Subir Choudhury will be HPCLآ’s new marketing director

Vol 7, PW 25 (10 Mar 04) News in Brief

Subir Roy Choudhury will take charge as HPCLs director marketing on 30th April to replace NK Puri when he retires.

Choudhury is executive director (direct sales) in HPCL. On 5th January, the Public Enterprises Selection Board held interviews for the post and shortlisted two candidates: Subir Choudhury and Suraj Prakash Choudhary from a list of nine candidates.

Six other candidates did not appear for the interview. The oil ministrys vigilance section has cleared both candidates.

But Subir Choudhurys name has to be finally approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet. Dont expect this to happen soon.

With general elections imminent, the Election Commission has imposed a model code of conduct. Suraj Choudhary is also executive director at HPCL for retail sales.

Speculation among industry watchers suggests that Subir Choudhury is the favourite because he is five years younger than Suraj Choudhary.