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BRIEF PROFILE

Shri Pankaj Jain
Shri Pankaj Jain
Shri Pankaj Jain is an IAS Officer of 1990 batch (Assam Meghalaya) cadre. Shri Pankaj Jain is Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas


Shri Akshay Kumar Singh
Shri Akshay Kumar Singh
Shri Akshay Kumar Singh is a veteran of the Oil and Gas industry in India. His career spanning 35 years has wide-ranging experiences across design, engineering, planning, execution and O&M of complex pipeline systems and process plants. He has an unblemished track record of delivering challenging, complex and large sized transnational as well as cross-country pipeline projects of national importance.

Prior to joining Petronet LNG Limited, he was Director - Pipelines in Indian Oil Corporation Limited. Under his leadership, India's first transnational multiproduct hydrocarbon pipeline from India to Nepal (Motihari to Amlekhganj) was completed 8 months before schedule and was appreciated by Hon'ble Prime Ministers of both countries. He also set up the infrastructure (for IOCL) to execute City Gas Distribution projects in 17 Geographical Areas, at an estimated capex of INR 13,873 Crores.

Before joining Indian Oil, Mr. Singh served as Executive Director in GAIL India Limited. In a career journey of over 30 years, he worked across project development, project execution, corporate HSE, R&D and Risk Management. He ensured the completion of the 1000 kms Dhabol - Bengaluru (DBPL) and 700 kms Dahej - Uran / Dhabol - Panvel (DUPL/DPPL) Natural Gas Pipelines in record time of 15 and 11 months, respectively, which was appreciated by the State and Central Governments. He also led a team that derived the formulation of a unified pool tariff model for transportation of Natural Gas across the country, for submission to PNGRB. From 1996 - 2002, he was instrumental in developing Mumbai's City Gas Distribution infrastructure, while working for Mahanagar Gas Limited. In 2015, he was tasked to lead a team that identified opportunities to maximise GAIL's annual profitability, and that continues to deliver substantial impact.

Mr. Singh has also played a pivotal role in the formation, execution and roll-out of key joint-ventures to develop hydrocarbon pipeline networks of national importance; (i) Indradhanush Gas Grid Limited (IGGL), having equity participation of 20% each by IOCL, GAIL, ONGC, NRL and Oil India Ltd, for execution of 9250 kms long natural gas pipeline connecting all state capitals of 8 North East states, having capex of INR 9265 Crores; (ii) IHB Limited, a consortium of IOCL (50%), BPCL (25%) and HPCL (25%) for execution of one of world's longest LPG pipeline (2800 kms) namely Kandla-Gorakhpur (KGPL) having capex of INR 10,888 Crores. He also served as Chairman of IHB Limited and as Director at Talcher Fertilizers Limited as well as Andhra Pradesh Gas Distribution Corporation Ltd.

Mr. Singh is a Mechanical Engineer from MIT, Muzaffarpur and Post Graduate in Turbo Machinery from South Gujarat University.



Shri Vinod Kumar Mishra
Shri Vinod Kumar Mishra
Shri Vinod Kumar Mishra, assumed the charge of Director (Finance) at Petronet LNG Limited (PLL), New Delhi, in forenoon on 18th April 2018. Prior to joining PLL, he was Chief General Manager (Finance) at GAIL (India) Limited; possesses vast experience in financial management, corporate finance, Treasury Management etc. He also held the position of Director in GAIL Global USA,INC, Houston(USA), a wholly subsidiary company of GAIL(India) Limited.

Shri. Mishra is Chartered Accountant by profession. He also holds a degree in MBA (Finance) and Law. Shri. Mishra possesses a rich experience of about 3 decades in the areas of corporate finance, Direct and Indirect taxes, treasury Management, etc.



Shri Pramod Narang
Shri Pramod Narang
Shri Pramod Narang is 1984 batch Mechanical Engineer from Karnataka Regional Engineering College (KREC), Surathkal (now NIT, Surathkal). He joined the Pipelines Division of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. in 1985 as a Graduate Engineer Trainee, thereafter rising to the rank of Executive Director in the company.

With over 35 years‚ experience in oil and gas industry, Shri Narang has made immense contributions in various fields like design, detailed engineering and execution of cross-country oil and gas pipeline projects, Operation & Maintenance, Corporate Planning functions, Projects Monitoring, Purchase & Contracts, etc. Construction of large crude oil and petroleum products storage tank farms at Vadinar (Gujarat), Panipat and Paradip; construction of 1300 km Kandla-Bhatinda pipeline, Koyali-Sidhpur products pipeline, Paradip-Haldia crude pipeline, Jaipur-Panipat naphtha pipeline are some of the major projects of national importance, handled by him and completed within schedule. He also played a central role in execution and commissioning of India‚s first trans-national petroleum products pipeline from Motihari in Bihar to Amlekhganj in Nepal, with an objective of accomplishing uninterrupted supply of High Speed Diesel and Motor Spirit to one of the most important neighbours of the country. This project was also completed in a record time.

