BG recruits Rajeev Khanna and Prabhat Singh

Vol 10, PW 1 (04 May 06) News in Brief

British Gas has managed to poach two high-profile executives from GAIL.

PETROWATCH learns GAIL executive director business development Rajeev Khanna joined British Gas on Monday (1st May) as director corporate affairs and policy. GAIL general manager upstream Prabhat Singh joined on 8th April as director business development upstream.

Both Khanna and Singh are considered prize catches for British Gas. Khanna replaces Nicole McMahon who returns to the UK.

Industry sources say Khanna and Singh have both been given very attractive salaries by BG though full details are unavailable. Singhs job is to scout for new business opportunities in the domestic upstream sector in line with BGs new focus on the exploration and production business in India alongside its burgeoning gas business.

We are told AK Purwaha, who was previously managing director of Mahanagar Gas, is replacing Khanna at GAIL.