Nishi Vasudeva

Former Chairman and Managing Director,
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation 

Ms. Nishi Vasudeva is the first woman in India to head a Fortune 500 company in the Energy sector. She served as Chairman & Managing Director of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited till end March 2016.

She has experience spanning over 38 years in the Oil sector across core functions including marketing, retail, strategy and information systems. She 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.

Ms. Nishi Vasudeva is the only Indian to be awarded as the prestigious Platts “Global CEO of the Year” in the energy sector. She has several other awards & recognitions to her credit, including Platts “Asia CEO of the Year” (2014-15), “Outstanding Woman Manager Award” (2010-11) – by SCOPE, Government of India, 5th position in the list of “Most Powerful Women in Asia Pacific”- FORTUNE magazine, and “Most Powerful Women in Indian Business” by Business Today for three consecutive years. Recently awarded “Best CEO Super Large Companies” (turnover > Rs. 1000 billion) and “Best CEO Oil & Gas” by Business Today. She is also the proud recipient of the SCOPE Award for Excellence and Outstanding Contribution to the Public Sector Management under the Individual Leadership Category for the year 2013- 14 presented by the Hon’ble President of India.

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.