ONGC director offshore race attracts 22

Vol 16, PW 19 (18 Apr 13) News in Brief

PESB officials will soon begin preparing a shortlist of candidates for interviews to select ONGC's next director offshore.

"ONGC forwarded 22 CVs to the oil ministry last month (March)," we hear. "The ministry forwarded the list to the PESB on April 6.

The PESB will call 15 candidates for interview." Among internal ONGC candidates are TK Sengupta, group general manager (well services Mumbai offshore); Yash Malik, chief marketing; CK Mishra, chief of Corporate Social Responsibility; Rajesh Kakkar, group general manager (production); and AK Sachan, chief of materials management.

“Malik is close to (ONGC chairman) Sudhir Vasudeva,” says a company source. “Kakkar and Sengupta are equally competent.

” ONGC director offshore PK Borthakur retires on January 31, 2014. The PESB began searching for Borthakur’s replacement on January 29 this year, and accepted CVs till April 5.

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