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Mr. Bhuwan Chandra Tripathi

Chairman

Mr. Bhuwan Chandra Tripathi, Chairman and Managing Director, GAIL (India) Limited has been appointed as Director on the Board and elected as Chairman of Mahanagar Gas Limited effective from November 29, 2018.

Mr. Tripathi is Chairman and Managing Director since August 01, 2009 and has been a member of the company’s Board of Directors since July 2007. Under his leadership and sustained efforts, GAIL ranks amongst the Top 10 international LNG portfolio players and also stands elevated to the stature of a ‘Maharatna’ public sector enterprise.

GAIL has strengthened its core businesses across natural gas midstream and downstream chains during the last decade by doubling gas transmission capacity, tripling petrochemicals marketable portfolio and has also forayed into newer game-changing opportunities by securing over 8.0 MTPA long-term LNG from diversified geographies, spread on multiple indexes for supporting India’s energy security. In sync with the LNG strategy, GAIL commissioned the beleaguered Dabhol Regas terminal as an owners’ engineer and expanded into chartering LNG ships for ensuring a complete play in the LNG trading cycle. In recognition to his pioneering initiatives for transforming GAIL into being a significant player in the international LNG and NG markets, Mr. Tripathi was awarded as “Best LNG Executive” at the 14th WC Summit, Paris.

A Mechanical Engineer from MNNIT, Allahabad, Mr. Bhuwan Chandra Tripathi has been leading multi-billion dollar infrastructure projects and ardently supporting the Government and stakeholders based on his 35 years of rich experience and consensus-based decision making approach in shaping energy policies and regulations for the natural gas value chain.

Mr. Satish Gavai

Director

Mr. Satish Gavai has been appointed as Director on the Board of Mahanagar Gas Limited with effect from July 31, 2018.

Mr. Satish Gavai graduated in Bachelor of Science (Physics) from University of Mumbai. He has done his Masters in Professional Studies from Cornell University, US. He belongs to 1984 batch of Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Maharashtra cadre. Mr. Gavai is presently the Additional Chief Secretary (Industries), Government of Maharashtra.

He has been constantly serving the State and the Country for more than 30 long years and has handled major profiles such as of Additional Chief Secretary - Environment department, Mumbai, Chief Executive Officer of Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC), Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA), Managing Director of MTDC, Additional Municipal Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai and many more.

Mr.  Satish Gavai has been constantly monitoring the Ease-of-Doing-Business initiative taken by the Government of Maharashtra with a motive of improving the ranking of Maharashtra in India.

Presently, Mr. Gavai is also holding the position of Director in other companies such as Maharashtra Urban Infrastructure Development Company Limited, Maharashtra Urban Infrastructure Fund Trustee Company Limited, Maharashtra Vikrikar Rokhe Pradhikaran Limited, Maharashtra Airport Development Company Limited, Maharashtra Information Technology Corporation Limited, Aurangabad Industrial Township Limited and SICOM Limited.

Mr. Trivikram Arun Ramanathan

Director

Mr. Trivikram Arun Ramanathan, BGAPH Nominee, has been appointed as Non Executive Director on the Board of Mahanagar Gas Limited w.e.f. May 10, 2019.

Mr. Trivikram is a General Management Shell Executive with a techno commercial background and business administration experience in a variety of commercial / deal making, operational / safety, dispute resolution, venture development and regulatory/advocacy roles spanning integrated gas & power, LNG, Upstream Exploration and Production spread across Middle­East, Europe / UK, Far-East and South Asia. In his current assignment into which he was appointed in 2018, he serves as a General Manager of Shell's upstream business in India and as Managing Director of BG Exploration and Production India Limited (a 100% subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell), an oil and gas producing subsidiary with a community of over 600 experienced professionals in Shell's Integrated Gas Business Portfolio.

Outside work, Mr. Trivikram is a Visiting Corporate Speaker at the Institute for Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge and at the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. He is also actively involved in mentoring the London start-up community in the energy and sustainability space and is a member of the Harvard Business School Angels Association of London. He has a passion for sports (tennis, swimming, and golf), enjoys playing the piano, astronomy and animal welfare and is a life member of Wolfson College at University of Cambridge.

