Wanted: new GAIL director biz dev

Vol 17, PW 2 (22 Aug 13) News in Brief

The search has begun for a new director business development at GAIL to replace S.

Venkatraman who retires in September next year. The hunt by the PESB follows its selection this month of Dr.

Ashutosh Karnatak as Gail’s next director projects. Interested candidates will be asked to apply and submit CVs when the PESB advertises the post on its website in September.

“These days the PESB begins the process a year before a post falls vacant,” says GAIL. “Vigilance and other clearances can take a lot of time.

” It’s difficult to predict who might win but some speculate GAIL executive director marketing Rajeev Mathur has a good chance. Mathur heads domestic gas and R-LNG marketing and has experience in LNG sourcing from international markets.

But Mathur can expect tough competition from fellow ED marketing PK Gupta, ED Gajendra Singh and ED business development Sanjib Datta. Venkatraman has been director BD at GAIL since 2010.