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Pradip Khandwalla

Shri D. Jagatheesa Pandian, IAS – Chairman and Director
Shri D J Pandian is an MBA from Madras University. He is a senior IAS Officer having vast corporate experience. Presently, Shri D J Pandian is the Chief Secretary, Government of Gujarat. Earlier, Shri D J Pandian has served as the Managing Director of Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC) from 2001 to 2009. Shri D J Pandian has also worked on deputation with the World Bank in Washington, D. C. He was Director, External Commercial Borrowing, Ministry of Finance, and Government of India during 1995-98. He also served as Collector in Land revenue management and district administration at Bharuch (November 1987 – August 1988) and at Kheda (August 1988 – December 1989).

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Shri Atanu Chakraborty, IAS – Director
Shri Atanu Chakraborty, IAS, is Managing Director, GSPC. Shri Atanu Chakraborty, IAS, is an Engineering Graduate with specialisation in Electronics and Communication and has done his Post Graduate Diploma in Business Finance and subsequently MBA from UK (Business Administration). He has wide experience of working in various State as well as Central Government Departments and Public Sector Undertakings. Shri Chakraborty has served in the districts of Vadodara, Sabarkantha and was Collector of Amreli district. At Gandhinagar, he has served in Finance, Home, Tribal Development and Labour Departments. Shri Atanu Chakraborty, IAS has also worked as Principal Secretary, (Economic Affairs), Finance Department, Govt. of Gujarat.
Shri Atanu Chakraborty, IAS has also served a Managing Director, Gujarat State Financial Services Ltd., Chief Executive Officer, Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board, CEO of Gujarat Maritime Board and Executive Director, Gujarat State Fertilizers and Chemical Ltd. In the Central Government, he served as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Finance.
Shri Atanu Chakraborty, IAS has been contributing Articles on issues relating to PPP and Natural gas transportation etc. Shri Chakraborty is a voracious reader and areas of his interest includes subjects such Finance, Economics, Infrastructure, etc.

Sanjeev Kumar

Shri Sanjeev Kumar, IAS
Shri Sanjeev Kumar, IAS holds degree of B. Tech. (Civil) Engineering Graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur . He is an IAS Officer having rich experience and wide exposure. Presently, he is a Secretary to Government of Gujarat, Finance Department (Expenditure).
Shri Sanjeev Kumar is a member on the Board of Directors of GSPC LNG Limited, GSPC Pipavav Power Company Limited, Gujarat Industries Power Company Limited, Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited, Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation Limited and Gujarat Gas Company Limited.

Pradip Khandwalla

Shri Manoj Kumar Das, IAS - Director
Shri Manoj Kumar Das, IAS is Joint Managing Director, GSPC. He has joined GSPC in July 2014. Shri Das holds Degree of B. Tech (Hons) Computer Science & Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Prior to joining Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation Limited (GSPC), Shri Manoj Kumar Das held the position of Surat Municipal Commissioner. He has handled J & K Dept. in Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India as Director (J & K) affairs where terrorism, infiltration, peace process, dialogue with several Groups & perception management was handled. He has worked as Deputy Commissioner in Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation for three years and completed Rs. 100 crore Raska Water Project in 120 days. He has also worked as Municipal Commissioner, Vadodara for five years and Surat for three years. Shri Manoj Kumar Das, IAS has won 8 National Awards during the period

Pradip Khandwalla

Prof. Pradip Khandwalla - Director
Prof. Pradip Khandwalla is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has done his MBA from Wharton, Pennsylvania and Ph.D. from Carnegie-Mellon, USA.
Prof. Khandwalla’s research and teaching contributions have been in organisational theory and design and restructuring of organisations for management of excellence, innovative turnaround management, effective management of public enterprises and governmental organisations, and creativity and innovation. He taught at McGill University, Canada for several years. He was associated with the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad as a professor from 1975 to 2002. He was L&T Chair Professor of Organisational Behaviour at IIMA from 1985 to 1991 and then the Director of IIMA till 1996.
He has made excellent contribution in the areas of management, organisational sciences etc. by authoring over a dozen books and 80 papers and articles in Indian and foreign journals and learned anthologies. He has served on the editorial/advisory boards of several Indian and internationals journals. He won the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award in the field of HR’ by the World HRD Congress for his immense contributions in enriching the field of management, science, organisational behaviour and leadership.
He has served on the Boards of numerous companies and on the governing councils of several institutions. He has served as a member of Government of India’s National Renewal Fund and as trustee of India Brand Equity Fund Trust. He has won many international and Indian awards. Several international ‘Who’s Who’ carry his biographical entry.

Jal Patel

Mr. Jal Patel - Director
Mr Jal Patel, an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India as well as of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, has a professional experience of more than 45 years.
He was associated with the German FAG group of Bearing companies since 1962 where he handled various managerial functions. In 1977, he took over as the Managing Director of the company. Subsequently, he was promoted as the Vice Chairman and Managing Director before retiring in 2000. His areas of expertise include Finance, Accounts and Administration.
He is also actively involved with various social and welfare associations and federations as well as various trusts.

Ajit Kapadia

Mr. Ajit Kapadia - Director
Mr Ajit Kapadia is B.Sc. (Hons.) and M. Che. (Chemical Engineering). He has worked with Girdler Corporation of Louisville and Engineers India Limited (EIL). At EIL, Mr Kapadia had full involvement with Bombay High’s development plan and especially with natural gas processing and transportation.
In 1982, he was appointed as the head of the Gas Task Force, a group formed by the Petroleum Ministry to review the entire country’s natural gas availability and utilization pattern. In 1984, Mr Kapadia was appointed as the first Director (Planning) with Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL).

After three years at GAIL, he joined Hindustan Oil and Exploration Company Limited (HOEC) as the first employee and was soon invited to join the Board as the Managing Director. He has spent 17 years establishing HOEC as the first private sector oil company in India.

Manjula Pooja Shroff

Mrs. Manjula Pooja Shroff - Director
An edupreneur, she is regarded by many as the change agent for schooling in the state of Gujarat.
As CEO of Calorx, she has been instrumental in founding and managing several premier schools. Calorx, since its inceptions in 1995, is a name synonymous to professional and excellence in schooling. It has in its umbrella, the Delhi Public Schools, Calorx Olive International School at Ahmedabad and Calorx Public Schools across the Western Belt of India with 40+ educational Institutions and still growing. Calorx is recognized as a quality conscious group with a focus on Innovation and use of Technology in Learning. The one of its kind, sector specific Calorx Teachers’ University is developing a creed of teachers to fill the quality gap of Human Capital.

She is a postgraduate from York University and executive alumni from London School of Economics. Holding a post-graduate degree from Utkal University and is a Graduate of Management Education Programme IIM, Ahmedabad.

Her concern for the marginalized and those with special learning needs is evident through the projects Visamo Kids and Prerna - a school for dyslexics.

Recipient of several awards, among them, the prestigious Secular India Award from the President of India, Shri Shankar Dayal Sharma & Woman of the year by American Bibliography Society, North Carolina.

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