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Mr. Vivek Rae

Non-Executive Independent Director/Chairman

Mr. Vivek Rae, a former Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India, served in the Indian Administrative Services for 36 years. During this period, he worked as Deputy Commissioner in the State of Arunachal Pradesh and Assistant Resident Representative with the United Nations Development Programme, New Delhi. He was the Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, GOI, during 2002-06 and the Chief Secretary of Andaman & Nicobar Islands during 2008-10.

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Mr. Rae also served as the Director General (Acquisition) in the Ministry of Defence, GOI, during 2010-12. He superannuated as Petroleum Secretary to the Government of India in February 2014, during which period he also served as Chairman of the Board of Petronet LNG Ltd. and Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Ltd. in an ex-officio capacity.

Subsequent to his retirement, Mr. Rae served as a whole-time member of the 7th Central Pay Commission from February 2014 to November 2015, and was on the Board of Indian Oil Corporation Limited as an Independent Director during 2017-18. Mr. Rae has been an invitee to the Prime Minister’s annual consultation with global experts on Oil and Gas, convened by Niti Ayog, during 2016-18.

He is a Graduate in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, and has a B.A. Hons./M.A. degree in Economics and Politics from New College, University of Oxford.

Ms. Sharmila H. Amin

Non-Executive Independent Director

Ms. Sharmila Amin is the South Asian Regional Director and Managing Director of Bertling Logistics. A Graduate in Commerce from the University of Mumbai, Ms. Amin also has a long list of additional qualifications that include Shipping Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and being a Customs License Holder (Rule 9), Mumbai. In her long career in Heavy Lift Projects Logistics, she has headed Panprojects/Oil & Gas for the South Asia Region as a part of the Panalpina Group. She has also headed CRC’s Projects Division, and N.S. Guzder and Company’s Project Logistics Division.

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Mr. Pronip Kumar Borthakur

Non-Executive Independent Director

Mr. P.K. Borthakur brings in more than 37 years of rich & diverse experience from his illustrious career at ONGC, from where he retired as Director (Offshore) and led multiple large onshore and offshore projects during his tenure. His wide technical expertise ranges from managing oil & gas operations, artificial lift, well completion, drilling, well control, reservoir management to processing and extraction of value added petroleum products. He is a well recognized and respected technical authority in the Oil and Gas sector.

Mr. Ashok Kumar Goel

Non-Executive Non-Independent Director

Mr. Ashok Goel is the Chairman and Managing Director of Essel Propack Limited. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, and has been associated with the Essel Group since 1984. He possesses great business insight, sharp business acumen, and has rich experience in running and managing the business of the large conglomerate of Essel Group. In July 2005, the renowned publication ‘The Smart Manager’ rated Mr. Ashok Goel as “one of the 25 truly world class managers from India”. Mr. Ashok Goel also serves on the Boards of various other listed and unlisted entities.

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Mr. Rohit Rajgopal Dhoot

Non-Executive Non-Independent Director

Mr. Rohit Rajgopal Dhoot has been the Managing Director of Dhoot Industrial Finance Limited since 1994, and has a plethora of experience spanning more than 20 years. At his time of qualification, he achieved the distinction of being one of the youngest chartered accountants in the country. He joint the management of Dhoot Industrial Finance Limited in 1988 as Director of the Company, and was in charge of marketing and expansion of their business. His areas of expertise include Finance, Banking, Mergers and Acquisitions, Strategic Planning, Restructuring Operations, Export Marketing, Trading and Logistics, International Business Relations and Collaborations & Joint Ventures.

Mr. Elango Pandarinathan

Managing Director

In a career spanning over 30 years in the Upstream Oil and Gas sector, Mr. Elango has held several leadership roles in different areas of the business, and is a recognized leader in the Indian industry. Prior to joining HOEC, he was the Chief Executive Officer & Whole Time Director of Cairn India Limited. Over his long association with Cairn, he played a key role in building Cairn into a leading Oil & Gas company. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and began his career with ONGC in 1985. He was one of the five finalists for Platts’ first-ever “Asia CEO of the Year” Award in 2013.

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Mr. Ramasamy Jeevanandam

Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Ramasamy Jeevanandam has an overall experience of more than 30 years in various aspects of finance, listing, funding, finalization of accounts, and taxation of the Upstream Oil and Gas industry in India. Before joining HOEC, he worked as Vice President at Aban Offshore Limited, and functioned as CFO & Director at Hardy Exploration & Production (India) Inc. He started his career with ONGC in 1982. Mr. Jeevanandam is a CPA (USA), CGMA (USA), Qualified Cost Accountant, Chartered Financial Analyst, and Company Secretary, with a Bachelor’s degree in Law.

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