Ms. Vartika Shukla took charge as the Chairman & Managing Director at Engineers India Limited (EIL) in 2021. She is the first woman CMD of EIL and has been associated with the company for the past 32 years.
Ms. Vartika Shukla currently serves as the Chairperson and Managing Director (Technical) and Director (Finance) of Engineers India Ltd. (EIL). She possesses more than 32 years of extensive technical and consulting experience across the hydrocarbon value chain and has led the company to the successful completion of many prestigious projects in Oil & Gas Refining, Petrochemical, Fertilizers sector both in India and overseas.
Ms. Shukla did her B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1988. She is also certified with an Executive General Management Programme from IIM Lucknow. Ms. Shukla started her career as a management trainee in EIL"s Process Division in the year 1988. She has been associated with the various functions of the organization during her vast career. As Director (Technical), she has steered the Process Design, Research & Development, and the entire Engineering functions of the company which is critical for project implementation. She has also been very 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 has been steering several new initiatives of the company in the area of BioFuels, Digitization, Energy Efficiency, Make in India, and Startup India and was instrumental in forging several key Collaborative Partnerships for expansion of Technology Portfolio on EIL. Ms. Shukla has made immense contributions to the development of National Policies, especially in the areas of BioFuels and future road map for the refining and petrochemical sector.
Ms. Shukla is an active member of various industry forums like FIPI, CII, FICCI and has served on the Editorial Board of FIPI Journal as well. She has also authored a number of significant research papers in the areas of Refining, Petrochemicals Oil & Gas, offering strategies and technical solutions to the industry. She is the recipient of the prestigious IITK Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2021.