E S Ranganathan joins GAIL as Marketing Chief

E S Ranganathan joins GAIL as Marketing Chief

NEW DELHI: E S Ranganathan on Wednesday took over charge as director (marketing) of GAIL, the country’s largest gas utility.

An instrumentation and control engineer from NSS College of Engineering, Palghat in Kerala, Ranganathan is an MBA with specialization in marketing. He has close to 35 years experience in oil and gas sector.

He takes charge of GAIL’s marketing operation at a time when the government is considering a proposal to split the company into infrastructure and marketing entities to usher in competition.

Before joining the GAIL board, Ranganathan served as managing director of Indraprashtha Gas Ltd. Before that, as executive director in the parent company, he was instrumental in commissioning the Dahej–Vijaipur, Vijaipur-Dadri and Bawana-Nangal pipelines.

Ranganathan, has an accumen for leveraging technology for business solutions and played a pioneering role in using technology in project management.

At IGL, he spearheaded the company’s expansion in Haryana, UP and Rajasthan as well as entered the international foray into New Yangon Project in Myanmar.

He was also a consultant to ADB in revamping of gas pipeline system in Afghanistan and has also represented the country in pipeline operators forum based in the Netherlands.

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