Sashi Mukundan

President, bp India

Senior vice president, bp group

Sashi Mukundan, President of bp India and Senior vice president of bp group, has had over 36 years of experience in the oil and gas business through a variety of assignments in the United States and Asia. He began his career in strategic planning in California in 1981 with ARCO (bp’s predecessor company) and steered a variety of businesses in the Asia Pacific region. He moved to bp India in 2000. In April 2009, he was appointed Head of Country, India, bp group, and in April 2011 was also appointed as Regional President. In these twin capacities, Mr. Mukundan has led the Exploration and Production business in India and overseen the operations of all bp group companies in the country. He has been closely involved in nurturing the landmark partnership between bp and Reliance Industries Limited across the gas value chain, culminating in one of the biggest foreign direct investments into India to date. Mr. Mukundan is a member of bp’s Global Upstream Leadership Team and on the Board of Castrol India Limited. He is Chairman of the National Committee on Hydrocarbons of CII (Confederation of Indian Industry). He holds a BS in physics and an MBA in marketing from Bombay University and an MBA in finance, earned in the United States.

SESSIONS WITH Sashi Mukundan

Wednesday, October 28

  • 06:05pm - 06:40pm

    Executive Conference

    Indian Markets & Regulatory Dialogue

    Across the oil and gas value chain, the Indian government has been proactive in announcing new policy and regulatory mechanisms to meet India’s energy needs. These reforms have been targeted at increasing domestic production, raising the share of gas in the energy mix, and advancing the quest for new energy sources.

    What further reforms are necessary to attract greater investment across the oil and gas value chain?
    How quickly can the move to market-based mechanisms (such as for gas pricing) be completed so that India can attract more international investments?
    What are some of the planned policy measures to make the energy sector more competitive and less reliant on incentives, subsidies, and mandates?
    What steps are necessary to significantly accelerate infrastructure development and project approvals?