New Delhi: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of ES Ranganathan as Director (Marketing) of GAIL (India) Limited on Friday. Currently, he is serving as Executive Director in the same Maharatna PSU. Earlier, he was also holding the additional charge of Managing Director of Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL). According to an order issued on June 19, Ranganathan has been appointed on the post of Director (Marketing) of GAIL for the period with effect from the date of his assumption of charge of the post on or after July 1, till the date of his superannuation i.e. May 31, 2023, or until further order whichever is earlier.
Earlier, PSU Watch had reported that Ranganathan was recommended for the post of Director (Marketing) of GAIL by a PESB panel on March 5. He was selected from the list of three candidates, who were interviewed by the selection panel. Currently, Gajendra Singh is holding the position in the organisation.
Career and background
Ranganathan is an engineering graduate (BTech in Instrumentation and Control Engineering) from NSS College of Engineering, Palakkad, Kerala. He has also completed an MBA in Marketing from IGNOU. Ranganathan was posted as Executive Director (Corporate O&M) in GAIL (India) Limited, where he has worked for over three decades and involved in the construction of Dahej-Vijaipur, Vijaipur-Dadri and Bawana Nangal Pipeline Projects.
GAIL (India) Limited
GAIL (India) Limited, formerly known as Gas Authority of India, is a Maharatna PSU under the administrative control of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. GAIL is the largest state-owned natural gas processing and distribution company in India. It is headquartered in New Delhi. The company has the following business segments: natural gas, liquid hydrocarbon, liquefied petroleum gas transmission, petrochemical, city gas distribution, exploration and production, GAILTEL and electricity generation.
(PSU Watch- India's Business News centre that places the spotlight on PSUs, Bureaucracy, Defence and Public Policy is now on Telegram. Join PSU Watch Channel in your Telegram and stay updated)