Sukla Mistry

Indian Oil Corporation Limited

Director (Refineries), Member of the Board

Ms Sukla Mistry, Director (Refineries), Indian Oil Corporation Limited, is the first woman Functional Director on the IndianOil Board and is spearheading the business & operations of nine refineries & mega petrochemical plants of IndianOil with a group refining capacity of 80.55 million tonnes per annum (1.64 million barrels per day). She holds the positions of Director on the Board of Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (CPCL) & Ratnagiri Refinery & Petrochemical Limited, an integrated refinery-cum-petrochemical complex, coming up in west coast of Maharashtra.

Recognised as the highest-ranked Public Sector Enterprise and energy company of India, it has the largest customer interfaces in India through its network of over 58,000 plus customer touchpoints and more than 17,000 km of cross-country pipelines. IndianOil's R&D Centre at Faridabad, is one of Asia's finest in downstream petroleum R&D, offering a competitive advantage to the Corporation through world-class technology and process solutions and innovative products. One of India’s most socially responsive brands, IndianOil, the Corporation has been partnering with communities in which it operates by supporting numerous initiatives connected with health, family welfare, education, environment protection, potable water, sanitation, empowerment of women and other marginalised groups.

A Metallurgical Engineer from Bengal Engineering College, Calcutta University, she has deftly handled complex assignments in her over 35 years of rich experience in the oil & gas sector. Ms Sukla Mistry has led IndianOil’s Refineries Division to achieve several firsts, IndianOil’s first indigenous technology IndJet unit for ATF production; Wet Sulphuric Acid (WSA) Plant; 2G Ethanol Plant and soon to be commissioned world’s first 3G ethanol plant using refinery off gases to reduce carbon footprints. She is currently playing a pivotal role in execution of projects worth approx. INR 1.1 Lakh Crore (USD 14 billion) across refinery units, with thrust on refinery & petrochemicals integration. She is also spearheading the green growth agenda towards achieving Net Zero commitments of refineries with projects on the anvil such as development of natural gas infrastructure; power requirement of refineries with renewable energy; CCUS projects, setting up green hydrogen plants, and various energy improvement projects among others. Adoption of robust digitalisation agenda with integrated digital solutions like Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Robotic Process Automation, Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality etc. is gaining momentum under her dynamic leadership, bringing in top of the line technologies for business process improvement in refinery operations.

In recognition of her exceptional & visionary leadership, Ms Sukla Mistry has bagged prestigious awards, most notable being the world’s premier business awards Stevie Awards for Woman of the Year-Manufacturing & Industry (2022); the ‘Refining Industry Leader of the Year’ award during Global Refining & Petrochemicals Congress 2022; Economic Times Prime Women Manufacturing & Operations Leadership Award-2021, among others. 

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