GAIL’s CMD Manoj Jain gets additional charge of Director (Projects)

New Delhi: GAIL (India) Limited’s Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) Manoj Jain has been given additional charge of Director (Projects) of the company. According to an order from the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoPNG), Jain has been given the additional charge of the post of Director (Projects) for a period of three months with effect from May 22, to August 21, or until further orders whichever is earlier. This information has been shared by the GAIL (India) Limited during the regulatory filing to the stock exchange on Tuesday. On May 22 Ashutosh Karnatak, Director (Projects), GAIL, had resigned from his post at the PSU and has joined APTEL (Appellate Tribunal for Electricity) as Member.

Jain's education & background

Jain is a mechanical engineering graduate with an MBA in operations management. He joined GAIL as a Graduate Engineer Trainee in 1985 and rose through the ranks to his current position. He possesses rich and diverse experience encompassing more than 32 years with GAIL in the areas of projects, operations & management, pipeline integrity management and marketing. Prior to his elevation as Director (Business Development), he was serving as Executive Director (Marketing-Gas) in the same organisation. Prior to joining as CMD of GAIL, Jain was serving as Director (Business Development) in the same organisation.

Jain also spearheaded the installation and commissioning of the Rs 10,000 crore grassroots petrochemical complex at Lepetkata Assam, as Chief Operating Officer of Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL) which has been one of the fastest projects ever implemented in the North East of its size and magnitude. Earlier, Jain also worked in Operation & Maintenance at the Corporate Level for a number of years. Jain is currently, Chairman of Mahanagar Gas Limited and Konkan LNG Private Limited (KLPL). He is also Director on the Boards of Indraprastha Gas Limited & GAIL Global Singapore Pte. Limited. Jain also has held the Chairman of Central UP Gas Limited (CUGL).

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