Mr. D V Shastry has taken over as Executive Director, NGS
Mr. D V Shastry is an astute professional leader with 36+ years of multifarious experience in Natural Gas Industry, encompassing its Technical and Managerial aspects such as Project Management, Operations & Maintenance of Natural Gas Pipelines and Gas Processing Plants, Learning & Development, HR/HRD and Administration. He is among the founder members of GAIL (a Maharatna PSU).
Apart from performing roles in Project Management and Operation & Maintenance of Pipelines and Natural Gas Processing plants, he was holding the position of Executive Director (Training, R&D and Start-Up) in GAIL (India) Ltd at the time of superannuation. He is also the former Director on the board of M/s GAIL Gas Ltd and former Director (Personnel), Electronics Corporation of India (ECIL) – a CPSE under Department of Atomic Energy.
His academic qualifications include a graduate degree in Mechanical Engg.- VU with M.Tech. in Energy Systems Engg. – IIT Bombay, Diploma in Management – IGNOU and Advanced Certification in HRM [ACHRM] – AIMA.
He had been supporting the Business Development of GAIL through capability building – especially in the new/upcoming areas and has been instrumental in conceptualization and implementation of various Knowledge Management initiatives – such as launch of ASME (USA) certification courses in pipeline/asset integrity management, organizing International Workshop on City Gas Distribution & CNG (CGD & CNG) for the participants from SAARC Countries and has been a part of organizing team of Asia Gas Partnership Summits (AGPS), held in the past. He also organized many similar events at GAIL Training Institute, in addition to structured training interventions to support business needs of various other organizations including IOCL, HPCL, MRPL(ONGC), GSPC, Torrent, ThinkGas and the Joint Venture Companies (JVCs) of GAIL, etc.
He is affiliated with several Professional (Technical & Management) Bodies such as ASME, Institution of Engineers (India), AIMA, FICCI, IIPE, RGIPT, IIM – Nagpur, FORE Society, ISTD, SHRM, NIPM, etc. He has held important positions in these bodies such as: Leader of the multi-company Task Force constituted by Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulator Board (PNGRB) for identifying/assessing technical skill gaps in the workforce required for City Gas Distribution (CGD) sector in the country, Member – Board of Governors RGIPT, Board of Studies – All India Management Association (AIMA), New Delhi and Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE), Hyderabad, Academic Senate – Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIPE), Vizag, Advisory Board – Centre of Excellence for Corporate Governance, CSR & Sustainability (CoECGCS), Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Nagpur, etc. He has also been a Member of the Jury for prestigious FICCI Higher Education Excellence Awards besides being a key contributor in the HR Task Force for HR Excellence constituted by Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoPNG).
He has been conferred with several Awards like “ISOL Distinguished Scholar” Award, “Asia Pacific Gennext Leadership” Award, “Emerging HRD Thinker” Award, etc.
He has extensively participated in National and International level Conferences/Seminars/Workshops and L&D programs in Technical, Management and L&D domains of Natural Gas Business within India and abroad. He has also been instrumental in establishing a strong Industry-Academia Interface.