GAIL director marketing interviews

Vol 13, PW 9 (08 Oct 09) News in Brief

Interviews will be held this month to select the new director marketing at GAIL, a post vacant since August 1 after BC Tripathi became company chairman.

PETROWATCH learns the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) has fixed October 20, 21 and 22 for interviews. The PESB is short-listing eligible candidates out of nearly 40 who sent in their CVs by the August 17 deadline.

GAIL sent in the most: 29. IndianOil sent six, and one each came from ONGC, Engineers India and BG India.

Two were from other state-owned companies. GAIL sources tell us Prabhat Singh, former GAIL employee and currently at BG subsidiary Gujarat Gas is seen as a promising candidate.

“Singh maintains good relationships with everyone,â€‌ we hear. “It would be nice if he comes back at board level.

â€‌ Another source says M. Ravindran, CEO of GAIL retail gas subsidiary GAIL Gas, and general managers Rajeev Mathur and Ashutosh Karnatak are also touted as strong â€کinternal’ candidates.