Press Release 2019
Shri B C Tripathi, former GAIL CMD, receives 'Best CEO' Award
Mumbai, December 14, 2019: : Shri B C Tripathi, former Chairman & Managing Director of GAIL (India) Limited, was honoured as the 'Best CEO' in the Public Sector Undertakings category at the Business Today Best CEO Awards. The award was presented by Hon'ble Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Steel, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan yesterday.
Shri Tripathi, who was at the helm of affairs at GAIL for a decade, was recognised as the longest serving CMD of a PSU. He joined GAIL in 1984 as a Deputy Manager and rose through the ranks to hold crucial portfolios like Executive Director (Projects) and Director (Marketing) before taking charge as CMD in 2009 at the age of 49 years. During his tenure as CMD, GAIL earned the coveted 'Maharatna' status, becoming the youngest company at the time to do so.
Shri Tripathi superannuated on July 31, 2019. Throughout his career, he championed the benefits of Natural Gas as an environment friendly and economic fuel. The 'Best CEO' Award recognised his role in expanding the reach of Natural Gas across the country and multiple cities.