Seven names for IOC director HR

Vol 20, PW 25 (07 Sep 17) News in Brief

Earlier it was Subimol Mondal but now Amita Singh looks like the most likely candidate to walk away with the IndianOil director HR job.

IOC is learnt to have sent across to recruiter PESB the names of seven executive directors eligible to replace Verghese Cherian who retires on October 31. The PESB's deadline for applications was August 29 and IOC sent across its list a few days later.

Listed in order of seniority the candidates are Amita Singh, ED corporate affairs; YK Gupta, ED LPG marketing; Subodh Dakwale, ED corporate communications and branding in Mumbai; Avinash Verma, ED Uttar Pradesh state office in Lucknow; Alok Khanna ED information systems; Sanjeev Jain, ED Gujarat state office; and Rahul Bharadwaj, ED Telengana and Andhra Pradesh state office. As Singh is the most senior, she has a good chance.

Also the fact that she is a woman counts in her favour. But anybody on the list might spring a surprise.

Two EDs in the HR department, Mondal and Umakant Prasad Singh are believed to be too junior.

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