Sashi Mukundan

BP plc

Regional President & Head of Country - India

Sashi Mukundan has over 36 years of experience in the oil and gas business through a variety of assignments in USA and Asia.

He started his career in strategic planning in California in 1981 with ARCO (BP’s predecessor company) and has 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 also appointed as Regional President. In these twin capacities, Sashi leads the Exploration and Production business in India and oversees the operations of all BP group companies in the country. He was 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.

Sashi 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 degree in Physics and an MBA in Marketing from Bombay University. After completing his studies in India, he went to Los Angeles, California and obtained an MBA in Finance.

SESSIONS WITH Sashi Mukundan

Tuesday, October 15

  • 02:00pm - 02:45pm

    Concurrent Plenary

    New Energy Sources in India's Energy Mix

    Although “Energy Transition” is the buzzword in the energy sector these days, changing the energy system is a slow process. Large parts of the energy value chain are becoming decentralized, and technology will be the key to deciding which fuels will grow and which will shrink. India needs clarity on its long- and short-term policy goals and an integrated energy policy to achieve its economic and climate goals. What are the most important policy goals, and what factors should be considered in developing a long-term energy vision and plan? How can different stakeholders collaborate to create an energy ecosystem which serves dual needs of attracting capital and evolving with technology & time?