Vivek Chandrakant Tongaonkar appointed as Director (Finance) of ONGC

ONGC Limited announced the appointment of Vivek Chandrakant Tongaonkar as the new Director (Finance) on Tuesday
Vivek Chandrakant Tongaonkar appointed as Director (Finance) of ONGC
Vivek Chandrakant Tongaonkar appointed as Director (Finance) of ONGC

New Delhi: ONGC Limited announced the appointment of Vivek Chandrakant Tongaonkar as the new Director (Finance) on Tuesday. Prior to this, Tongaonkar served as Director (Finance) & CFO at ONGC’s downstream subsidiary-Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL) from May 2023 till June 2024.

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Tongaonkar is an industry veteran with over 37 years of professional experience in diverse activities across the energy value chain. With degrees in Electrical Engineering and Business Administration, Tongaonkar has extensive work experience and a proven track record in financial and managerial leadership.

He implemented several transformative financial strategies, significantly enhancing the MRPL’s financial health and market standing. Preemptive repayment of high-interest term loans of Rs. 3,173 crore, resulting in an annual interest cost saving of approximately Rs 200 crore, deleveraging and improving the company’s debt-equity ratio and proactive engagement with the investors marking a 477 percent increase in MRPL's market capitalization during his tenure are some of his notable achievements at MRPL.

Before his tenure at MRPL, Tongaonkar served as the Executive Director – Chief Corporate Finance at ONGC, overseeing critical financial portfolios and guiding the organization through transformative initiatives. He was also the CFO at ONGC from April 2021 to December 2021. He also served as Executive Director – Chief Offshore Finance in Mumbai, managing the finance functions of ONGC’s largest operational and revenue area. His strategic initiatives included centralizing forex procurement that resulted in substantial cost savings and ensuring the continuity of finance operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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He is also serving as the Chairman of the Board for the Mangalore Special Economic Zone Limited (MSEZL), a key entity within the ONGC Group of companies.

"ONGC is looking forward to Tongaonkar’s leadership and expertise as he steps into the role of Director (Finance) and CFO, driving financial excellence and contributing to the organization's continued growth and success," ONGC said in an official statement.

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