Smt. H.K.Joshi, Chairperson and Managing Director, joined SCI on 5th February, 2015 as Director (Finance) and was also appointed as CFO,SCI w.e.f. the same date. During her term lasting less than five years, she held multiple additional charges from time to time at the Board level - of Director (Personnel & Administration) in 2017-18, Director (Bulk Carrier & Tankers) in 2019, CMD from 12th September 2019 consequent to completion of the tenure of the former CMD and currently she holds the additional charge of Director (Finance) w.e.f. 19th December 2019 when she was appointed by the Government of India as the Chairperson & Managing Director,SCI. She also holds additional charge of MD of Indian Ports Global Ltd. (IPGL) w.e.f. 21.9.2020.
With a very rich and diversified experience spanning over three decades with ONGC, a Mammoth Maharatna PSU, her experience includes almost two decades with ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL – overseas arm of ONGC) which looks after the international business acquisitions of ONGC wherein she was actively associated with the path breaking international transactions which led the company (OVL) to turnaround. This assignment gave her a lot of exposure and opportunity to travel and brought an all-round corporate development of her professional attributes to International standards in addition to polishing her financial acumen. She started her career as a Lecturer in Delhi University and joined the corporate world in 1984.
She is a member of the Institute of Directors (IOD), Fellow Member of The Institute of Cost Accountants of India, Life member of the Institute of Public Administration, rank holder in Post-Graduation in Commerce (Financial Management) from Delhi School of Economics, B. Com (Hons.) from Delhi University, Masters of Business Administration (MBA)-Financial Management. She believes in continuous learning and has Post Graduate Diplomas in Human Resource Management, Management and Financial Management as well.
Mrs. H.K. Joshi has been conferred WISTA India Personality of the Year 2020 award and the ‘CEO with HR Orientation’ Award at the 28th Edition of the World HRD Congress 2020 and with ‘Sailor Today Sea Shore Awards 2019’ under the category of "Woman of Substance". She was also honored with the Best Woman Employee Award 1st Place (Executive Category) by the Forum of Women in Public Sector (under the aegis of SCOPE) in 2018. She was awarded “The Tenth India CFO Awards – Excellence in Finance to enable a Turnaround” hosted by International Market Assessment India Private Limited in association with Pierian Services in May 2016. Mrs. Joshi has also been the recipient of “The Most Influential CFOs of India Award” from Chartered Institute of Management Accounts, UK for two years in succession viz. 2015 and 2016 and the “CMA CFO Award 2014” from The Institute of Cost Accountants of India.
Dynamic, result oriented with an eye for identifying talent she believes that human resources are the integral assets of a company. She believes in team work while tapping the latent potential of each individual employee and sets in motion, an integrated mix of cohesive task group structures that eventually meet the desired targets. Very inspiring through her innovative skill sets, commitment and diligence, she is known to take challenges head on and lead them to its logical conclusion. She advocates promotion of a gender diversity culture ingraining, in one and all, the positivity and confidence to deliver through perseverance and a focused work approach, raising their bar, constantly. Her vision and strategizing skills with her domain experience in finance add great value to the operations and projects that are ventured into. To sum up, a focused leader, guide and mentor, taking the path untrodden.