Prior to this, Mr Agarwal served as Executive Director (Finance) in ONGC since January 2020. Mr Agarwal is a fellow member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India and an associate member of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He is an alumnus of Lucknow University, where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Master’s degree in Business Administration (Finance). He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst from the ICFAI Hyderabad.
Mr Agarwal joined ONGC in 1990 as Finance & Accounts Officer and rose to the position of Executive Director, Chief Corporate Finance where he handled varied assignments, such as Direct tax, Indirect tax, Policy matters, Investor relations, Corporate Budget & Project Appraisal, Bidding for NELP and DSF Blocks, etc. During his tenure in ONGC, he handled responsibilities in diversified roles at Corporate Office, Dehradun, Mumbai, Assam and Baroda.