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Next year in Fe­bru­ary, when Su­bir Roy­choud­hury re­tires as the chair­man and man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Hin­dus­tan Pe­tro­leum Cor­po­ra­tion Ltd. ( HPCL), he will make way for In­dia’s first woman head of an oil com­pany, Nishi Va­sudeva, cur­rently mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor of the com­pany. Once she takes over HPCL, Va­sudeva will also be­come the first woman to head a Navratna pub­lic sec­tor unit. This is yet fur­ther ev­i­dence of the grow­ing prow­ess of women in pre­vi­ously un­char­tered sec­tors. The soft spo­ken Va­sudeva is an IIM- Kolkata grad­u­ate with over 30 years of work ex­pe­ri­ence be­hind her. In­ci­den­tally, she pipped six big­wigs to grab the top job thus join­ing a se­lect league of top women head hon­chos in the coun­try.

Nishi Va­sudeva

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