Alka Mittal

Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd.

Director of Human Resources

Dr. Alka Mittal joined the Board of ONGC as Director (HR), ONGC, in November 2018 after having distinguished herself in diverse roles and challenging assignments over a period of more than 33 years in India’s Maharatna Energy Major. She is the first woman Functional Director on the Board of ONGC.

She is also on the Board of ONGC Mangalore Petrochemicals Limited (OMPL) as ONGC nominee Director since August 2015.

Dr Mittal is a post graduate in Economics, MBA (HRM) and a Doctorate in Commerce and Business Studies in the area of “Corporate Governance”.

She has held many prolific assignments over the period of her distinguished career in ONGC. Before being appointed as Director (HR), as ONGC’s Chief of Skill Development, she steered the functioning of four regional skill development centres across India towards upgradation and skill development through strategic and innovative initiatives in learning practices.

Previously, as Head CSR, she contributed towards a number of impactful CSR initiatives in the areas of education, health care, entrepreneurship, skill development, empowerment of women & the underprivileged, etc., across the country.

She has vast experience of leading the HR function as In-charge HR-ER in various work centres of ONGC including Mumbai, Delhi and Jorhat (Assam), for over a decade.

She has also headed the Corporate Communication function, where she was instrumental in corporate image building & branding initiatives across various platforms.

She has a special penchant for training and mentoring and has trained more than 12000 young Graduate Trainees of ONGC since 2001 on “Corporate Governance”.

Dr Mittal is a member of the Board of Governors of IIM Trichy. She is actively involved with various national and international professional forums and bodies dedicated to the cause of Human Resource Management and empowerment of women, especially in the Energy Sector.


Tuesday, October 15

  • 04:15pm - 05:00pm

    Concurrent Plenary

    Diversity & Inclusion in India’s Energy Sector

    Creating a diverse workforce is in the interest of every company in every sector around the world. Despite an industry-wide focus on increasing the representation of women and minorities in the energy sector, participation remains low. A diverse work force is important for the industry as it faces the dual challenges of more energy and less carbon. How can energy companies make their workforce more diverse? What human resources practices are needed in India as it promotes diversity and inclusion in the energy industry? How can India make use of its “demographic dividend”?