GAIL has a new director marketing

Vol 20, PW 7 (15 Dec 16) News in Brief

After trying to become a GAIL director for more than three years, Gajendra Singh has finally succeeded.

On December 14, the PESB selected executive director gas marketing Singh as director marketing after also interviewing nine other candidates. This post has been vacant since September 2015 when Prabhat Singh moved to Petronet-LNG as chief executive.

Born on June 15, 1960, Singh has held his current position since April 2015. Earlier he was executive director operations and maintenance and the E&P department.

"It's too early to say what my priorities are," says Singh. "I've only been recommended." A GAIL source adds that under the present regime, securing a PESB recommendation is one thing, but a formal appointment is quite another.

Interviews to select the director marketing were earlier scheduled for August 1 but were cancelled after GAIL executive director (retail) AK Manchanda complained he was excluded. In 2014, Singh himself complained to the National Commission for Schedule Tribes against the selection of Sanjib Data for GAIL director business development.

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