BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mr. Deepak Gupta, Chairman
Mr Deepak Gupta is a Mechanical Engineer, a DCE alumnus, with more than 32 years of rich and diverse experience in Oil and Gas Sector encompassing Project Management,Construction Management and Business Development functions. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) by the PMI, USA.
He has comprehensive and extensive experience in Project Management of Refinery,Petrochemical and Pipeline Projects from concept to commissioning and has led the execution of several successful Projects in India in all modes of Project implementation. He has successfully collaborated with multi-disciplinary and cross-functional teams across geographies for implementing the highly complex and challenging Oil and Gas Projects.
Presently serving as Director (Projects) in GAIL, he is heading O&M, Projects, Contracts & Procurement and GAILTEL departments. He is responsible for the Operation & Maintenance of ~17000 Km of pipeline network and execution of approx. 5500 Kms of PAN India, as a part of National Gas Grid. He has been upfront in giving his valuable inputs and suggestions for continuous improvement in various systems and procedures.
In EIL, he has been on the forefront in leading the implementation of the multi-billion dollar 650 KBPSD Dangote Refinery and 830 KTA Polypropylene Project in Nigeria., the largest single train grassroot Refinery in the world. He has also led the implementation of the one of the largest Polymer facilities for HMEL at Bhatinda and the upcoming maiden Refinery Project in Mongolia. Besides the above, he has made significant contribution as part of team EIL with the successful implementation of the Petrochemical Expansion Project at Pata for GAIL and the PFCC Unit of MRPL Phase III Expansion Project at Mangalore.
As the convener of CHT Committee on Project Execution Best Practices he has made meaningful contribution in identifying key areas of improvement in project execution. Mr Gupta has authored several papers and books sharing his experiences, feedbacks and ideas for fast track Project execution. Several key innovations and initiatives proposed by him are now a part of the best execution practices and strategies. His special interests include project implementation innovations, strategy formulation,
business growth initiatives, system improvement and digitalisation – for fast track project execution.
Mr Gupta has made presentations on strategies for mega project implementation and digitalisation at key forums, both in India and Overseas and has won wide appreciation for his thoughts and ideas.
Mr. J.P.Singh, Managing Director
Shri J.P.Singh has done B.Tech in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT Roorkee in the year1988. He has more than 33 years of rich experience in Oil & Gas sector along with other industries. He joined Hindalco Industries Ltd, Renukoot in July 1988 in Technical deptt. and served in the organization till July 1991. He then joined Hindustan Zinc Ltd, Chittorgarh in the same year and was involved in construction & commissioning of new plant. In May 1992, Shri JP Singh joined Gail (I) Ltd, Baroda. He has done first online gas pigging in GAIL (Kalol- North Kadi pipeline) to remove liquid /condensate in the pipe line to improve pressure drop. He was involved in ONGC takeover of Gas Installation and Pipelines by GAIL. He was involved in O&M of Gas Installation and Last mile connectivity to consumers. He has also involved in SAP implementation in GAIL and worked in Project Development Department. He has been instrumental in commissioning major gas pipelines of GAIL like Bawana – Nangal Pipeline, Auraiya – KFCL, Kanpur pipeline, restoration of gas supply to KG Basin customers after unfortunate blast in Pipeline at Nagarama village, Tatipaka. He also has the credit, for successfully commissioning Pradhanmantri Urja Ganga pipeline project from Dobhi to Matix Fertilizer, Durgapur and Spur line to HURL Sindari. He has also played key role in completion of Bokaro- Angul Pipeline of Jharkhand Section. He was also involved in O&M and construction for Jamshedpur CGD project. He has also worked in Bhagya Nagar Gas Ltd as Vice President (Projects).
Prior to joining Green Gas Ltd as MD, Shri J.P.Singh was handling GAIL’s Trunk pipeline construction activities in Jharkhand & West Bengal.
Shri Sandeep Jain as Non-Executive Director
Mr. Sandeep Jain is Executive Director (Business Development), IndianOil Corporation Limited, one of India’s largest commercial enterprises and among the leading Indian companies in the Fortune Global 500 listings.
A Civil Engineer from Thapar University, Patiala, he has done a Certificate Course in Management (Leading & Managing) from IIM Kolkata, Mr. Jain brings with him a vast cross-functional experience spanning every facet of the Indian energy business. He has rich experience working in Northern, Western & Eastern regions of the country besides a tenure at Marketing Head Office and across various oil industry functions,
including Supplies, Retail Sales, Institutional Business & International Business of the Corporation. During his more than three decades of service, Mr. Jain has held several leadership positions.
As an Executive Director (Business Development), Mr. Jain has been entrusted upon setting up of Overseas business, Offices, Subsidiaries, JVs besides Exports of Products & Services along with other business development activities in India.
