Proud moment for Jamia!!! Jamia alumna grabs headlines for her historic feat of being first Indian woman to do so
A Jamia Millia Islamia alumna is in the news after she was made the head of the government-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited, ONGC.
Announcing about it on Monday, ONGC tweeted said: “Director (HR) Dr @AlkaMit26713758 has been entrusted with additional charge of ONGC CMD, making her the first woman to head the Energy major.”
Alka Mittal is the first woman ever to head the government-owned ONGC. She’s currently the HR Director of the ONGC.
A statement from the government said that Mittal will remain in her new role with effect from 1 January 2022 for the next six months until a full-time CMD is appointed or ‘until further order, whichever is the earliest.’
Mittal completed her doctorate degree in Business/Commerce, Corporate Governance from Jamia Millia Islamia in 2001. She completed her Masters in Economics from Dehradun’s MKPPG College in 1983.
Mittal had joined as Director (HR) of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited in 2018. She was also the first woman to hold the charge of a full-time Director in ONGC’s history.
Earlier, only Nishi Vasudeva had made history in March 2014 after becoming the head of oil refiner-fuel retailer Hindustan Petroleum.