New Delhi: Vartika Shukla is set to be the next Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of Engineers India Limited (EIL), a Navratna PSU under the administrative control of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoPNG). Her name has been recommended by a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) on Friday. She is currently serving as Director (Technical) in the same organisation since August 1.
This was the first interview followed by a recommendation of the public sector head hunter body after a gap of several months.
Shukla has been selected for the post of CMD of EIL from a list of eight candidates, who were interviewed by the selection panel that is also is being led by a woman Mallika Srinivasan. A total of six candidates including Shukla who were on the list were from EIL and two other candidates were from Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RVNL) and the Department of Commerce. Currently, EIL's Director (Commercial) Rakesh Kumar Sabharwal, is holding the additional charge as CMD of EIL.
Vartika Shukla holds a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur and is certified with an Executive General Management Program from IIM (Lucknow). She has a pretty long association of about 32 years with EIL, which began in July 1988. She possesses more than 32 years of professional experience in chemical engineering. She has served in various positions at the organisation. She is a recipient of gold trophies at the 'SCOPE Excellence Awards' in the 'Outstanding Woman Manager in PSEs' category.
Engineers India Limited (EIL) is a design and engineering company in the field of petroleum refineries, petrochemicals, oil and gas processing, offshore structures and platforms, fertilizers, metallurgy and power. EIL provides services such as design, engineering, procurement, construction management, commissioning assistance and project management. EIL was set up in 1965 to provide engineering and related technical services for petroleum refineries and other industrial projects. Currently, EIL has two wholly-owned subsidiaries, Ramagundam Fertilizers and Chemical Limited Head Office in New Delhi and fertilizer and chemical plant in Ramagundam, Telangana.
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