Vikram Singh Mehta

Vikram Singh Mehta

Chairman
Brookings India

Vikram Singh Mehta started his career with the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1978. He&nbsp;resigned in 1980 to join Phillips Petroleum in London as their senior economist. In 1984 he returned to&nbsp;India to join the government company OIL INDIA ltd as its advisor, strategic planning. He joined Shell&nbsp;International in London in 1988. He was appointed managing director of Shell Markets and Shell&nbsp;Chemical Companies in Egypt in 1991 and Chairman of the Shell Group of Companies in India in 1994.<br>He left Shell in October 2012 .Vikram is currently Executive Chairman of the think tank Brookings India&nbsp;and senior fellow of Brookings Institution<br>VSM was chairman of the Hydrocarbon Committee of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and a&nbsp;member of its National Council. He is an independent director of several companies including Larsen&nbsp;and Toubro ltd, (the leading engineering and construction conglomerate in India) Mahindra and&nbsp;Mahindra ltd ( inter Alia the largest tractor and SUV manufacturer in the country ) and Colgate&nbsp;Palmolive India ltd . <br>VSM was recipient of Asia House's "Businessmen of the year� award for 2010. He also received Asia&nbsp;Centre for corporate governance and sustainability�s Award for �Best Independent Director �for 2016.<br>VSM is a member of the Board of Overseers of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts&nbsp;University; and the Board of Governors of the Pandit Deen Dayal University of Petroleum He was&nbsp;formerly Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Duke of Edinburgh's award for India and a member&nbsp;of the Board of Governors of Doon School. He has a regular column in the leading National&nbsp;Newspapers �Indian Express"and&nbsp;&nbsp;"Financial Express" and is the author of a large number of published&nbsp;papers in journals etc.<br>VSM holds a BA mathematics honours degree from St Stephens college , Delhi University , BA/MA&nbsp;economics honours degree from Magdalen College , Oxford University and a post graduate degree in&nbsp;energy economics from the Fletcher School Of Law and Diplomacy , Tufts University.<br>

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