reference )