Petronet-LNG shortlists 11 for new dir. BD post

Vol 24, PW 1 (19 Nov 20) People & Policy

Petronet-LNG has shortlisted eleven of around 20 candidates who applied in September (2020) for its new director BD and marketing position as it looks to expand into LNG stations, CGD and the small-scale LNG business.

Ten of the 11 candidates are:

  1. Sanjeev Gupta - ED and head of corporate strategy at IndianOil
  2. Hridesh Baindail - ED business development E&P at IndianOil
  3. Debashis Nanda - ED gas business at IndianOil
  4. Gauri Shankar Prasad Singh - Chief General Manager CGD projects at IndianOil
  5. Rajeev Kumar Singhal, ED marketing - shipping and international LNG at GAIL
  6. Lalit Chauhan - GAIL
  7. A Kaviraj, President - GAIL Global Singapore
  8. Ashu Singhal - Chief General Manager at GAIL
  9. Manav Kumar Biswas - Chief General Manager at GAIL
  10. Rajarshi Gupta - Strategy Head at ONGC
"The list still needs to be signed off by (acting managing director) VK Mishra," says a source. But Mishra is recovering from Covid-19.

"He has not attended the office for the last three weeks," he adds. Mishra tested positive for Covid-19 end-October and has been working from home since.

"He even appeared for the MD interviews virtually," we hear. After seeing the shortlist, Mishra raised several queries about the eligibility of some candidates.

"Our company's selection team will respond to Mishra's queries. Once he signs off, the process of calling the candidates for interview will begin."

Our source adds that after Mishra's comments, the final shortlist might not feature all the names on the preliminary shortlist of 11 candidates.