Academic Background M.Sc. in Chemistry from Patna University (Gold Medalist) Ph.D. in Hydrocarbons from Indian School of Mines, DhanbadMBA from Indian Institute of Business Management, PatnaLLB from University of DelhiAlso Honorary Ph.D. in Management from Indian Institute of Business ManagementPRESENT OCCUPATIONDirector General of Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) An Apex Body of Public Sector Enterprises in India.OTHER ASSIGNMENTS Member, Council of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India.Member, Executive Committee of India International Centre.Member, Executive Committee of Central Board of Trustees (EPF), Ministry of Labour & Employment. PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTChairman and Managing Director of GAIL, from 1st February 2007 to 31st July 2009Besides the above, following additional charges were held: Chairman in (i) M/s.Brahmaputra Cracker & Polymer Limited and (ii) M/s. GAIL Gas Limited.PREVIOUS ASSIGNMENTS Held the post of Director (Marketing), GAIL from 6th May 2004 to 31st January 2007 and was responsible for marketing GAIL’s complete range of products and services in the field of natural gas, including R-LNG, LPG, Propane and other liquid hydrocarbons, Petrochemicals (HDPE and LLDPE) and Bandwidth Leasing in Telecom sector.Joined GAIL in April 1986, during its formative period and has been associated with the Marketing Department since then. Throughout the professional career, has played a leading role in the development of gas-related policies and strategy.PAPERS PRESENTED AND BOOKS AUTHOREDRepresented GAIL and the country at various forums. He has also presented papers at various national and international conferences.Authored a book titled Text Book on Natural Gas.AWARDS Distinguished Fellowship Award of Institute of Directors – August 2007 – for his contribution in the field of natural gas marketing and market development. GSBA Top Rankers Achievers Award – November 2007 – for exemplary professional achievement in Corporate Sector. Lifetime Achievement Award from Amity University – February 2008 – in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the overall development of social and business economies.