Nishi Vasudeva , an Indian business executive , served as Chairman & Managing Director of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited , a Fortune 500 company till March 2016 . She is the first woman in India to  head an organization  in the Energy sector and among the very few globally to head an Oil company .

As C&MD of HPCL , 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 stakeholders .

She was Chairman of the Board at several Joint Venture companies of HPCL in partnership with reputed multinationals / Indian corporates .

Prior to assuming charge as C&MD , was on HPCL Board as Director -Marketing and was responsible for pan India sales , brand building , efficient supply chain management, infrastructure development and leading the company’s 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 and organizational restructuring projects . She has also been a member of several committees for development of policy for the Hydrocarbon sector in  India .

Ms Vasudeva is the first Indian to be awarded the Platts “ Global CEO of the year “  in the Energy sector and has several other awards & recognitions to her credit . She was presented the SCOPE award in the Individual Leadership category by the President of India for Excellence and Outstanding Contribution to Public Sector Management .

She has an Honours degree in Economics from Delhi University and is an alumnus of IIM Calcutta , with almost four decades of experience in the petroleum industry .

Presently serves as an Independent Director on the Board of several reputed companies.