AK Gupta has taken over as the Director (Operations) in the Board of ONGC Videsh, the international petroleum company of India. He brings over three decades of experience in various capacities in domestic and overseas operations.
He was most recently the Asset Manager Designate of Assam and prior to that Asset Manager Silchar, ONGC. Earlier, as Head of Business Development in ONGC Videsh, he managed the global business development activity of the company. In his first stint with ONGC Videsh, he managed ONGC Videsh assets in diverse geographies. Mr Gupta was instrumental in implementing projects from concept to commissioning, executed projects in Myanmar, both on land and offshore, in Vietnam in Asia Pacific, Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela in Latin America- some of them under very challenging circumstances.
He started his career in 1984 when he joined ONGC’s corporate office as a young Graduate Trainee after obtaining his graduation degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Roorkee in 1983. He subsequently acquired MBA in Finance & Marketing from FMS, Delhi University in 1999. In ONGC he is credited to have worked in Marketing and Corporate level.
Mr Gupta is known for his varied experience in project management and business development both as head of new businesses in marketing in ONGC and head of business development in ONGC Videsh. He has successfully carried out commercial negotiations with alliance partners, regulators, customers and National Oil Companies.