Shri B.C.Tripathi is a Mechanical Engineering Graduate from NIT Allahabad and graduated in 1982. He started his carreer in Oil and Natural Gas Corporation and subsequently joined Gas Authority of India Limited (now GAIL India Limited) in 1984 when the Gas Industry in India was at its infancy. Shri Tripathi is one of the founder employee of GAIL and has worked under different capacities in different departments in GAIL. Further he has been involved in the execution of several prestigious projects of GAIL starting from the HVJ to the recently concluded Dahej-Dabhol Pipeline. He was the project Manager for the GAILs prestigious Dahej-Vijaipur Pipeline project, which received Silver Medal for Excellence in project Management in the Mega Project Category from International Project Management Association, Germany. He has also published a case study on this project in Petromin Pipeliner. Over the past 27 years Shri Tripathi gained varied experience and competence in the areas related to Operation & Maintenance of Pipelines, Project Management, Contracts Management, Customer Relationship Management, Marketing etc.
Shri M. Ravindran
Dr. Ashutosh Karnatak
Shri Subir Purkayastha
Shri M. Ravindran
Shri M. Ravindran , is a Mechanical Engineer and a Post Graduate in Management and brings to the GAIL Board, over 33 years of rich and diverse experience in the Fertilizer and Oil & Gas industries, particularly in gas transmission, petrochemicals and City Gas Distribution sectors.
Prior to his appointment as Director (HR), GAIL Shri Ravindran served as Managing Director of Indraprastha Gas Ltd. (IGL), a Joint Venture of GAIL & BPCL and the largest supplier of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Piped Natural Gas (PNG) in Delhi and National Capital Region. He also has the distinction of being the first CEO of GAIL’s wholly owned subsidiary, GAIL Gas Limited from 2008 to 2011.
Shri Ravindran joined GAIL in 1990 and has been associated with a number of prestigious projects of the Company including the commissioning activities of GAIL’s first integrated petrochemical plant at Pata, U.P and later headed Operations of HVJ, GAIL’s first cross country high pressure natural gas pipeline, Dahej Vijaipur Pipeline and other associated spur pipelines, besides Company’s largest LPG recovery units at Vijaipur in Madhya Pradesh.
As MD, IGL, he was instrumental in undertaking several business and HR centric initiatives including formulation of HR Policies and adoption of a robust Performance Management System.
During his tenure as CEO of the wholly owned GAIL subsidiary, GAIL Gas Limited, he steered the formulation of the company’s business policies, particularly those in the Human Resources domain. It was during his tenure that the Company participated in the CGD first round of bidding and won the licenses for the cities of Sonepat, Kota, Dewas & Meerut under the regulatory regime.
Dr. Ashutosh Karnatak
Dr. Ashutosh Karnatak is an M. Tech from IIT Delhi, an MBA in Finance and a Ph.D. from University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun, Dr. Karnataka is presently pursuing Post-Doctorate in Business Administration on ‘Organizational Maturity in Project Management’ He is a multi-talented personality who has developed innovative techniques and authored books on varied subjects. He is a B Tech in Electrical Engineering from HBTI, Kanpur.
Prior to his appointment as Director (Projects), Dr. Karnatak served as Executive Director (Projects) in GAIL. During his rich career span of over 30 years, he has managed diverse infrastructure projects such as construction of cross country trunk pipelines like Dabhol – Bangalore, Dahej-Vijaipur, Dahej-Uran, Dabhol-Panvel, CGD networks in Mumbai, R-LNG terminal at Dabhol, and building projects like, LPG gas processing plant at Gandhar, besides spearheading wind and solar energy projects.
He has authored books on oil and gas sector (Asian Gas Grid – A critical analysis of its feasibility), project management (Project Management of Hydrocarbon Pipelines – A Journey) and self-development (Yes! You Can; Words Have Power). He is the proponent of the movement called PI-PI-CI (“Positive India – Projectised India – Competent India”). He has developed an innovative Project Monitoring and Controlling technique called ‘Arjuna – (MC4E2)ec’, and capability building model named ‘BeDoPhe’. Besides this, he has avid interest in astrology and is engaged in a number of social and developmental initiatives.
