Chairperson & Managing Director Engineers India Limited
Ms. Vartika Shukla is serving as the Chairman & Managing Director of Engineers India Limited. She is also holding an additional charge of Director (Technical). She is a Member of the Oil Industry Development Board (OIDB) under Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. She is also a member in the Performance Appraisal Board (PAB) for CSIR- CEERI, Part-time Chairman of CEIL (a subsidiary of EIL), Invitee to the Board of Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) and Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Limited (ISPRL).
She graduated in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur and is also certified with an Executive General Management Program from IIM (Lucknow). Ms. Shukla started her career as a Management Trainee in EIL in the year 1988. She has an extensive technical and consulting experience across the hydrocarbon value chain. During a tenure of over 34 years, she has served the organization in various capacities and led the successful implementation of many prestigious projects leading to key Refineries & Petrochemical complexes, Fertilizer plants both in India and overseas.
She has been closely associated with developing in-house competencies and strategizing for new business opportunities both in the core hydrocarbon sector and in diversified areas of operations. She led the initiatives for development of strategy and implementation of technologies as an alternate to Oil and Gas, in the sunshine areas of Renewables such as Bio-Fuels (2G Ethanol, Bio-CNG), Solar Integration. Innovative technologies in the domain of energy Efficiency, Environment, MSW management & Waste Water Treatment. She also steered the organization forging strategic collaborations with both the industries and academia of international repute. Her concerted efforts have also led EIL securing business in the Green Hydrogen space.
She has also made an immense contribution to the development of National Policies especially in the area of Auto Fuel vision & policy, National Bio Fuel Policy and future road map for the refining and petrochemical sector. In her leadership, EIL has also advanced in the application of data driven analytical approach for improving the overall quality of the deliverables across the company.
She is an active member of various Industry forums like FIPI, CII, FICCI etc. She is an elected Fellow of INAE and patented several technologies suggesting strategies and technical solutions for the Oil & Gas industry. She is recipient of many prestigious awards such as PETROFED Woman Executive Award, SCOPE Excellence award, Sustainability Award for Best Green Process in Petrochemicals for team (FICCI), Innovation Award for Leadership in Indigenizing Environmentally friendly Sulfur Treating Technology, MoPNG (2017), INAE Women Engineer of the year award (2021), Distinguished Alumnus Award by IIT-Kanpur in recognition of her stellar contributions in the field of Chemical Engineering and Technology.
EIL declared to become a Net Zero carbon emitting Corporate by the year 2035 showcasing her commitments towards fulfilling India’s Net Zero objective by the year 2070. Her vision is inextricably linked with the new vision statement released by EIL under her leadership stating “To be a Global Leader offering Total Energy Solutions for a Sustainable Future”.