Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) board has appointed Alka Mittal as its first woman director.
Mittal holds a post-graduate in economics and a doctorate in commerce and business studies. She is now join the ranks of Roopshikha Saikia Bora, director (finance) at Oil India Ltd; and Nishi Vasudeva from Hindustan Petroleum, who became the first woman to head an Indian oil company.
She was earlier heading the skill development in ONGC and other HR functions. Her appointment is made in a bid to create safer work environment for women and improve corporate governance.
“She has a special penchant for training and mentoring and has trained more than 11,000 graduate trainees of ONGC since 2001 on ‘Corporate Governance‘ as part of their induction programme,” according to a company statement.
As a senior Human Resource specialist, Mittal has contributed significantly in various professional forums and bodies. She is also appointed as an executive committee member of National Institute of Personnel Management and was the president of Forum for Women in Public Sector Northern Region till recently and heads the Women’s Development Forum of ONGC.