Kapil Garg to take over as BG India chief

Vol 11, PW 8 (23 Aug 07) News in Brief
     

On November 19th Kapil Garg will take over as chief of British Gas in India following Bill Adamson’s retirement.

Garg will be country manager India for four years. He is presently MD of BG India’s exploration division in Mumbai.

BG tells us Garg’s priority as country manager would be to expand the company’s upstream and downstream activities in India and pursue growth opportunities through the NELP–VII licensing round and farm-ins. Garg, aged 41, took over as MD of BG Exploration & Production India on January 1st 2005.

Before that he was posted at BG’s HQ in Reading for seven months as technical director for the Asia and Middle East region. Before BG, Garg worked with Enron, which he joined from ONGC in 1995.

He became director operations at BG India when the company bought Enron’s 30% stake in Panna, Mukta and Tapti. Garg is a chemical engineer from IIT, Rorkee.

Bill Adamson took over as BG’s India chief from Nigel Shaw on July 1st 2005.