Yasmine Hilton to take over as Shell India chairman

Richa Mishra New Delhi | Updated on November 15, 2017 Published on April 11, 2012

After 24 years, Mr Vikram Singh Mehta, Chairman, Shell Group of Companies in India, is stepping down, effective October 31, 2012. Succeeding him is Dr Yasmine Hilton.

Dr Hilton could be the first woman to head an energy company in India. Mr Mehta, who turns 60 in October, has himself decided to step down.

Born in Mumbai, Dr Hilton joined the Shell Group in 1979. She is currently based in London and will be relocating to India in September 2012.

Since 1993, Mr Mehta has significantly enabled growth across diverse Shell businesses in India and has set a strong platform for future expansion, the company said.

Shell today is among the largest energy companies in India and is the only major international energy company with a licence to retailing auto fuel and aviation fuel as well as marketing speciality products such as lubricants and bitumen.

It has one of the country’s two LNG re-gasification terminals at Hazira (in a joint venture with Total of France) and has set up a technology centre in Bangalore.

Published on April 11, 2012
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