During 2019-20, as head of Materials & Contracts function, he steered his team in placing highest-ever works and purchase awards along with achieving a record reduction in the lead time. These contributions played a vital role in strengthening the projects‚ value chain and had a far-reaching impact on overall projects execution.



Shri Arun Kumar Singh
Shri Arun Kumar Singh
Shri Arun Kumar Singh is a Mechanical Engineer with first rank from National Institute of Technology, Patna (Formerly BCE, Patna). Shri Arun Kumar Singh has headed various positions in BPCL in Retail, LPG, Pipelines, Supply Chain Optimization etc., before becoming Director (Marketing), BPCL. He has also held position of President (Africa & Australasia) in Bharat Petro Resources Ltd, a wholly owned Subsidiary of BPCL. He is also a Director on the Board of Bharat Gas Resources Ltd, wholly owned Subsidiary of BPCL.


Shri Shrikant Madhav Vaidya
Shri Shrikant Madhav Vaidya
Shri S. M. Vaidya, a Chemical Engineer from the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela has over 34 years of extensive experience in refining and petrochemicals operations. He has had a decade-long association with India's largest cracker plant - the Panipat Naphtha Cracker Complex, a major driver of Indian Oil's petrochemicals business right from the drawing board stage. He is among the select technocrats in the Indian oil & gas industry who are proficient in all facets of refinery-petrochemicals integration, desirable for the sustainability of the oil & gas industry in the long-term. As Director (Refineries) he steered the timely rollout of BS-VI grade auto fuels across the country, commenced supply of IMO-compliant bunker fuel (0.5% Sulphur) and a special winter-grade diesel for the high-altitude regions of the Himalayas, and expanded the Company's green energy offerings with projects related to bio-fuels and 2G/3G ethanol-blended fuels at its refineries. Shri Vaidya is also a Non-Executive Chairman on the Board of Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (a Subsidiary of Indian Oil), Ratnagiri Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd. and Indian Oiltanking Ltd. (both Joint Venture Companies).


Shri Manoj Jain
Shri Manoj Jain
Shri. Manoj Jain, a Mechanical Engineering Graduate and MBA in Operations Management possesses rich and diverse experience encompassing more than 34 years with GAIL (India) Ltd. in the areas of Business Development, Projects, O&M, Petrochemicals, Pipeline Integrity Management and Marketing which has allowed him to gain insight and knowledge across multiple business units and functional areas. As Chairman and Managing Director of GAIL (India) Limited, Shri Manoj Jain is also currently Chairman of GAIL GLOBAL (USA) Inc. (GGUI), GAIL GLOBAL (USA) LNG LLC (GGULL) GAIL Gas Limited (GGL), Brahmaputra Cracker & Polymer Limited (BCPL) , Konkan LNG. Ltd (KL), Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL) and Director in Petronet LNG Limited (PLL),in his previous stint as Director(BD), he was responsible for building GAIL's Business Portfolio in India and abroad, Merger and Acquisition, Petrochemical O&M and Expansion, Exploration & Production, R&D, Start–Up, Health Safety & Environment management, Quality Management, Project Development including feasibility study and investment approval for new pipelines, process plants, renewables etc.

Shri. Manoj Jain was responsible for Gas Marketing activities in his role as Executive Director (Marketing-Gas). He also spearheaded the installation and commissioning of the USD 1.4 Billion grassroots Petrochemical complex, as Chief Operating Officer of Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Ltd, (BCPL).

Earlier, Shri Jain worked in Operation & Maintenance at the Corporate Level for a number of years and his experience includes managing logistics of Gas Business with a perspective of Operation and Management of all pipelines of company and in the process played a significant role in establishing the National Gas Management Centre (NGMC) and systems and procedures for transmission and marketing of comingled gases.



Dr. Alka Mittal
Dr. Alka Mittal
Dr. Alka Mittal, Director (HR) has assumed the additional charge of Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) with effect from 1st January 2022. With taking over the charge of CMD of ONGC, Dr. Mittal has become the first woman to head one of India’s most valuable oil & gas public sector enterprises. Dr. Alka Mittal is also the Chairman of ONGC Group of Companies having dominance in E&P sector and significant presence in refining, petrochemicals, power and renewables.

