Alka Mittal becomes ONGC’s first ever female Chairman & MD
State-run Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has announced appointment of Dr Alka Mittal as the Chairman and Managing Director of the company. Mittal who is Director, Human Resources at ONGC has been given an additional charge as the CMD of ONGC.
“She has become the first woman to head one of India’s most valuable public sector companies. Her appointment was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet for a period of six months with effect from 1 January 2022,” a statement issued by the company said.
Dr Mittal has been serving as Director (HR) since 27 November 2018 and was the senior-most Director on the Board of the energy company.
A post graduate in Economics, MBA (HRM) and Doctorate in Commerce and Business Studies, she had joined ONGC as a Graduate Trainee in 1985. Dr Mittal was the first woman to hold the charge of a full-time Director in ONGC’s history. She has also been on the Board of ONGC Mangalore Petrochemicals Limited (OMPL) as ONGC nominee Director since August 2015. She is also on the boards of IIM Tiruchirappalli and NHRDN.