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How Vartika Shukla, the first female leader at EIL, is plotting change

Shukla, who's worked for the company for more than three decades, is attempting to change its profile, branching out from construction of fossil-fuel plants into new areas

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Eighteen months after becoming head of Engineers India Ltd., the state-owned firm that built most of the country’s oil refineries, Vartika Shukla says its transformation is gathering pace.
 
Shukla, who’s worked for the company for more than three decades, is attempting to change its profile, branching out from construction of fossil-fuel plants into new areas such as renewable energy projects. EIL is building India’s first biorefinery, which will use bamboo to produce bioethanol, and moving into green hydrogen and sustainable aviation fuel.

We’ve “built a lot of alliances in upcoming areas,” Shukla, 57, said in an interview at the firm’s

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First Published: Mar 22 2023 | 8:32 AM IST

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