Full Name
Job Title
Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) (Additional Charge), Director (Human Resources)
Speaker Bio
Dr. Alka Mittal, Director (HR) has assumed the additional charge of Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) with effect from 1st January 2022. With taking over the charge of CMD of ONGC, Dr. Mittal has become the first woman to head one of India’s most valuable oil & gas public sector enterprises. Dr. Alka Mittal is also the Chairman of ONGC Group of Companies having dominance in E&P sector and significant presence in refining, petrochemicals, power and renewables.

Dr. Mittal is an industry veteran bringing with her an extremely rich professional experience spanning over three and a half decades. She joined ONGC in 1985 as a Graduate Trainee and has over the years risen in the hierarchy serving in different capacities and has also held key positions in ONGC, including Chief-Skill Development Centers, Head-Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) & Head-Corporate Communications.
Dr. Mittal has made rich contributions in various professional forums and bodies. She has been on the Boards of ONGC Mangalore Petrochemicals Limited (OMPL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL). Dr. Mittal has also been on the Boards of IIM Tiruchirappalli, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT), Amethi and National HRD Network. Dr. Mittal is an Executive Committee member of NIPM (National Institute of Personnel Management), and has been the President of Forum for Women in Public Sector (WIPs), Northern Region and Head of the Women Development Forum of ONGC. Dr. Mittal is also a member of the Governing Council and acting as the CEO of Hydrocarbon Sector Skill Council (HSSC), under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Govt. of India.

Towards making ONGC one of the best companies to work for and a future-ready organization, Dr. Mittal has always advocated the best-in-class HR Management practices, striving to foster the philosophy of an equal opportunity employer. In recognition of Dr. Mittal’s immense contributions towards creating an inclusive workplace ecosystem within ONGC, she has been conferred with Silver Stevie Award in the category of Woman of the Year at International Business Awards 2021. Dr. Mittal has steered ONGC towards becoming one of the top public sector companies in the area of CSR and has helped supporting social infrastructure as well as building sustainable communities within the country.
Dr. Mittal is also the President of Global Compact Network India (GCNI), the Indian Local Network of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) which provides a robust platform for Indian businesses, Academic Institutions and Civil Society organizations for embracing the Universal Ten Principles of Global Compact Network and facilitate in taking forward the UN Agenda on sustainability through balancing the three dimensions of sustainable development, i.e. economic, social and environmental.

Dr. Alka Mittal is a post graduate in Economics, MBA (HRM) and a Doctorate in Commerce and Business Studies in the specialized area of Corporate Governance.