Dr. Mittal is an industry veteran bringing with her an extremely rich professional experience spanning over three and a half decades. She joined ONGC in 1985 as a Graduate Trainee and has over the years risen in the hierarchy serving in different capacities and has also held key positions in ONGC, including Chief-Skill Development Centers, Head-Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) & Head-Corporate Communications.

Dr. Mittal has made rich contributions in various professional forums and bodies. She has been on the Boards of ONGC Mangalore Petrochemicals Limited (OMPL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL). Dr. Mittal has also been on the Boards of IIM Tiruchirappalli, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT), Amethi and National HRD Network. Dr. Mittal is an Executive Committee member of NIPM (National Institute of Personnel Management), and has been the President of Forum for Women in Public Sector (WIPs), Northern Region and Head of the Women Development Forum of ONGC. Dr. Mittal is also a member of the Governing Council and acting as the CEO of Hydrocarbon Sector Skill Council (HSSC), under the aegis of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Govt. of India.

Towards making ONGC one of the best companies to work for and a future-ready organization, Dr. Mittal has always advocated the best-in-class HR Management practices, striving to foster the philosophy of an equal opportunity employer. In recognition of Dr. Mittal’s immense contributions towards creating an inclusive workplace ecosystem within ONGC, she has been conferred with Silver Stevie Award in the category of Woman of the Year at International Business Awards 2021. Dr. Mittal has steered ONGC towards becoming one of the top public sector companies in the area of CSR and has helped supporting social infrastructure as well as building sustainable communities within the country.

Dr. Mittal is also the President of Global Compact Network India (GCNI), the Indian Local Network of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) which provides a robust platform for Indian businesses, Academic Institutions and Civil Society organizations for embracing the Universal Ten Principles of Global Compact Network and facilitate in taking forward the UN Agenda on sustainability through balancing the three dimensions of sustainable development, i.e. economic, social and environmental.

Dr. Alka Mittal is a post graduate in Economics, MBA (HRM) and a Doctorate in Commerce and Business Studies in the specialized area of Corporate Governance.



Shri Sanjeev Kumar
Shri Sanjeev Kumar
Shri Sanjeev Kumar has done B. Tech (Hons.) from I.I.T. Kharagpur and Masters in Public Affairs from Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, USA. He has very rich knowledge and wide experience of working in various Government Departments and Public Sector Undertaking. He has held distinguished positions in Government of Gujarat including Collector Kheda & Gandhinagar. He has vast experience in Finance Department wherein he has served as Addl. Secretary (Budget), Secretary (Expenditure) and Secretary (Economic Affairs). He was Managing Director of Gujarat State Investment Limited. He has also served as Director on the Board of various Companies including Gujarat State Financial Services Ltd, Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation, Gujarat State Electricity Corporation, Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation, Gujarat Urban Development Company Limited, Gujarat State Transport Corporation Ltd, Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board, Diamond Research and Mercantile City Ltd, Urban Ring Development Corporation Ltd, Dholera Industrial City Development Ltd.

He is presently Managing Director of Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation Limited and Jt. Managing Director of Gujarat State Petronet Limited.


Shri Sidhartha Pradhan
Shri Sidhartha Pradhan
Mr. Sidhartha Pradhan joined Indian Revenue Service in 1977 batch. In his last assignment, he has worked as Member of the High Level Committee (HLC), appointed by the Finance Minister, to interact with Trade and Industry on Tax Laws. Prior to that, he was posted as Vice-Chairman, Income Tax Settlement Commission, Additional Bench-1, New Delhi from 22nd June, 2012 till 11th June 2014. His previous posting in Central Government was as Additional Secretary, Department of Disinvestment in the Ministry of Finance.

He has worked in various capacities, both in Central Government and Government of Orissa. Worked as Additional Commissioner and Commissioner, Income Tax (Central), Delhi. He also worked as Secretary, Public Enterprises, Government of Orissa from 1995-2000 and as Special Secretary (Commerce), Government of Orissa. He was nominated as a Member of the Task Force constituted by Government of Orissa for restructuring the Power Sector in 1992. He was deeply involved in various Committees constituted in this regard for restructuring the Orissa State Electricity Board.

He did his Senior Cambridge at Stewart School Cuttack; B.A. (Pol Science) from Ravenshaw College Cuttack; M.A. (Pol. Science) from JNU, New Delhi, M. Phil from JNU; LLB from Utkal University and MBA from University of HULL, England.



Ambassador Bhaswati Mukherjee
Ambassador Bhaswati Mukherjee
Ambassador Bhaswati Mukherjee (DIN: 07173244), aged 68 years, is a post graduate (First Class) in History from Delhi University and has a Degree (Superior) in French History and Civilization from Sorbonne University, France. Ms. Mukherjee joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1976 and was India's Ambassaor to UNESCO, Paris, and India's Ambassador to the Netherlands, The Hague from 2010 to 2013.