Mr. Trivikram has an undergraduate engineering degree with First Class Honours from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, as a Nanyang Scholar; Masters from the University of Cambridge as a Gates Cambridge Scholar and was awarded the Sir Frederick Alfred Warren prize; holds an MBA in General Management with Distinction from Harvard Business School, USA and completed an Advanced Course in Renewable and Sustainable Energy from Massachusetts Institute for Technology, USA.

Mr. Arun Balakrishnan

Director

Mr. Arun Balakrishnan has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director.

Mr. Arun Balakrishnan, who retired as Chairman & Managing Director from Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) in July 2010, has over 37 years of experience. He has graduated in B.E. (Chemical) from the College of Engineering, Trichur, Kerala and holds a post graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, 1976. He has been presented the ‘Distinguished Alumniu Award 2008’ by the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

Mr. Arun Balakrishnan is also a Director on the Board of HPCL - Mittal Energy Limited, HPCL-Mittal Pipelines Limited, NCDEX e Markets Limited, Linde India Limited, and Rashtriya E Market Services Private Limited. In addition, Mr. Balakrishnan has also been appointed as Honorary Chairman of the Institute of Directors, Bangalore.

Mr. Santosh Kumar

Director

Mr. Santosh Kumar has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director.

Mr. Santosh Kumar, who retired as Director (Projects) from GAIL, is an Electrical Engineer from Motilal Nehru Engineering College, Allahabad (1970 batch). He has a total experience of more than thirty years in Fertilizers &  Telecom followed by a major part in Oil & Gas Industry in India, particularly rich and varied experience in the fields of Human Resource Development skills and later as Head of Project activities followed by appointment by President Of India as Director (Projects) on the Board of GAIL.

Mr. Santosh Kumar was Director (Projects) in GAIL from November 2006 to June 2009. During his tenure in GAIL, he was also the Chairman of Green Gas Limited, Lucknow and Maharashtra Natural Gas Ltd., Pune and Director on the Board of Central UP Gas Ltd., Kanpur, NATGAS, Egypt and GSEG and a Member of First Board of Directors, Ratnagiri Gas & Power Pvt. Ltd., Dabhol. Mr. Kumar was advisor with GSPL, Ahmedabad from September 2009 to August 2010.

Mr. Raj Kishore Tewari

Director

Mr. Raj Kishore Tewari has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director.

Mr. Raj Kishore Tewari has done his B.Sc (Hons) and M.Sc (Physics) from the University of Lucknow, M.Sc (fiscal studies) from the University of Bath, U.K. and LLB from the University of Mumbai.

Mr. Tewari was recruited officer of the Indian Revenue Service and has been a part of the Direct Taxes Administration since 1976. Mr. Tewari has expertise and wide experience of around 38 years in matters relating to direct taxes and has retired as a Member and Chairman of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). He has been actively involved in formulation, implementation and administration of Direct Taxes policy of the Government of India.

As a Member / Chairman of CBDT, Mr. Tewari has attended international seminars/conferences, i.e. Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA) seminar at Malta in October 2012; International Tax Dialogue (ITD) seminar at Marrakesh, Morocco in December 2013; and, Inter-American Centre of Tax Administration conference at Rio De Janeiro, Brazil in May 2014 and effectively projected India’s position. CIAT has now offered a Permanent Membership to India as against the present Associate Membership.

Mr. Raj Kishore Tewari is also a Director on the Board of Shipping Corporation of India Limited.

Mrs. Radhika Haribhakti

Director

Mrs. Radhika Haribhakti has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director.

Mrs. Radhika Haribhakti is an MBA in Finance from IIM, Ahmedabad. She is a commerce graduate from Gujarat University. Ms. Haribhakti has over 31 years of experience in Commercial and Investment Banking with Bank of America, JM Morgan Stanley and DSP Merrill Lynch. She has advised several large corporates and led their Equity and Debt fundraising in domestic as well as international capital markets. She now heads RH Financial, a boutique Advisory Firm focused on M&A and Private Equity.

She is a Director on the Board of Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited, EIH Associated Hotels Limited, ICRA Limited, Navin Fluorine International Limited and Rain Industries Limited and Designated Partner in Koss Medical Devices LLP.

Mrs. Haribhakti has also been closely involved with issues of women empowerment, financial inclusion and CSR and has served on Boards of non-profits for over 18 years, including 12 years as Chairperson. She is the former Chair of Friends of Women's World Banking (FWWB) and Swadhaar Finances, both non-profits engaged in providing financial solutions to women in economically disadvantaged communities. She has served on the National Jury and Governing Council of Citigroup Micro Enterprise Award and also on CII's National Committee on Women Empowerment.

