A.K. Gupta

ONGC Videsh

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Gupta started his career in 1984, joining ONGC as a 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. He brings with him over thirty seven years’ experience in various capacities in domestic and overseas hydrocarbon exploration & production. He possesses extensive experience across the E&P value chain, especially in business development earned during his tenure as Head, New Businesses, Marketing, ONGC and Head, Business development in ONGC Videsh. In both domestic and overseas assignments he handled key techno-commercial responsibilities. Along with the responsibilities of MD & CEO, ONGC Videsh, he is also additionally handling the functional responsibilities of Director (Operations) and Director (Finance), while was also incharge of Director (Exploration) function till recently. He has been relentless in framing future strategies for the company in different global geographies, amidst the challenges imposed by COVID-19 pandemic. Several major projects could make definitive progress under his able leadership and are set to contribute and strengthen the overall portfolio of ONGC. Some of his noteworthy contributions have been in implementing projects from concept to commissioning, executing projects in diverse geographies in Myanmar and Vietnam in Asia Pacific, Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela in Latin America; a few of them under very trying circumstances, besides new acquisitions in Russia, Middle East and Africa.

Sessions With A.K. Gupta

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 07:30am - 08:35am (CST) / 08/mar/2022 01:30 pm - 08/mar/2022 02:35 pm

    Changing Upstream Strategies for the Future

    Panel Upstream Oil & Gas

    The growing list of mandates for national oil companies (NOCs) requires a balancing act between increased domestic responsibilities across the energy value chain and attracting new investment capital, all while dealing with climate change mandates. As the world emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic buoyed by robust oil and gas prices, the market outlook for oil and gas companies is improving. How is the COVID-19 pandemic and a more robust oil and gas price environment impacting near-term priorities? Can NOCs strike the right balance between focusing on core E&P while navigating energy transition mandates? How does the pivot to low carbon by certain E&P peer groups shape the role of NOCs going forward? What technologies and partnerships are essential to drive continued growth in E&P and the low-carbon portfolio? In an area of specialization and portfolio concentration, are host governments deploying the necessary levers to attract new investor capital?