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29 MAY 2015
Dr. Ashutosh Karnatak appointed as Chairman - Mahanagar Gas Limited

Dr. Ashutosh Karnatak, Director (Projects), GAIL (India) Ltd has been appointed as Chairman-Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL), Mumbai from 28th May 2015.

Dr. Karnatak has also served as Executive Director (Projects) in GAIL and still continues as a part time Director in GAIL Gas Limited. During his rich career span of over 30 years in gas industry, he has successfully managed execution of diverse mega projects such as construction of cross country trunk pipelines including Dabhol-Bangalore , Dahej-Uran, R-LNG terminal at Dabhol, Petrochemical Plants at Vijaipur and Pata, LPG Gas Processing Plant at Gandhar etc., besides spearheading wind and solar energy projects. He has been instrumental in conceptualizing & implementing India’s first CNG Network in Mumbai and was the brain behind the 1st CNG Car Rally at Mumbai.

Dr. Karnatak with a doctorate from University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun , M. Tech from IIT Delhi and an MBA (Finance) is presently pursuing Post-Doctorate in Business Administration on ‘Organizational Maturity in Project Management’.

Dr. Karnatak is a member of Education & Training Board of International Project Management Association (IPMA), Switzerland, part of the ‘International Technical Working Group’ constituted for implementation of ‘Turkmenistan – Afghanistan - Pakistan - India (TAPI) Pipeline’ and is also presently holding the position of ‘Industrial Member’ in CBSE Committee involved in introducing ‘Project Management’ as a subject in Secondary School Academics. He is a multi-talented personality and has also developed various innovative techniques in Project Management & Employee Engagement.

He has authored books on Oil and Gas Sector such as Asian Gas Grid - A critical analysis of its feasibility, Project Management of Hydrocarbon Pipelines - A Journey as well as on Self-Development such as Yes! You Can, Words Have Power. He is the proponent of the movement called PI-CI-PI (“Positive India - Competent India – Projectized India”). He has developed an innovative Project Monitoring and Controlling technique called ‘Arjuna – (MC4E2)ec’ and Competency building model. Besides this, he has avid interest in astrology and is engaged in a number of social and developmental initiatives.

Under the leadership of Dr. Karnatak, MGL will definitely benefit with his vast experience and expertise in Gas Sector.

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