Alka Mittal becomes first woman to head ONGC

The state-run oil major has been functioning without a full-time chairman and managing director since former chief Shashi Shanker retired on March 31, 2021

Alka Mittal, director of human resources at energy major Oil and Natural Gas Company (ONGC), has been given the additional charge of chairman and managing director

She will hold the post for six months or until a regular appointment for the position is announced, whichever is earlier.

Alka Mittal is a postgraduate in Economics, MBA (HRM) and Doctorate in Commerce and Business Studies, she joined ONGC as a graduate trainee in 1985

Prior to joining as director (HR), Mittal held the charge of chief skill development (CSD) of the company.

During this period, she has also implemented the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) in ONGC engaging more than 5,000 apprentices 

Earlier, she led the HR-ER functions in various capacities across regions including Vadodara, Mumbai, Delhi and Jorhat.

Previously, she worked  as Head CSR at the corporate office and took up major CSR projects across India and head of corporate communications during 2009.

Source : Moneycontrol /ET