HT Media ropes in former Shell India Chairman Vikram Singh on the board of directors. In an announcement, the Bombay Stock Exchange HT Media said, “HT Media Ltd has informed BSE that Shri Vikram Singh Mehta has been inducted on the Board of Directors of the Company as Non-executive Independent Director with effect from June 20, 2015. Shri Vikram Singh Mehta has been appointed as an Additional Director of the Company.”
Vikram Singh Mehta currently serves as the Executive Chairman of Brookings India and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Mehta started his career with the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1978. He resigned in 1980 to join Phillips Petroleum in London as their Senior Economist. In 1984, he returned to India to join the government company Oil India Ltd. as its Advisor, Strategic Planning. He joined Shell International in London in 1988. He was appointed Managing Director of Shell Markets and Shell Chemical Companies in Egypt in 1991, and Chairman of the Shell Group of Companies in India in 1994.
Mehta has also served as the Chairman of the Hydrocarbon Committee of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and as a member of its National Council. He is an independent director of Larsen and Toubro Ltd, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd, Vodafone India Ltd, United Distillers Ltd, Apollo Tyres Ltd and Colgate Palmolive India Ltd.