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 Prabhat Singh
Shri S. Venkatraman
Director (Business Development)
Shri P.K. Jain
Shri M. Ravindran
Dr. Ashutosh Karnatak
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.
Shri Prabhat Singh
Shri Prabhat Singh, has taken over as Director (Marketing) of GAIL (India) Limited. Shri Singh is a Civil Engineer having graduated from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and has around 29 years of experience of working in the Hydrocarbon Industry both in MNC and Public Sector Navratna PSUs at prominent positions.
Prior to joining GAIL as Director (Marketing), Shri Singh headed the Upstream Business Development and the Strategy Divisions in British Gas since April 2006.
During his earlier stint in GAIL, he headed GAIL's Exploration and Production Department as General Manager. He made a major contribution in the execution of world's longest exclusive LPG pipeline project from Jamnagar to Loni. The project was recognized by the Asian Development Bank as the "Best Managed Project" of the year. He was also instrumental in ushering in of the "Open Access Common Carrier Principle" in India which brought in a paradigm shift and contributed manifold in transitioning the pipeline transportation industry of the country into the matured industry that it is today. Shri Prabhat Singh also led "Project Parivartan" in GAIL - a highly human oriented change management initiative which put "people at the heart of corporate purpose" to address the changing business environment.
Before joining GAIL (India) Limited and serving the company for almost 20 years, Shri Singh had also served EIL and NTPC.
Shri S. Venkatraman
Director (Business Development)
Shri S. Venkatraman is in charge of GAIL's Business Development, Project Development, Petrochemical operations, Exploration & Production and global ventures of the Company.
He joined GAIL as Manager in December 1990 and served at various levels across different departments including Business Development, Marketing and Projects. Prior to his assignment as Executive Director (BD), he was incharge of Marketing for various products of GAIL including natural gas, petrochemicals, liquid hydrocarbons and telecom bandwidth at Ahmedabad Zonal Office. He also headed the Petrochemicals Marketing Department at Corporate Office as General Manager (Marketing). He was part of the core team that worked on the development and implementation of GAIL's first gas based petrochemical complex right from its conceptualisation to commissioning.
Shri S. Venkatraman has done B.Sc. (Physics) from University of Madras, Madras in 1973. In 1976, he completed Diploma in Instrumentation from Madras Institute of Technology, Madras and thereafter Diploma in Management from All India Management Association, New Delhi in 1989. He started his career in 1976 with Instrumentation Ltd., Kota and worked there at various levels till December 1990.
Shri P.K. Jain
Shri P.K. Jain is a Chartered Accountant and an MBA in Finance from the University of HULL, United Kingdom, Shri Jain has an experience of over 33 years in Finance and Accounts and worked as Executive Director (Internal Audit) before joining as Director (Finance).
Shri Jain has wide exposure and expertise in the area of financial and treasury management and was involved in restructuring of loan portfolio, raising funds at competitive rates through various sources including bonds (domestic/International),ECB, ECA, Term Loans to have the optimal cost of capital. He also has a rich experience in the area of project evaluation, financial appraisal of projects and headed finance team during execution of major projects of GAIL like pipelines, petrochemicals, E&P, Pricing, Tariff Determination, Risk Management and Internal audit. He has extensively travelled internationally and has represented the company in different road shows for IPO/Disinvestment.
In GAIL, Shri P K Jain has been involved in various specialized areas including mergers and acquisitions with due-diligence exercises of overseas ventures, finalization of LNG Purchase agreement from Ras Gas, Qatar for Petronet LNG Ltd.(Joint Venture of GAIL), Farm-in of two overseas E&P blocks, business model of petrochemical business, etc.
He joined GAIL in 1986 in the early stages of the company and has immensely contributed to the growth of the company. Before joining GAIL, Sh. P K Jain had served in various capacities in different companies like ONGC Ltd. and Union Bank of India. Shri Jain is also on the Board of GAIL’s 100% subsidiary GAIL Gas Ltd. as Part-Time Director.
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 Rajive Kumar
Shri P.K. Singh
Shri Rajive Kumar Part Time Directors (Government Nominees)
Shri Rajive Kumar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas belongs to the 1981 batch of IAS Uttar Pradesh cadre. He holds a post graduate degree in Physics as well as a Masters degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Harvard.
