Board of Directors

    Shri Manoj Jain, Chairman

    Mr. Manoj Jain, a Mechanical Engineering Graduate and MBA in Operation Management possesses a rich and diverse experience encompassing over 32 years with GAIL (India) Ltd. in the areas of Projects, O&M, Gas Pipeline Integrity Management and Marketing that has allowed him to gain insights and experience across multiple business units and functional areas.
    Mr. Manoj Jain is presently Executive Director (Marketing-Gas) in GAIL (India) Ltd at New Delhi.
    Mr. Jain earlier as Chief Operating Officer of Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Ltd, spearheaded the installation and commissioning of the Rs 10000 Cr grassroots Petrochemical complex at Lepetkata Assam. BCPL has been one of the fastest projects ever implemented in the North East considering its size and magnitude.
    Mr. Jain also 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 significant role in establishing National Gas Management Centre (NGMC) and systems and procedures for transmission and marketing of comingled gases.
    Mr. Manoj Jain is also GAIL’s nominee Director on the board of Indraprastha Gas Ltd. and Gail Global Singapore Pte Ltd.

    Shri I. S. Rao, Director

    Shri. I. S. Rao, has experience in Oil Industry for over 32 years and has held responsible positions in Marketing of Petroleum Products, both in Retail and Direct business.
    His previous experience includes working as Joint Director in Oil Coordination Committee (an apex body of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas) for about 4 years.

    He was a member of the R-Group Committee working on the Restructuring of Hydrocarbon Sector in India, a member in planning retail strategy in India with Shell and several other working groups including the committee working on dismantling of the Administered Pricing Mechanism (APM) for petroleum products and involved with the development of Regulations and policies in the downstream hydrocarbon sector.

    Presently he is holding responsibilities as Executive Director (Gas) in BPCL and is also on the Boards of other Joint Ventures of BPCL in the areas of City Gas Distribution and Natural Gas Pipelines. He has participated in various discussions for LNG sourcing to India and looks after the overall gas marketing in BPCL.

    He holds Masters degree from Osmania University and in Management Studies from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. He has also completed a course in Retail Marketing from Oxford Institute of Petroleum Studies, UK.He has traveled to many countries for business and participated in various Seminars, related to Oil & Gas Marketing.

    Shri. V. Nagarajan, Director

    Mr. V. Nagarajan is Director (Commercial) of Indraprastha Gas Ltd. (IGL), the sole supplier of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Piped Natural Gas (PNG) in Delhi and NCR towns of Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad w.e.f. 4th September 2014.

    Mr. V. Nagarajan is a post graduate in Organic Chemistry, brings to IGL a rich and diverse experience spanning over 32 years in Retail, Operations, Industrial & Commercial Sales and refinery businesses gained during his service in Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL). He was serving at Bharat Oman Refineries Limited in Bina as Sr. Vice President in-charge of Bina Dispatch Terminal and Marketing before joining the current assignment.

    Shri. Rajesh Agrawal, Director

    Shri. Rajesh Agrawal, aged 55 years is Vice President (Finance) in Indraprastha Gas Limited. He is a Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary. He has an overall experience of more than 30 years in Oil and Gas sector. His area of expertise include Finance. Prior to joining Indraprastha Gas Limited, he was with IBP Company Limited.

    Shri. Manjeet Singh, Director

    Shri Manjeet Singh is working as Vice President (Project & JV Co-ordination) at Indraprastha Gas Ltd. He is a Mechanical Engineering Graduate from the premier Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi. He possesses a rich and diverse experience in oil and gas sector encompassing more than 25 years. He has had a wide experience in Projects, Retail and Operations during career in renowned organizations like BPCL, Shell and IGL. During his stint in BPCL, Manjeet Singh was involved in setting up of ATF fuelling hydrant system at IGI Airport, New Delhi. He was also involved in setting up of Additional Product Tankage (APT) while constructing new oil depots and installations across northern region. Under his supervision and during his tenure in Shell, demonstration retail outlets had been set up in Delhi and Mumbai. These outlets were a showcase of modern retailing concept involving non- fuel retail, which changed the image of fuel retailing in India. He has been involved with setting up of CNG infrastructure in Delhi right from its inception. He has been the force behind developing the network of CNG stations in the city of Delhi.

    Shri. S. Venkatraman, Independent Director

    Shri Venkatraman Srinivasan is partner in M/s. V Sankar Aiyar & Co., Chartered Accountants, Mumbai. He is a Chartered Accountant and participated in Harvard Business School (Boston, U.S.A) Programme on “Audit Committees in new Era of Corporate Governance”

    Shri Narendra Singh, Independent Director

    Shri Narendra Singh born in November 1951 at Lucknow, educated at La Martiniere College Lucknow and Allahabad University. Shri Narendra Singh is one of the latest entrants to our Board of Directors where he has joined as an Independent Director. He belongs to the Indian Audit and Accounts Service and has superannuated from the post of Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General of India in November 2011. He has served in various capacities and has wide experience in the field of auditing and accounting of Government Departments. He has travelled extensively both within the country and abroad. His interests include Reading and Music.

    Shri Amarendra Kumar, Managing Director

    Shri Amarendra Kumar has joined as Managing Director on 24th November, 2017 on the Board of Central U.P. Gas Limited (CUGL). He is on deputation from GAIL (India) Limited.
    Shri Kumar is a Mechanical Engineering Graduate. He served as Chief General Manager in a Maharatna Public Sector Undertaking (PSU), GAIL before joining CUGL.
    Shri Kumar has an experience of over three decades in handling procurement activities of major Upstream and Midstream Oil & Gas Companies. He has held various positions of responsibilities at various site offices and the corporate office of GAIL. Earlier, while working with OIL India Limited, a CPSU engaged in exploration and production of Oil & Natural Gas, he served in various parts of the Country.
    Working in different roles of procurement, Shri Kumar has a rich and diverse experience in all the fields of Supply Chain. His specialities include Policy Making, Material Planning, Inventory Management, Vendor Management, Sourcing and Project Procurement. He has been instrumental in timely execution of prestigious petrochemical and pipeline projects of GAIL.
    In his last assignment at GAIL’s corporate office Shri Kumar was instrumental in streamlining the procurement policies of the company to match with the global standards and devising policy guidelines to bring efficiency and transparency in the public procurement for all OIL PSU’s under the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas.

    Shri. Rajiv Sikka, Director Commercial

    Shri Rajiv Sikka has been appointed as Director Commercial on the Board of Central UP Gas Limited effective from January 27, 2014. He is on deputation from Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited. Shri Rajiv Sikka is an engineer by profession. He has done B-Tech in Civil Engineering from HBTI, Kanpur and holds a Masters degree (Urban & Regional Planning) from School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi.
    He has more than 29 years of experience in retail management and sales operations at Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited. He holds the distinction of exploring new markets, standardizing sales operations, has rich experience in various geographies in enhancing turn over and achieving goals. Also has contributed in setting up of new retail outlet in strategic markets like North Eastern States. He has been instrumental in conceptualizing and implementing CGD network particularly in new market. He has proved his mettle as a strategist with ability in accelerating growth and generating customer loyalty levels.
    He has consistently received recognition for being a regular All India Prize Winner of BPCL in IDEAS award.
    Shri Rajiv Sikka is also an avid blogger and follows up startup activity closely. Shri. Rajiv Sikka mentors IIT Kanpur early to mid stage startups. Part of multiple startups talks and conferences (as a presenter) at a leading education institutes include IIT K, HBTI etc.