Dr Alka Mittal
Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), India
Dr. Alka Mittal joined the Board of ONGC, India’s top National Oil Company, as Director (HR), ONGC, in November 2018 after having distinguished herself in diverse roles and challenging assignments over a period of more than 33 years in India’s Maharatna Energy Major. She is the first woman Functional Director on the Board of ONGC.
She is also on the Board of ONGC Mangalore Petrochemicals Limited (OMPL) as ONGC nominee Director since August 2015.
Dr Mittal is a post graduate in Economics, MBA (HRM) and a Doctorate in Commerce and Business Studies in the area of “Corporate Governance”.
She has held many prolific assignments over the period of her distinguished career in ONGC. Before being appointed as Director (HR), as ONGC’s Chief of Skill Development, she steered learning & development programmes for employees across India towards upgradation and skill development through strategic and innovative initiatives.
Previously, as Head CSR, she steered a number of impactful CSR initiatives in the areas of education, health care, entrepreneurship, skill development, empowerment of women & the underprivileged, etc., across the country. Today, under her leadership as Director(HR), ONGC has set a benchmark in the country by being one of the top 3 companies (and top Public Sector Enterprise) in the area of CSR.
Dr Mittal has vast experience of leading HR function as In-charge HR-ER in various work centres of ONGC including Mumbai, Delhi and Jorhat (Assam), for over a decade.
She has also headed the Corporate Communication function, where she was instrumental in corporate image building & branding initiatives across various platforms.
She has a special penchant for training and mentoring and has trained more than 12000 young Graduate Trainees of ONGC since 2001 on “Corporate Governance”.
Dr Mittal is a member of the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management, Trichy. She is actively involved with various national and international professional forums and bodies dedicated to the cause of Human Resource Management and empowerment of women, especially in the Energy Sector.