Shri Rajive Kumar has handled several key assignments in the State including Urban and Rural Development, Personnal, District Administrative and a long stint in the Industrial Development Sector serving as Chief Executive Officer in several State PSUs.
He has also held important position in Government of India; as Joint/Additional Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat and as Joint Secretary in the Department of Economic affairs, Ministry of Finance.
Shri P.K. Singh Part Time Directors (Government Nominees)
Shri P.K. Singh is an IAS from Manipur-Tripura cadre (1993). He has done B.Tech, Electrical from IIT, Delhi and Masters in Public Policy and Sustainable Development from TERI.
During his career spanning over two decades, he has held various positions in state of Manipur and Tripura at District Level as well as State Secretariat level. As Dy. Secretary, in the Ministry of Steel, he was in-charge for Policy, WTO Matters, allocation of resources and steel development. He was also the Director (Refinery) and Director (Supply and Pricing) in Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. Presently, he is Joint Secretary (International Cooperation and Gas), Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India.
Smt. Shyamala Gopinath
Dr. A. K. Khandelwal
Smt. Shyamala Gopinath Part Time Directors (Government Nominees)
Smt. Shyamala Gopinath superannuated from RBI as deputy governor. She has wide experience of more than 39 years in financial sector and policy formulation in different capacities at RBI. She has served as member of the Board for Financial Supervision, the Board for Payment & Settlement Systems and member of the sub-committee of Financial Stability and Development Council. She has also served as member/Chairman of Technical Advisory Committees of RBI on monetary Policy and Financial Markets. As Deputy Governor for nearly seven years and member of the Board, she had been guiding and influencing national policies in the diverse areas of financial sector regulation and & supervision, development & regulation of financial markets; capital account management; management of government borrowings;forex reserves management; RBI accounts; payment & settlement systems.
Smt. Gopinath worked in Monetary Affairs and Exchange Department of IMF for two years. She represented the Reserve Bank on the Financial Stability Board and represented India at G20. She has served on the Board of State Bank of India,National Housing Bank and Export-Import Bank of India.
Dr. A. K. Khandelwal Part Time Directors (Government Nominees)
Dr. Anil K Khandelwal is a former Chairman and Managing Director of Bank of Baroda and also Dena Bank. He is currently the Chairperson of Center for Microfinance, promoted by Sir Ratan Tata Trust. He is recently appointed as Chairperson on Advisory group on HRD by Ministry of Finance, Government of India. Earlier he headed the high power group appointed by Government of India for HRD for Public Sector Banks and submitted the report, what is popularly known as ‘Khandelwal Committee Report’.
Dr. Khandelwal has an excellent academic record. He is BE in Chemical Engineering, MBA (1st Rank), LLB and PhD in Management. Besides this, he holds Post-graduate diploma in Training & Development and also Post-graduate Diploma in Labour laws & Labour welfare. Dr. Khandelwal has held numerous important positions such as President - Indian Institute Banking & Finance, Deputy Chairman - Indian Banks association and Member of various expert committees. He is also a popular leadership trainer. He is Chairman of Anugyan Consulting Pvt. Ltd. – A management consulting firm for strategy, branding leadership training, coaching and HR transformation.
Besides being a successful banker, Dr. Khandelwal’s major contribution has been in the field of Human Resource Development. He authored the first book” HRD in Banks” way back in 1987 and was appointed UNDP consultant to Banking Commission, Government of Tanzania. He also worked for a short period as visiting professor on leadership at Asian Institute of Management, Manila, Philippines. Throughout his banking career he has focused on change and transformation.
Dr. Khandelwal is a multi-awarded banker and HR professional invited all over the world. He is the recipient of several honours and accolades such as Asian Banker Lifetime Achievement Award in Financial Services by Asian Banker, Singapore, Ranked among the best 10 marketers of the country by Business Today (Oct 2007); Best HR Chief award from NHRD, India; Listed as “100 Most Powerful CEOs in India” by the Economic Times for 3 consecutive years.
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.