Sushil Chandra (S.C.) Mishra assumed the role of Chairman and Managing Director of Oil India Limited (OIL), India’s second largest national exploration & production company, on 1 October 2019. An accomplished professional with cross-functional domestic and international experience, Shri Mishra has over 35 years of experience at OIL, a Government of India enterprise & Navratna company that is engaged in exploration, development, production, and transportation of crude oil and natural gas. Having started his professional journey as an Executive Trainee with OIL in 1984, Shri Mishra developed deep expertise in commercial matters and played a key role in framing and implementing procurement policies and procedures for inventory management, vendor development, framework agreement and its related strategies. His core experience in operational activities at OIL’s Main Producing Area (MPA) in Assam was further complimented while he discharged various responsibilities in diverse functions like ERP, strategic planning, E&P projects, corporate affairs, managing the renewable energy portfolio, and business development. Shri Mishra acquired significant board-level exposure at the corporate office with the launch of OIL’s IPO in 2009 and while developing the Strategic Plan 2020. Shri Mishra also holds a unique distinction of achieving OIL’s first ever overseas discovery as operator in Gabon, setting a foundation for OIL to carry out extensive E&P activities on a global landscape for its growth. Prior to taking over as Chairman and Managing Director, he held the position of Executive Director (Rajasthan Project), Jodhpur, and was responsible for successfully implementing India’s first and deepest Cyclic Steam Stimulation (CSS) process, a technology to produce heavy crude oil. Holding the promise of manifold increase in production of heavy-oil from Rajasthan fields, CSS is expected to be a game-changing vehicle for growth and expansion of OIL’s domestic production. Known for his people skills and quick decision-making abilities, Shri Mishra has a deep understanding of OIL’s culture with a proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment. He holds a BE (electronics) and an MBA (finance).