Press Release 2020
Shri Manoj Jain takes charge as Chairman & Managing Director, GAIL
New Delhi, 14 February, 2020: Shri Manoj Jain today assumed charge as Chairman & Managing Director of GAIL (India) Limited. A Mechanical Engineer with an MBA in Operations Management, Shri Jain joined GAIL as a Graduate Engineer Trainee in 1985 and rose through the ranks to his current position. Before his appointment as CMD, Shri Jain was Director (Business Development) of the company.
Shri Jain possesses rich and diverse experience in the areas of Business Development, Projects, O&M, Petrochemicals, Pipeline Integrity Management and Gas Marketing which has allowed him to gain insight and knowledge across multiple business units and functional areas.
As Director (Business Development), he was responsible for building GAIL’s business portfolio in India and abroad, Merger and Acquisition, Petrochemical O&M and Expansion, Exploration & Production, R&D, Start–Up, Health Safety & Environment management, Quality Management, Project Development including feasibility study and investment approval for new pipelines, process plants, renewables, etc.
Shri Jain is also currently Chairman of GAIL Global (USA) Inc. (GGUI), GAIL Global (USA) LNG LLC (GGULL) and Konkan LNG Pvt. Ltd (KLPL).
Earlier, he looked after Gas Marketing activities in his role as Executive Director (Marketing-Gas). Shri Jain also spearheaded the installation and commissioning of the mega-grassroots Petrochemical complex at Lepetkata, Assam, as Chief Operating Officer of Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Ltd. (BCPL).
Shri Jain had worked in Operation & Maintenance of Natural Gas pipelines and played a significant role in establishing the National Gas Management Centre (NGMC) and systems and procedures for transmission and marketing of comingled gases.