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Ajit Kapadia

Mr. PPG Sarma, In-charge CEO
 
Mr. PPG Sarma, Chief Executive Officer of GSPC Gas Company Ltd. has been appointed as the In-charge CEO of Gujarat Gas with effect from 12th December 2013. Mr. Sarma, a mechanical engineer, brings with him in-depth experience of more than 20 years in natural gas Transmission & Distribution business, apart from experience of 9 years in automobile Industry in TVS Group.
 
Mr. Sarma is credited with setting up GSPC Gas Company Ltd. a start-up venture of GSPC Group and attain turnover of Rs.4000 Crore in a short time span of 7 1/2 years under challenging environment including building the entire organization, commercial, recruitment and training key personnel. Executed multi-location projects for PNG & CNG, stabilized O&M including emergency services, customer services, billing & collection and established the brand name of GSPC Gas.

He had also worked with Gujarat State Petronet Limited for 3 years in the capacity of the Executive Director.

Having worked earlier with BG/ Gujarat Gas for 13 years, Mr. Sarma is very familiar with Gujarat Gas.
 
 

Himanshu Upadhyay

Himanshu Upadhyay, Director – Policy; Corporate Affairs & HR

Himanshu Upadhyay is leading the team responsible for government relations, media relations, advertising and promotion, corporate social responsibilities along with overall responsibility of leading HR team that engages in acquiring, developing, mobilizing and rewarding the company's workforce through creation of conducive work environment and career opportunities to energize and engage people.
 
He has a strong track record of developing strategies to achieve corporate goals and has rich experience of more than 34 years in policy, corporate affairs and people management in banking and oil & gas sectors. Prior to Gujarat Gas, he was holding a very senior position at Bank of Baroda, a leading nationalized bank of India.
 
He holds Bachelor of Science, Master of Labour Welfare, Bachelor of Laws, and Diploma in Corporate Communication degrees. He has also undergone Advanced Training in Reputation Management from Reputation Institute, USA.
 

Nitin Patil

Nitin Patil, Director - Technical

Nitin Patil is a Mechanical Engineer from University of Karnataka having 27 years of experience which includes field operations and later on management of resources and business. He has been associated with T & D companies for over 17 years having diverse experience in designing, maintaining and managing business operations in City Gas Distribution (CGD). He has been very actively involved in the engineering, construction & operations of two green field / new CGD project and its development i.e. Mahanagar Gas Ltd. (MGL), Mumbai & Nile Valley Gas Company (NVGC), Egypt. Nitin joined Gujarat Gas Company Ltd. for in 2005 and has been managing various verticals of technical group for past 8 years. His vast experience in CGD is outcome of him successfully delivering various assignment / projects while leading various technical departments / disciplines which encompasses projects, construction, designing & strategic planning, asset integrity, O & M, CNG O & M, GIS, ISO systems, etc.
 
Nitin Patil is appointed as Technical Director effective 13 June 2011 and since Feb. 2012 has been leading HSSE too. As Director Technical & HSSE he leads the technical & HSSE group responsible for delivering engineering commitments and delivering the business plans on ground while being responsible for leading, directing and controlling the HSSE Performance of the Company, employees, contractors and customers which are comparable to international standards and the legal frame work of the land.
 

Arun Ramakrishnan

Maqsood Shaikh, Head - Commercial

Maqsood has over 17 years of diverse experience in managing energy markets especially Commercial function within a City Gas Distribution that includes Bulk Selling and Retail Management and has worked in past in managing Utility Measurements (Electricity, Water and Gas) and Utility Management Services in varied realms viz. Research & Engineering, Field Services, Sales, Marketing and Business Development. Maqsood is responsible for all the commercial activities of Gujarat Gas Company Ltd including market operations in PNG, gas sourcing, strategy & business planning, and the CNG business. He joined Gujarat Gas Company Ltd. during 2008 as General Manager – Commercial Operations and thereafter had been managing various segments of market.

He started his career as R&D Engineer in 1997 with ABB Ltd in Mumbai working on Power Line Communications and Digital Electricity Meters. Prior to his current engagement, he has worked as General Manager – Business Development with Schlumberger in New Delhi responsible for introducing intelligent electricity meters and pioneered installation of modern communicable submerged water meters in leading municipalities of the country. Apart from working in Mumbai and New Delhi, Maqsood has worked on projects in ABB-US and Schlumberger, UK and France.

Maqsood is a graduate in Physics and also completed his B.Tech. in Industrial Electronics Engineering specializing in Digital Signal Processing from Mumbai University in year 1996. He is an alumnus of IIM-Calcutta in General Management and is also now an alumni of IIM-Ahmedabad after undergoing a MDP at IIM-A during 2009

 

Nitesh Bhandari

Nitesh Bhandari - Financial Controller (GGCL)

He is a Chartered Accountant with 15 years of experience in various verticles of finance and planning.

In his current role as Financial Controller of GGCL, he is responsible for all finance functions, including business planning, participation in strategy, fund management, internal control, risk management, accounting, financial reporting, taxation and treasury.

Prior to joining Gujarat Gas, he was working with GlaxoSmithkline Pharmaceuticals Limited.

 
 

 
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