Mangaluru: Pomila Jaspal is new Director (Finance) of Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL). She has been appointed as Director (Finance) of MRPL on Tuesday by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. Prior to this appointment, she was serving as Executive Director (Corporate Finance) of ONGC Limited. She is the first functional woman director on the board of MRPL.
Jaspal is a fellow member of Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICMAI) and gold medalist and recipient of Late Dhanpati Goel Gold Medal from ICMAI. She did her B.Com. (Hons) from MCM DAV College, Chandigarh and M. Com. from Punjab University. Before joining ONGC, she had a short stint as a lecturer in HMV College, Jalandhar. She joined ONGC in 1985 as Finance & Accounts Officer and risen to the coveted position of Executive Director (Chief Corporate Finance).
She has over 34 years of rich experience in various aspects of finance in the oil industry, both from operating and regulatory perspective.
While serving at ONGC, she has handled varied assignments including corporate finance functions such as Direct tax, Indirect tax, Investor relations, Corporate Budget & Project Appraisal etc. She also was the Chairperson of Women Development Forum, an ONGC forum dedicated to all women employees of ONGC. During her initial period, after completing 3 months of Induction training at ONGC Academy, she was posted at Head Office, Dehradun and handled key assignments and later with Joint Venture group at JVOG, Mumbai.