Mr. Jain is a Non-Executive Director of Green Gas Ltd., which is engaged in City Gas Distribution (CGD) business in 4 Geographical Areas (Gas). He is also Chairman, Beximco IOC Petroleum & Energy Pvt. Limited, a JV of IndianOil in Bangladesh besides on Board of IOC Middle East, Dubai. Earlier he was on board of IOCL Singapore Pte Ltd., Singapore, the Wholly Owned Subsidiaries of IndianOil as a Director.
Before assuming charge of BD in Feb 2019, Mr. Jain was heading IndianOil’s Punjab State Office wherein he was in-charge of all petroleum activities in the States of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir along with Union Territory of Chandigarh leading a team of more than 700 employees.
He played a key role in imports of Oxygen Containers and Liquid Medical Oxygen by IndianOil during the 2nd Covid wave medical crisis in the country.
He is a keen sports lover, an amateur golfer and an avid reader.
Mr. Rajkishor Behera, Director (Commercial)
An Instrumentation & Electronics Engineer from College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar ( Now OUTR, Odisha University of Technology and Research). Sri Behera joined Indian Oil Marketing Division in Yr’1997. He has 26 Years diverse experience in Engineering projects, Retail Engineering and Retail Sales.
He also played a central role in construction of large petroleum products storage tanksin Supply locations of Indian Oil at Patna, Balasore, Paradip and Deoria. Shri Behera has played a pivotal role in the execution of augmentation of ParadipMarketing Terminal for evacuation of Paradip Refinery products.
Sri Behera started his professional career as an Engineering Officer at Patna Marketing Terminal and successfully completed the augmentation project including commissioning of 1st automation Terminal in Eastern Region of Indian Oil. He has also executed and commissioned another grass root project at Somnathpur, Balasore.
He has also worked in Retail Engineering under Karnataka State Office for setting up new Retail Outlets and allied facilities. He has been instrumental in implementation of Retail automation system in 2300 Retail Outlets under Uttar Pradesh state Office-1. In his prior assignment, he has completed and commissioned a major project of revamping and augmentation at Baitalpur, Deoria, UP for facilitating its conversion to Pipeline Terminal on Patna-Motihari-Baitalpur pipeline.
These contributions played a vital role in strengthening the projects‚ value chain and had a far-reaching impact on overall projects execution.Through his profound knowledge in projects, he has been instrumental in developing various Depots and Terminals that resulted in immense economic benefit to the company.
As the Director (Commercial) of Green Gas Limited, he looks forward to leverage his passion for green energy sources coupled with his pursuit to make business processes efficient and his diverse functional experiences.
Mr.S L Raina,Independent Director
Mr.S L Raina, is a Science & Law graduate and holds Master’s Degree in Business Management. He also possesses qualifications of M.A. (Public Admn.)and Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management. He retired on attaining the age of superannuation from services of GAIL (India) Limited as Director (Human Resources) on 31st May, 2013 after serving GAIL for more than 28 years in various positions/disciplines and at various locations. As Director (HR), GAIL, optimized and streamlined the functioning of HR Directorate, to fall in sync with Organizational Strategy/Goal. .
He has been on the Board of Directors of GAIL Global (Singapore) Pte Ltd., Shell Compressed Natural Gas (Egypt), Tripura Natural Gas Company Limited, Mahanagar Gas Limited, Brahmaputra Cracker & Polymer Limited and ONGC Petro-additions Limited.
He has over 36 years of experience ranging from Human Resource Management/Development, Training, Legal and Marketing functions, at Senior Management level(s). Prior to joining GAIL, he worked in National Textile Corporation for more than 8 years in Personnel Deptt. Post-retirement from GAIL, he has been functioning as a Consultant in HR & Legal Matters which include Policy Formulation, Imparting Training and Conciliation.
Mrs. Usha Gupta,Independent Director
Mrs. Usha Gupta retired from Indian Revenue Service from the position of Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, on 30 June 2009. Post superannuation in 2009, she functioned as Income Tax Ombudsman Uttar Pradesh & Uttarakhand, to facilitate grievance redressal of the taxpayer community. She has done her M.A. in Psychology from Lucknow University and M. Social Sciences in Development Administration from University of Birmingham, U.K.
She has also been active in the area of women’s rights and social justice. She is married to Shri Atul K Gupta who retired as Chief Secretary, Government of Uttar Pradesh in 2011 and later served as Chairman, U.P. State Finance Commission. She has spent around 15 years of her life in social service and welfare of women and children. Mrs. Usha Gupta has diverse knowledge of administration, finance, HR, governance and social fields. She has successfully administered several initiatives in public domain and has been striving towards social and economic empowerment in the society.