- Dr. Anil Bhandari becomes the exploration director of the ONGC Videsh Ltd., the overseas arm of Oil & Natural Gas Corp. Ltd.
- Dr. Bhandari has to manage overseas exploration assets and evaluate exploration opportunities, lead the business development for new exploration and production assets acquisitions.
- He joined ONGC in 1979 and has 34 years of experience in geosciences, management, and research and development.
- Dr. Bhandari is famous for his scholastic achievements. His scientific publications/books are more than 40 which has been published in not only in national but also in international journals.
- His awards and recognition includes:
1) Young Executive Award by ONGC in 1988
2) National Mineral Award 2001 by Government Of India for his contribution in Geology and Stratigraphy.
3 ) He has been awarded by Prof. S.N. Bhalla a Gold medal in 2009 by Paleontological Society of India.