Mr. Premesh Kumar Jain

Director

Mr. Premesh Kumar Jain has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director effective from April 09, 2018.

Mr. Premesh Kumar Jain, former Director (Finance) GAIL has over 6 years Board level experience in GAIL and its various Domestic and International subsidiary companies like GAIL Global (Singapore) Pte. Ltd, GAIL Gas Ltd, BCPL, China gas Ltd and GAIL China Gas Global Energy Holding Ltd. He also served as Chairman / member of various committees of the Board, PF Trust, Pension Trust, Gratuity Fund Trust of the company.

A Chartered Accountant and MBA (University of Hull, UK), he has nearly 35 years of experience in Oil and Gas sector in the areas of Forex Risk Management and implementation of Hedging Policy, Capital Budgeting, Corporate Budgets, Corporate Accounts, Contract Management, Finalisation of Long term LNG and Gas agreements, Liquification and Regasification Terminal Service Agreements, Shareholder Agreements and Joint Venture Agreements etc. He also has the credit of interacting with PNGRB for various issues like tariffs finalization of various pipelines, raising / resolution of the issues with PNGRB / APTEL, participation in bidding process of natural gas pipeline and CGD for various cities through GAIL, its subsidiary, JVs etc.

Mr. Sanjib Datta

Managing Director

Mr. Sanjib Datta has been appointed as Managing Director on the Board of Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL) with effect from May 30, 2018.

Before joining MGL, Mr. Datta has been heading the Business Development functions in GAIL (India) Limited as an Executive Director.

He has 32+ years of experience in handling multifarious assignments in the natural gas sector covering diverse functions like, Business Development, Marketing, Project Development and Construction as well as Operation & Maintenance of Pipelines and LNG Terminal.

His assignments in GAIL covered Merger & Acquisition initiatives as well as steering of Globalization and Diversification efforts. He steered GAIL to its successful participation in a shale gas asset in USA and also headed the team instrumental in finalizing the gas supplies and tolling service agreements pertaining to the LNG liquefaction project at Cove Point. Mr. Sanjib Datta also handled GAIL’s initiatives to import of gas into India through the TAPI pipeline apart from overseeing GAIL’s investments in China, Egypt and Myanmar in the areas of city gas distribution and cross country pipeline.

In India, Mr. Sanjib Datta has led GAIL’s forays into the solar business and has also steered GAIL’s initiatives in diverse areas, like, floating LNG regasification terminals, LNG shipping, gas based power generation, petrochemicals and specialty chemicals etc. As a Project Manager, he had handled GAIL’s participation in the restructuring and revival of the Dabhol Project after departure of Enron.

Mr. Datta has rich board level experience and has served on the Boards of GAIL Global (USA) Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of GAIL through which GAIL is channelizing its business initiatives in E&P and LNG sourcing in USA and also on those of South East Asia Gas Pipeline Company, TAPI Pipeline Company Limited, National Gas Company Limited and Fayum Gas Limited. Besides, he has also been GAIL’s nominee Director on the Board of ONGC Petro-additions Limited.

Mr. Sanjib Datta holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata.

Mr. Deepak Sawant

Deputy Managing Director

Mr. Deepak Sawant has been appointed as Deputy Managing Director on the Board of Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL) with effect from May 09, 2019.

Mr. Deepak Sawant is a Mechanical Engineer having experience with in-depth knowledge in chemical and hydrocarbon sector. He has joined GAIL (India) Limited in the year 1991. During his tenure, he has been involved in various Projects including LPG recovery plant and LPG transportation pipelines. He has wide experience in City Gas Distribution. He was with Mahanagar Gas limited, Mumbai, from the year 1997-2000 during the initial built up period of MGL. He has worked in PNGRB (The Oil and Gas Regulator) from 2007-2013 and was one of the team members for making of CGD and NG Pipeline regulations.

Before joining MGL as Deputy Managing Director, Mr. Sawant has been with GAIL Gas Limited and handling 6 Geographical areas directly including Bengaluru and 6 Geographical areas with JV partners. He was also a pioneer in 9th and 10th bidding round which could get GAIL Gas total 11 new Geographical areas directly and 2 new GA thru JV.

