Managing Director, Hindustan Oil Exploration Company Ltd
Brief info

In his career spanning over 28 years in the Upstream Oil & Gas Sector, Elango has held several leadership roles in different areas of the business and is a recognized leader in the Indian industry.

Currently Elango is the Managing Director of Hindustan Oil Exploration Company Ltd (HOEC) since February 2015.

Prior to joining HOEC, he was the Chief Executive Officer & Whole Time Director of Cairn India Limited. Over his long association with Cairn, he played a key role in building Cairn into a leading Oil & Gas company operating over 30% of the crude oil produced in India.

Elango holds a Masters degree in Business Administration and began his career with ONGC in 1985 and over a span of 10-years, has performed diverse roles and joined Cairn in January 1996.

Under his leadership, Cairn India has been adjudged:

  1. The fastest growing energy company in the World as per Platts 2012 and 2013 ranking
  2. Winner of Oil Industry Safety Award in 2013
  3. Winner of Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Governance in 2012

Elango was one of the five finalist for Platts first-ever Asia CEO of the Year award 2013