State-owned Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) and one of India’s leading Fortune 500 companies has got a new head. The Government has appointed Mukesh Kumar Surana as Chairman and Managing Director of HPCL.
Surana’s appointment is effective April 01, 2016 and he takes over the reins of the company from Ms. Nishi Vasudeva who superannuated on 31st March 2016.
Prior to taking over as C&MD, Surana was holding the position of Chief Executive Officer – Prize Petroleum Company Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary and upstream arm of HPCL, since September 2012.
Surana is a Mechanical Engineer, with Master’s degree in Financial Management. He has a wide exposure in the Oil & Gas Industry spanning over 33 years handling various responsibilities including business leadership positions. He has been closely involved in Strategy Formulation, Business Process Re-engineering, Major Projects Implementation, Refinery Operations, Corporation wide ERP Implementation and Acquisition & Management of upstream assets.