Executive Team




Shiv Khemka

Executive Chairman, Suntera


  • Has over 30 years of business experience globally.

  • He serves on the Board of Overseers of The Wharton School and the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the President’s Leadership Council at Brown University and on the Yale President’s Council on International Activities.

  • Shiv is on the board of Stanford University’s Philanthropy and Civil Society Centre (PACS); the Centre for Universal Education at Brookings and the Asia Society Policy Institute. Shiv also serves as the Chairman of the Global Education & Leadership Foundation.

  • He earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and an MA in International Studies from the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.



Harjinder Singh

CEO, Suntera


  • >30 years, international Oil & Gas experience.

  • Areas of Expertise: Executive Management, Operations, Subsurface, Commercial, Business Development, Business Intelligence, Manufacturing, Procurement & Sourcing.

  • Has worked with Schlumberger for 24 years in various capacities. Following that, Harjinder served as Sales Director (India and SW Asia) for Baker Hughes and President for HLS Asia.

  • Harjinder brings with him global experience having worked in USA, Iraq, Venezuela, UK, UAE, Oman, Qatar and India.

  • Harjinder heads Suntera as Chief Executive Officer, managing operating assets and on acquisition of producing assets globally.



Pramod Gupta

COO, Suntera


  • >34 years experience in the E&P industry in India.

  • Oil & Gas production operations, LPG Plant operations, EPC Projects and Project Management, Ankleshwar Project, ONGC.

  • Workover Area Manager, Sibsagar, Assam, ONGC.

  • WOR, Material Planning & Procurement, Well Services, Mumbai, ONGC.

  • Project Manager, Sohagpur CBM Project, Reliance Industries Limited.

  • Vice President & Head-Operations, Raniganj CBM Project, Essar Oil Limited.



Ashok Verma

CTO, Suntera


  • >35 years experience in the E&P industry in India, Russia, USA, UK.

  • He was involved in the design and engineering of all offshore oil production platforms and pipelines which were under various stages of development in Mumbai High in the eighties.

  • He was a key person involved in the first major acquisition of an oil and gas property by India abroad - 20% stake in Sakhalin-1 Project by ONGC Videsh.

  • He was the first CEO of Imperial Energy, acquired by OVL, in Siberia, Russia.

  • ⦁ He headed Assam Asset and Eastern Offshore Asset of ONGC. First oil production from deep seas off the East coast of India came during his tenure as head of that Asset.