Pomila Jaspal takes over as ONGC Director (Finance)

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By Sarkaritel April 19, 2022 18:25

Pomila Jaspal takes over as ONGC Director (Finance)


New Delhi, April 19: Pomila Jaspal has taken overas Director (Finance) of ONGC on 19 April 2022. Prior to this, Jaspal served as Director(Finance) in Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) – Schedule ‘A’ CPSE and subsidiary of ONGC, since October 2019. She has also served as Director on the Board of ONGC Mangalore Petrochemicals Limited (OMPL), Petronet Mangalore Hassan Bangalore Limited (PMHBL) and ONGC Petro additions Limited (OPaL).

Jaspal is a fellow member and gold medalist of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India. She is a recipient of the Late MrsDhanpatiGoel Gold Medal from the Institute. She has obtained a degree in B.Com. (Hons) from MCM DAV College, Chandigarh, and M.Com. from the Punjab University.

She has 36 yearsof experience across varied segments of the oil & gas industry, encompassing operating, regulatory and policy aspects of upstream and downstream industry. She was instrumental in the merger of OMPL with MRPL, paving the way for synergy and integration benefits for the ONGC Group. As Director (Finance) of MRPL, she focused on the restructuring of the borrowing portfolios leading to a lower effective rate of interest.

She steered MRPL’s maiden Non-Convertible Debenture (NCD) issue worth Rs 3,000 crore and also ventured into the commercial paper market at the opportune time that could generatefundsat verycompetitive rates. In addition, she also facilitated the settlement of many issues on merit under SabkaVishwas Scheme forIndirect Tax, as well as under Vivad Se Vishwas Scheme for Direct Tax.

JaspaljoinedONGCin1985asFinance&AccountsOfficerandrosetothepositionof ExecutiveDirector, Chief CorporateFinance where she handled varied assignments, including corporate finance functions such as Direct tax, Indirect tax, Investor relations, Corporate Budget & Project Appraisal, etc. During her tenure in ONGC, she handled responsibilities in diversified roles at Corporate Office, Dehradun, Mumbai, Assam and ONGC Videsh.

She was the first womanto become Head Finance of Assam Asset and handled this challenging assignment forfouryears. She also has the rich exposure of working in ONGC Videsh Ltd where she handled finance of various assets like Sakhalin, South Sudan, Kazakhstan, and Colombia etc. and steered smooth buyout of Azerbaijan Asset.

Jaspal also worked at the Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH)-the regulatory arm of Ministry of P&NG, in its formative years and was instrumental in developing the model Production Sharing Contracts (PSC), which resulted in the signing and awarding of blocks to various private and JV companies.

She also steered international arbitrations involving huge government stakes. Jaspal also worked in the Contract Cell of MoPNG, withexposure to differentareasofgaspricing,gasutilization policy, and formulation of policies for smoothimplementationofPSCsandmonitoringtheroyaltyandprofitpetroleumto GoI.

Sarkaritel
By Sarkaritel April 19, 2022 18:25