Nishi Vasudeva

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Nishi Vasudeva
Born (1956-03-30) 30 March 1956 (age 67)
EducationB.A, MBA
Alma materIIM Calcutta
OccupationBusiness executive
EmployerHindustan Petroleum
AwardsMost Powerful Women in Indian Business by Business Today[1]

Nishi Vasudeva (born 30 March 1956) is an Indian business executive. She is a former Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), an Indian state-owned oil & gas corporation and India's fourth largest company by revenue. She is the first woman ever to head a Navratna PSU.[2][3][4][5][6]


Vasudeva is a 1977 batch MBA graduate of Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.


Nishi Vasudeva has started her career in the petroleum industry with Engineers India Ltd.

She has been in corporate roles from last 15 years [7] 1994-2000 : DGM (ERP) at Head office 2000-2002 : GM (Corporate Planning) at Head office 2002-2010 : GM and ED (IT) at Head office 2011 - 2012 : Executive Director (LPG) 2012-2014 : Dir(` Marketing) at Head office 2014-16 : CMD

Before taking over as the CMD, Vasudeva served as the Director of Marketing and Executive Director-Marketing Coordination.[8] She has more than 34 years of experience in petroleum industry.[9]


  1. ^ Mahajan, Anilesh S. (31 August 2014). "Leading the Way". Business Today. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Nishi Vasudeva". Fortune. 14 September 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Nishi Vasudeva selected to head HPCL". Zee News. 21 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Nishi Vasudeva to take over as HPCL chief". The Times of India. 22 August 2013.
  5. ^ "HPCL head,the first woman ever to head a Navratna PSU". The Statesman. 22 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Nishi Vasudeva takes over as HPCL chief". Business Standard India. Business Standard. Press Trust of India. 1 March 2014.
  7. ^[self-published source]
  8. ^ "Press Release: Ms. Nishi Vasudeva appointed as Director (Marketing) of HPCL". HPCL official website.
  9. ^ "Nishi Vasudeva likely to be HPCL's first woman chief". The Hindu Business Line. 21 August 2013.

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