Management Team

Shri R K Mohal
Chief Executive Officer

Shri R K Mohal was appointed as CEO of Prize Petroleum Company Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary and upstream arm of HPCL) in September 2017. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). He also holds a degree in law. He is an alumnus of Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi. During his career in HPCL spanning over 33 years, he has handled wide range of responsibilities including pricing, tax, commercial areas of Aviation, International Trade & Supplies (IT&S) and joint ventures. Before being the part of Prize Petroleum Company Limited, he was heading Marketing Finance of East Zone, HPCL. He also has rich experience of having stint with erstwhile Oil Coordination Committee (OCC) under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, New Delhi.

Dr. Prabhakar Thakur
Head (Technical)

Dr. Prabhakar thakurĀ  is a Doctorate in Geology. He has vast experience of more than 20 years in Oil & Gas upstream activities. He has been involved in various exploration and production campaigns both onshore and offshore in India and abroad.

M. Ananth Krishnan
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. M. Ananth Krishnan is the incumbent Chief Financial Officer; prior to this, he was working in the capacity of Director (Commercial) and CFO of Aavantika Gas Limited, Indore, (AGL) a JV Company of HPCL & GAIL (India) Limited engaged in City Gas Distribution.
He is a Chartered Accountant and an alumnus of St. Xavier's College, Calcutta, with a B.Com (Hons.) degree. He has also successfully completed the 3 Tier Program for Management Development from IIM, Ahmedabad.
He was instrumental in turning around AGL from a negative net worth company to a profitable one, laying the foundation for continued sustainable growth.
Mr. M. Ananth Krishnan has handled various assignments including on deputation, during his career of over 29 years with HPCL. His assignments varied across various functions covering Finance and Accounts, Costing, Indirect taxes, Internal Audit and Project Finance, at both HPCL refineries at Visakhapatnam and Mumbai as well as in Marketing SBUs of Kolkata and Delhi. He also set up the Pricing system at MRPL, when it was part of HPCL.

Shri Asheesh Garg
Company Secretary

Shri Asheesh Garg is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary. For the last one year, he has been involved in the upstream sector at Prize. Prior to this, he has ten years of experience in various departments like LPG (Finance), Retail (Finance), Direct Sales (Finance) of HPCL.