Shri Subir Purkayastha
A Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary by professional qualification, Shri Subir Purkayastha has a rich experience of nearly 30 years’ in the areas of Corporate Finance and Treasury including Forex Risk Management, Capital Budgeting, Corporate Budgets, Corporate Accounts, Finalization of Long Term LNG and Gas Agreements, Liquefaction and Regasification Terminal Service Agreement., shareholders Agreements and Joint Ventures Agreement etc.
Prior to his appointment as Director (Finance), he held the position of Executive Director (Finance & Accounts) in GAIL. As Executive Director (Finance), besides heading Corporate Finance and Treasury section in large mobilisation of funds from domestic and international markets and taking investment decisions in large infrastructure projects, he was also actively involved in Investor relations and interactions with Analysts fraternity. Besides serving a long tenure at the GAIL corporate office, he was on secondment to Petronet LNG Ltd., during its formative years from 1998 to 2002. Thereafter, he was posted at GAIL’s largest manufacturing unit viz petrochemical plant at Pata, U.P. for 4 years. It was during his stint in Petrochemicals Unit at GAIL, Pata he introduced e-budget for preparation and control of capital and revenue budget of the Unit.
Additionally, Shri Subir Purkayastha also holds the position of Director in GAIL Gas (USA) Inc., Ratnagiri Gas and Power Pvt. Ltd (RGPPL) and TAPI Pipeline Company Limited. He joined GAIL in 1985 as a Finance officer and rose to the position of Director. Having joined in the early stages of the company he was part and parcel of the growth trajectory of the company.
Shri Anant Kumar Singh
Shri Ashutosh Jindal
Shri Ashutosh Jindal Part Time Directors (Government Nominees)
Shri Ashutosh Jindal , is an IAS officer from Manipur-Tripura cadre (1995). He has done B.E in Electronics & Commn Engg. and has a Post Graduation in Economics.
During his career spanning over two decades, he has held various positions in the State of Tripura at the District and State Level. Before joining the MoP&NG, he was working as Secretary of Finance, Urban Development and Tourism Departments in the State of Tripura. He has served as an Advisor in the Indian Mission to European Union (EU) in Brussels (Belgium).
Presently, he is Joint Secretary (International Cooperation & Gas Projects), Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India.
Shri Anant Kumar Singh Part Time Directors (Government Nominees)
Shri Anant Kumar Singh,Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India since September, 2015 is an IAS officer of 1984 Batch of Uttar Pradesh Cadre. Before joining the service he did his Bachelor and Masters Degree in Physics from IIT Kharagpur and M.Phil in Physics from Delhi University. He continued to pursue his academic interest even after joining this service and did M.A. in Economics from Ram Manohar Lohia University, Faizabad and LL.B from Lucknow University, Lucknow.
He has served as Sub-Divisional Magistrate in three Sub-Divisions; as Chief Development Officer in one district and as District Magistrate in four districts. He has also served in Departments of Rural Development, Agriculture, Irrigation, Food and Civil Supplies, Revenue, Medical and Health, Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairy Development in various capacities as Joint Secretary/Special Secretary/Secretary/Principal Secretary to the Government of Uttar Pradesh. He also worked as the Commissioner, Cane Development and Sugar Industries; Project Director of a World Bank aided UP Water restructuring project, Milk Commissioner and Managing Director, UP Pradeshik Cooperative Dairy Federation. He has the distinction of serving three Chief Ministers in their first tenure, as Joint Secretary and Secretary. He also served as the Joint Secretary, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India during 2007-2013 and Additional Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India from December, 2014 to August, 2015.
Shri S K Srivastava
Shri D.J. Pandian
Shri Anupam Kulshreshtha
Shri Sanjay Tandon
Shri Anupam Kulshreshtha Part-time Non-official (Independent) Director
Shri Anupam Kulshreshtha is M.Sc. (Phy), MBA, LL.B., CISA, CISM, CRISC. He retired as the Dy. Comptroller and Auditor General of India in March, 2012.