Ms. Mukherjee has worked successfully on Indentured Labour Route Project for UNESCO and Government of Mauritius. Her Book on 'India and EU: an Insider View' commissioned by Indian Council of World Affairs, a leading Indian think tank and published in August 18 is a best seller.

Her latest book, 'Bengal and its Partition: an Inside Story' published by Rupa and released in March 21, is a global best seller.

She completed FICCI's course on 'Woman and Corporate Governance'. She successfully cleared with distinction Ministry of Corporate Affairs online proficiency test for Independent Directors in October 2020.

Besides, this she has also written many other books and have published over 100 articles, columns reports and monographs in leading national and international publications. She was a Senior Expert Consultant to DFID.

A natural orator, Ms. Mukherjee is a political Commentator on TV on Indian Culture and Civilization, the India EU relationship, Brexit, India's interests in the Indo Pacific, the Chemical Weapons regime, nuclear issues and the changing contours of India's Foreign Policy.

Ms. Mukherjee has participated in briefings, seminars, round tables on questions relating to India and the EU, India and its neighbours, the United Nations Human Rights Programme, the human rights of women and the girl child as well as issues relating to UNESCO's areas of competence, particularly in Education and Culture.

Ms. Mukherjee lectures at Sushma Swaraj Foreign Service Institute and different Universities in India and abroad. She is presently a senior consultant to MGIEP, UNESCO and an Independent Director on the Board of Jindal Stainless Limited, JK Lakshmi Cement Limited and Udaipur Cement Works Limited.



Shri Sanjeev Mitla
Shri Sanjeev Mitla
Shri Sanjeev Mitla, 56 years old, is a Chartered Accountant by profession having rich entrepreneurial experience of more than 34 years in Strategic Planning & Management, Financial Planning & Control, Budgeting, Accounts, Auditing, Taxation, Legal & Secretarial Functions and MIS. He also holds Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (B.Com. Hons.) from Hindu College, Delhi University in 1986.

He is a managing partner of M/s Sharma Goel & Co. LLP and founder promoter of M/s SGC Services Pvt. Ltd., a leading payroll services provider in the country specializing in handling of payroll services, compliances, Retiral Trust Management.

In his vast professional lifespan of over 34 years, he has accumulated extensive experience in almost all field of professional services and industrial sectors with a diverse portfolio of clients. He is having vast knowledge and experience in external and internal audit & systems as well as insurance, banking, manufacturing & social service sector. He is expertise in analysing existing systems and procedures, preparing business continuity plans, designing internal control systems and facilitate effective decision-making. He is also a keen planner, strategist & implementer with demonstrated abilities in managing entire financial operations along with auditing & taxation related matters. He has successfully conducted various Central Statutory audits of major Public Sector Corporations & Public Sector Banks.

He also has experience in advising fortune 500 multinational and large Indian business houses on a wide range of matters relating to FDI policy, business re-organization, cross-border tax structuring and tax controversy across a range of sectors. He performed an imperative role in establishing various International Joint Ventures. He has developed expertise in practice domains ranging from entry level strategy, income tax, indirect taxes, transaction advisory, merger and acquisitions, transfer pricing, regulatory matters and most recently GST.



Shri Sundeep Bhutoria
Shri Sundeep Bhutoria
Shri Sundeep Bhutoria, 49 years old, is a social activist working for over two decades in the field of welfare, international cultural cooperation and the promotion and preservation of Indian arts.

Based out at Kolkata, India, he plays a significant role in preserving and promoting India’s rich cultural legacy, and works tirelessly to advocate universal literacy rooted in the nation’s literary heritage, through his involvement in various NGOs such as Prabha Khaitan Foundation and Education For All Trust.

He is widely acknowledged as a champion of the fine arts. He has been advising and instrumental in launching a number of CSR projects by various corporates

He serves as a Nominee of the Governor of Rajasthan at Bikaner University, as a member of the Expert Committee of Cultural Function and Production Grant of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, and as a member of the Advisory Committee of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). He has also been nominated as a member of the Hindi Salahakar Samiti of the Ministry of Civil Aviation. He is the Treasurer of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA), which at present he has taken a leave of absence.

He is the Secretary-General of The Bengal, an NGO that brings together eminent citizens to promote socio-cultural and welfare activities. One of its projects, Pronam — run in collaboration with Kolkata Police — is an outreach program for the welfare of elderly citizens.

In September 2010 he was felicitated at The House of Lords, London, for “Excellence in his chosen field of work”.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Hindi from India and a Certificate in Corporate Management from Japan. Mr Bhutoria has authored seven books.


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