Rashmi Govil takes over as Director (HR), IndianOil

Pune(S.N)-Ms. Rashmi Govil has taken charge as Director (Human Resources) at Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IndianOil), a Fortune-500 energy major having one of the largest customer interfaces in India. She joined IndianOil in 1994 and brings with her nearly three decades of rich experience in various facets of the human resources function. Ms. Govil is a seasoned professional with an MBA specializing in HR and a Postgraduate Diploma in Finance.

Before she was appointed Director (HR), she was serving as Executive Director (HRD & Employee Relations) at the Company’s Corporate Office. Ms Govil has also worked at IndianOil’s Refineries Headquarters, as well as handled the challenging environment at the Unit at Mathura Refinery. Her rich and varied experience has laid the foundation for her deep understanding of the nuances of the function including compensation and performance management, recruitment, policy formulation, succession planning, and systems management, besides her recognition as an Industrial Relations expert.

Ms. Govil is known for her result-focused, collaborative, and inclusive style and has formulated several strategic initiatives for the Company as well as the industry. She has pioneered the unique innovation cell ‘Srijan’, steered the roll-out of enterprise-wide SAP solutions in HR, and has led multiple landmark settlements with the collectives, including long-term wage settlements with the Unions of IndianOil.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Govil executed the revision of numerous policies with a focus on diversity, inclusion, and the well-being of the employees. Her appointment as Director (HR) is a testament to her exemplary contributions to IndianOil and her vision for the future of Human Resources in the energy sector. With this elevation, India now has two women Functional Directors on its Board.

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