In a long and distinguished career spanning nearly four decades, he held senior positions with the Supreme Audit Institution of India as well as with the Government of India and also Internationally.
He worked as Assistant Auditor General with the Government of Botswana for 5 years and as a World Bank Consultant to the Auditor General, Nepal for over one year.
Presently a visiting faculty with the National Institute of Financial Management (NIFM), Faridabad; he has earlier taught at the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University.
Has experience in working with the International Organisations having audited UNEP and also having worked with the IT Audit Committee of INTOSAI.
Has long experience in training; as a faculty member for 5 years at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, as Director, National Academy of Audit and Accounts, Shimla, as Director General, International Center for Information Systems and Audit, NOIDA and as Director, NIFM, Faridabad. He was invited by the Auditor General, Maldives to train their officers for a duration of two weeks.
Has been widely known as an expert in Information Technology Audit. He possess three certifications from ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association), Chicago; namely Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
He has contributed many articles in various professional journals.
He is the recipient of the prestigious “Visionary Leader Award” from ‘ET Now’ in 2013.
Shri D.J. Pandian Part-time Non-official (Independent) Director
Shri D.J. Pandian, IAS (1981) last worked as Chief Secretary to the Government of Gujarat
In a long and distinguished career spanning more than three decades he has held key positions at the International, Central and State levels of public administration
He also spearheaded several important Government Departments such as Energy & Petrochemicals, Finance and Economic Affairs, Industries and Mines as well as led several Joint sector / Government Companies as Chairman/ Managing Director and Executive Head from time to time
He has a very rich experience in the field of Public Administration, Policy Planning & Implementation, Setting up large scale infrastructure projects etc. He also held key position with the World Bank in Washington D.C, USA
Key infrastructure projects which were implemented under his leadership include setting up the Gujarat State Gas Grid, Establishing India’s largest City Gas Distribution Network, Implementing Gas based power projects, leading State Sector Company to success in Oil & Gas exploration and Gas Trading, Initiating work on Gujarat’s first state led LNG terminal etc.
He led GSPC Group of Companies including Gujarat State Petronet Limited (GSPL) as Managing Director for more than eight years (2001 to 2009). Under his tenure, GSPC Group grew manifold with revenues growing more than One Billion US$. GSPL implemented 2500 km long High Pressure Gas Transmission Network.
He is a visionary par excellence who has contributed immensely to the growth of the Energy and Infrastructure sector in the State of Gujarat, excelling in delivering projects
Acting as Secretary, Energy Deptt, he encouraged Public Private Participation model in power generation and further strengthened transmission and distribution networks. He also promoted Orchestrated development of smart grid and smart city solutions in the state of Gujarat.
Established Asia’s largest Solar Power Park at Charanka, Gujarat to make Gujarat as a leader of renewable Energy. Also, successfully executed first ever Rooftop Solar Power Scheme in Gandhinagar, through public private partnership - These success stories are now being replicated by other States across the country
Played a lead role in planning and organizing largest business summit ‘Vibrant Gujarat, 2015’ to showcase the strengths of Gujarat as an investment destination. The event was graced by several Prime Ministers, UN Secretary General, Secretary of State - US, Ministers from more than 20+ countries, Ambassadors and diplomats across the globe
Acting as Chief Secretary he put thrust on social sector development through higher budget provisions – 38% of the state budget spending on Healthcare and Education sectors
His passion for excellence led to development of Energy focused research institute Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI) and World class Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
Shri Sanjay Tandon Part-time Non-official (Independent) Director
BIRTH & FAMILY BACKGROUND:
Sanjay Tandon was born in 1963 at Amritsar in the highly cultured and religious Tandon family. The spirit of Patriotism was steeped into his character by the atmosphere in the house. His father, Sh. Balramji Dass Tandon, was a part of the freedom struggle and continues to work for social upliftment, and one of the founder members of the Jan Sangh.
