Shri. Mukesh Kumar Surana, Chairman & MD of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
Admired world over for his prodigious contribution to the Petroleum Industry, Shri Mukesh Kumar Surana has extensive experience of serving in professional bodies at the Board level for myriad organizations and community. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), India’s most valuable and one of the premier Oil & Natural Gas Companies in the world, has grown leaps and bounds under his able guidance. Shri Surana has been a trailblazer in raising stagnant oil and gas output and assiduously exploring more reserves. With his profound knowledge and understanding, he has successfully undertaken numerous assignments and has held a number of important portfolios, especially on the Board of Directors at HPCL Rajasthan Refinery Ltd., HPCL – Mittal Energy Ltd., and South Asia LPG Co. Pvt. Ltd.
He is the driving force behind extraordinary growth of the company resulting through strategic approach to oil and gas exploration and production. At a time when global oil and gas prices crashed down, HPCL, under his leadership, strongly emphasized on adoption of the best operational & cost practices. HPCL is ranked 384th on the 2017 Fortune Global 500 list. During his career spanning over 33 years in Petroleum Industry, Mr. Surana has handled a wide range of responsibilities including leadership positions in Refineries, Corporate, Information Systems and upstream business of HPCL.
A Mechanical Engineer with Master’s degree in Financial Management, Mr. Surana joined HPCL in the year 1982. He has been closely involved in Strategy Formulation, Business Process Re-engineering, Major Projects Implementation, Refinery Operations, Corporation wide ERP Implementation, Acquisition and Management of upstream assets and much more. A certified Competency Assessor and a Project Management Professional, his thoroughness and focus as a researcher are unparalleled and highly commendable. His multifaceted personality, immense perseverance and sustained hard work have helped him explore the unexplored and brought him phenomenal accomplishments. Known for his business acumen, innovative ideas and people-centric leadership, his outlook and positive demeanor endears his peers and team members. Mr. Surana has established himself as a perpetual source of inspiration – an iconic alchemist – he is truly an asset to humanity.