Dr UD Choubey to be GAILآ’s first director marketing

Vol 7, PW 25 (10 Mar 04) News in Brief

On 2nd January, the Public Enterprises Selection Board shortlisted Dr UD Choubey and Rajeev Khanna for the new post of director marketing at GAIL.

Choubey is number one on the shortlist and likely to get the job. About a dozen candidates appeared for the PESB interview.

Choubey is currently executive director of GAILs telecommunications venture while Khanna is executive director planning and business development. Both names are yet to be cleared by vigilance.

After that, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet will make the final choice. Expect this to happen after a new government takes charge in May.

If Dr Choubey gets selected, Rajeev Khanna will be second time unlucky. Last year, he was shortlisted at number two (BS Negi was number one) for the post of director planning and business development.

In the interim, executive director AK Ray holds the marketing function at GAIL and reports to BS Negi.

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