GAIL reshuffles three top management jobs

Vol 8, PW 5 (02 Jun 04) News in Brief

GAIL is carrying out a major reshuffle of top company officials.

On 1st June, R Suresh general manager at Mumbai took charge as executive director marketing to replace AK Ray who takes charge of corporate and strategy planning. AK Purwaha, managing director of Mahanagar Gas, is moving to GAILs corporate office as executive director human relations development.

Purwaha will stay at MGL until a replacement is found. Another key change is AK De, managing director of Indraprastha Gas, who is returning to GAIL to assume the newly-created post of executive director (city gas) where he will co-ordinate GAILs present and future city gas distribution plans.

De took over as IGL managing director in July 2001 and his term expires on 30th June 2004. Its understood that a possible replacement for De is Rajeev Khanna, executive director at GAIL responsible for business development.