First Women Head Of Oil And Natural Gas Corporation: Alka Mittal

Alka Mittal is the first woman to lead the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).
Abhinaya M

Updated: Jan 05, 2022 05:25:10 pm

05 January 2022 Current Affairs:Alka Mittal is the first woman to lead the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).

Highlights:
  • Alka Mittal, the director of human resources at ONGC, has been named intervening period chairman and managing director (CMD) of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), India's largest oil and gas producer. 
  • She is the very first woman to hold the position of CEO at Maharatna. Subhash Kumar, who retired on December 31, was replaced by her. 
  • He was also acting as the interim head of the department.
  • Alka Mittal has been hired for a six-month term, beginning January 1, 2022, and ending when a regular incumbent is appointed or until much farther order, whichever comes first.
  • ONGC was founded on August 14, 1956, in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi.
  • She has been functioning as the corporation's Director (HR) and will now take on the additional responsibility of interim CMD for a six-month period. 
  • Mittal was brought in to replace another interim head, Subhash Kumar, who stepped down after trying to reach retirement age on December 31, 2021.
  • ONGC's most senior director is Mittal. She has a master's degree in economics, an MBA in human resources management, and a doctorate in commerce and business studies.
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