Nishi Vasudeva

Former Chairman and Managing Director
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, India

Nishi Vasudeva is an internationally acclaimed leader and is the first woman to chair an oil and gas PSU company in India. She represented HPCL as Chairman / Director on the board of several Joint Venture companies. She was responsible for developing the vision and long-term objectives, improving growth and profitability, driving a high-performance culture geared towards operational excellence and consistent value creation for shareholders & all stakeholders.

Prior to assuming responsibility as C&MD, she served on HPCL Board as Director-Marketing and was responsible for pan India sales (B2B & B2C segments), Brand building, Efficient supply chain management, Infrastructure development and leading HPCL foray into new business lines. Her career at HPCL included leadership positions in Marketing, Corporate Strategy, Planning and Information systems and has led key business transformation & organizational restructuring projects.

She is the first Indian to be awarded the Global CEO of the year at Platt’s Global energy awards 2015. She received the SCOPE Award for excellence and outstanding contribution to Public sector Management from the Hon’ble President of India and was also recognized with Outstanding Women Manager Award by SCOPE.

She has been a member in several committees for development of policy in the Oil Industry and Hydrocarbon sector in India.

She is a BA graduate in Economics from, Delhi University and She has an MBA from IIM Calcutta. She has more than 38 years of experience in the petroleum industry.