Mr. Sudhir Vasudeva

Mr. Sudhir Vasudeva, former President, Global Compact Network India, served as the Chairman, Managing Director at Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited until February 28, 2014, and also served as Head of its Offshore Oil & Gas Fields.

Mr. Vasudeva, a Gold Medalist Chemical Engineer from National Institute of Technology, Raipur joined ONGC in 1976. He climbed the corporate ladder steadily and joined ONGC Board as Director (Offshore) in February, 2009 and finally took over as CMD in October, 2011. Credited with many path-breaking initiatives in complex offshore project management, he has been conferred with the coveted CEPM-PMA Fellowship on Project Management in December, 2011.

With immense experience on the larger canvas of oil and gas industry, Mr. Vasudeva was quite clear on his priority: pursuing energy security for the nation by accreting and acquiring new hydrocarbon reserves, improving production from brown fields and augmenting production through fast track development of newly discovered fields.

 Mr. Vasudeva also served as Chairman of Petrotech Society, Chairperson of SPE Indian Council as well as a Director At-large in SPE International Board of Directors, the first by any Indian. A passionate technical man Mr. Vasudeva was also associated with many other professional bodies.

 A strong proponent of pursuing alternate and renewable sources of energy, Mr. Vasudeva Chaired the ONGC Energy Centre Trust. A firm believer in transparency and ethical business practices, Mr. Vasudeva embraced the Ten Principles of United Nations Global Compact since the beginning of this initiative in India.