Sanjay Tandon did his schooling at Amritsar.
After completing B. Com (Hons) from Panjab University, he became a Chartered Accountant in 1986 and a Cost Accountant in 1988.
In 1987, he got married to Priya, who is the daughter of late Justice Madan Mohan Punchhi, Former Chief Justice of India.
After completing his studies, Sanjay Tandon started practicing as a Chartered Accountant. After that he started the work of Share Broking, Commodity Broking and Insurance Broking. Presently he is also running a Call Centre in which about 4000 people are employed.
Member of the ‘Human Resource Development for IT/ITES’ in the Information and Communication Technology Corporation, Government of Punjab.
Member of the Committee to discharge the functions of the Board of Studies in Human Rights & Duties, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Director, State Bank of Hyderabad.
Director on theBoard of National Hydroelectric Power Corporation.
The couple Priya and Sanjay Tandon have together written a series of books called the ‘Sunrays’ series. Till date five books in the name and style of Sunrays for Sunday, Sunrays for Monday, Sunrays for Tuesday, Sunrays for Wednesday and Sunrays for Thursday have been published. The first 2 books i.e. Sunrays for Sunday and Sunrays for Monday, have been published in Hindi & Telugu too.
Sanjay Tandon has also written the Biography of his father titled, ‘Balramji Dass Tandon – Ek Prerak Charitra.’ This book was released on 17th August 2009 by former Deputy Prime Minister and the then Leader of Opposition, Sh. Lal Krishan Advaniji. The book release programme was presided over by the Chief Minister of Punjab Sh. Parkash Singh Badal and was attended by many other leaders of the National and State Fame.
He also sends a daily one-liner Inspirational thought and a weekly story to about 2500 people through e-mail and about 2500 through SMS. The same services are also offered through Mobile App now.
SERVICE TO THE SOCIETY:
Sanjay Tandon has always been a philanthropist. With the Inspiration of Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Sanjay has set up a charitable foundation called Competent Foundation, whose motto is ‘Help Ever, Hurt Never.’ This foundation is helping some poor patients for surgery and other medical treatment in PGI and other hospitals. A Langar (community feeding) for the poor, education for slum children and bi-annual blood donation camps are also some of the activities of this foundation.
Sanjay Tandon has visited USA, Canada, Switzerland, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Italy, Nepal and Qatar.
WAY OF THINKING:
He is a staunch believer in Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba and has faith in His teachings based on Human Values. He believes that a strong character is one of the important requisites to live a meaningful life.
Shri Rajesh Ranjan
Shri Rajesh Ranjan Chief Vigilance Officer
Name : Shri Rajesh Ranjan
Service: : Indian Police Service (1984 batch: Bihar cadre)
Qualification: : MA (English)
Shri Rajesh Ranjan has twenty eight years of experience in law enforcement which includes field policing and senior supervisory level postings in Bihar, a seven year tenure as SP and DIG in various units of the Central Bureau of Investigation at Delhi and a five year tenure as Assistant Director, Financial and High Tech Crime Sub Directorate at the Interpol General Secretariat, Lyon, France.
Shri Rajesh Ranjan is widely travelled, has lectured extensively and conducted numerous training sessions on behalf of Interpol, IMF, US Department of Treasury and the European Commission on financial investigations, money laundering and terrorism financing for audiences which include representatives from law enforcement, banking experts and Financial Intelligence Units based in Eastern Europe, China and South America.
Shri N. K. Nagpal
Shri N. K. Nagpal Company Secretary
Shri N. K. Nagpal, joined GAIL in 1985 in Finance &Accounts Department. He graduated from Shri Ram College of Commerce and holds masters degree in commerce. He is a member of Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India besides Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He also holds 2 years diploma in management from All India Management Association. He has wide experience in various fields in the oil and gas sector. He was instrumental in the launch of GDR programme leading to listing of GAIL at London and public offer by Govt of India.