He has total rich experience of 28 years in Gas business which includes overseas assignment in Myanmar for exploration and production of Natural Gas. He is also holding Board of Director's position in various Joint Venture Companies including Haridwar Natural Gas Private Limited, Goa Natural Gas Private Limited and as Managing Director in Kerala GAIL Gas Limited.

Mr. Jainendar Kumar Jain

Director

Mr. Jainendar Kumar Jain has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director.

Mr. Jain, who is an Ex-Director (Finance) of GAIL, is a Chartered Accountant and fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has total experience of thirty two years in various Organizations in different capacities in Finance function. Mr. Jain was Director (Finance) in GAIL from 1996 to 2005. He was GAIL Nominee Director on the Board of Mahanagar Gas Limited from January 1998 to August 2003. He has been on the Board of Indraprastha Gas Limited besides various other companies in the past.

Currently, Mr. J.K. Jain is a Director on the Board of M/s. Jamna Auto Industries Limited. Mr. J.K. Jain has extensive experience in the areas of Finance, Investment, Funding, Compliance, Corporate Governance, Risk Management etc.

Mr. Sunil M Ranade

Chief Financial Officer, SMG Member

Mr. Sunil M Ranade, aged 56 years, is the Chief Financial Officer of our Company. He joined our Company on March 01, 1996. He holds a Bachelor's degree in commerce from the University of Bombay.

He is the associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and also a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. At our Company, he is the functional head of Finance and Accounts Group and manages finance, accounting and forecasting in achieving financial and strategic objectives of the Company. Prior to joining our Company, he was the Finance Manager and Company Secretary with Wander Limited. He has also worked with Herdillia Polymers Limited, National Peroxide Limited, Goodlass Nerolac Paints Limited and Ashok Organic Industries Limited.

Mr. Rajesh P Wagle

Senior Vice President – Marketing

Mr. Rajesh P Wagle, aged 52 years, is the Head-Commercial of our Company. He joined our Company on July 22, 2002. He holds a Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology at Mumbai. He also holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. At our Company, he is the Functional Head of the Commercial, Business Development and Marketing Groups. Prior to joining our Company, he has worked with Quantum Information Systems Limited, Enron India Private Limited and GAIL.

Mr. Srinivasan Murali

Senior Vice President – Operation and Maintenance

Mr. Srinivasan Murali, aged 54, is the Head, Operations and Maintenance of our Company. He joined our Company on October 3, 2002. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Technology and Mechanical Engineering from Banaras Hindu University. He also holds a Diploma and an Advanced Diploma in Management, and Diploma in Financial Management from Indira Gandhi National Open University. At our Company, he is the Functional Head of Operations, Maintenance and Metering Departments and is responsible for providing leadership management and direction for all activities related to operating and maintaining our Company's assets safely and with maximum uptime. Prior to joining our Company, he has worked with Bilt Chemicals Limited, Cabot India Limited, Cement Corporation of India Limited and Indian Aluminium Company Limited.

Mr. T L Sharnagat

Vice President – Contract & Procurement

Mr. T L Sharnagat, aged 49, is Head - Contracts, Procurement, Inventory Management & Stores Management of our Company. He joined our company during May 2008. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Government College of Engineering Jabalpur. He also holds MBA degree in Marketing Management. He is Certified Professional in Supply Chain Management (CPSM) from ISM USA. He possesses Diploma in Exports Management. He is responsible for providing leadership, management and direction for all Supply Chain, Inventory and Procurement activities for the organization. Mr. Sharnagat has more than 26+ years of experience in Purchasing, Contracts, Imports, Inventory Management which includes multi-domain expertise like SAP implementation. Prior to joining us, he was working with organizations like L&T and GAIL (India) Limited.

Mr. Chakrapani Atmakur

Vice President - Human Resources & Corporate Communication - SMG

Mr. Chakrapani Atmakur, aged 52, is Vice President – Human Resources & Corporate Communication of our Company. He joined our Company in January 2019. He is an MBA in HR from SK University, Anantapur, AP. He is Function Head of Human Resources responsible for guiding, managing and providing strategy on people function for the organization. Mr. Chakrapani has rich experience of over 28 years in entire gamut of HR. Prior to joining us, he was working with organizations like SI Group(I) Pvt Ltd, Owens Corning (I) Ltd and M/s Indian Petrochemicals Corporation.