Nishi Vasudeva

Nishi

Nishi Vasudeva

Ex - Chairman & Managing Director (C&MD), of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL)

India

Ms. Nishi Vasudeva, an Indian business executive, served as Chairman & Managing Director of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, India’s fourth largest corporation in terms of revenue, till end March 2016. She is the first woman in India to head a Fortune 500 company in the Energy sector and among the very few women globally to head an Oil company.
She has experience spanning over 38 years in the Oil sector across core functions including Corporate Strategy , Fuel retailing, LPG marketing, Planning and Information Systems. She has served as Chairman of the Board of several Joint Venture Companies of HPCL in partnership with reputed MNCs and Indian corporates. She was elected Vice President (Youth & Gender) on the Executive Committee of World Petroleum Congress for a three year term.
Ms. Vasudeva has played a key role in the development of several high impact strategies as well as in design and implementation of mission critical initiatives at HPCL which helped HPCL achieve industry leadership position in terms of growth in Shareholder Value, Profitability and Physical Performance. An alumnus of The Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, she was featured as the “Most Powerful Women in Asia Pacific” by FORTUNE magazine at 5th position in 2014 and Business Today featured her amongst the “Most Powerful Women in Indian Business” for three consecutive years during her tenure on HPCL board.
She is the only Indian to be awarded as the prestigious Platts “Global CEO of the Year" in the energy sector. She also has several other recognitions and awards to her credit ,including Platts “Asia CEO of the Year” (2014-15), “Outstanding Woman Manager Award” (2010-11) - by SCOPE, “Best CEO Super Large Companies” (turnover > Rs. 1000 billion) and “Best CEO Oil & Gas” by Business Today. In acknowledgement of her efforts, she was presented the prestigious SCOPE award in the Individual Leadership Category by the Hon’ble President of India for Excellence and Outstanding Contribution to Public Sector Management for the year 2013-14.
She is currently an Independent Director on the board of HCL Technologies Ltd. and a member of the Board of Governors of the University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun.