E.S. Ranganathan has taken over as Managing Director of Indraprastha Gas Ltd. (IGL), the largest CNG distribution company of the country operating in Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad.
Taking over the reins of the company on June 1, Ranganathan, an Instrumentation & Control Engineer possessing an MBA with specialization in Marketing, brings to IGL a rich experience of over 30 years in leading, managing and implementing large projects and business solutions in Oil and Gas sector in the fields of Pipeline Projects, Operation and Maintenance, Business Development and Business Information Systems entailing engineering & planning, process management, scope management, resource management, schedule management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Technology Up-gradation, Vendor Management and Quality Assurance.
Before joining the current assignment, Ranganathan was posted as Executive Director (Corporate O&M) in GAIL (India) Ltd., where he has worked for over three decades and has significant achievements to his credit including being incharge for Construction and successful commissioning for Dahej- Vijaipur, Vijaipur-Dadri and Bawana Nangal Pipeline Projects. He had also overseen the Development & Commercialization of GAIL’s state of art Ultrasonic Meter testing facility at Hazira, which is the first in Asia.
A firm believer in leveraging technology for business solutions, Ranganathan as head of Business Information System in GAIL, had played a pioneering role in using technology towards SMART Working in the field of O&M and Project Management.
Ranganathan is actively involved in various industry forums in India and overseas. He is currently Member Technical on the Governing Board of Fluid Control and Research Institute (FCRI) Governing Board from Oil & Gas industry and was also a Member of Coordination team to finalize the Indian Standards for Metering Design and Construction under the aegis of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). Due to his vast experience in Pipeline Projects, Ranganathan has been a Consultant to ADB in revamping of Gas Pipeline System in Afghanistan, has been representing the country in Pipeline Operators Forum based in Netherlands and is a Working group member for prestigious Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan- India (TAPI) pipeline project.
Ranganathan has taken over the reins of IGL from Narendra Kumar, who has been repatriated back to GAIL (India) Ltd. as Executive Director (Corporate Planning) subsequent to completion of his three year tenure. IGL is a joint venture of GAIL (India) Ltd. and BPCL with Govt. of NCT of Delhi holding a 5 per cent equity stake.
The role of IGL in checking the vehicular pollution in the National Capital Region is well acknowledged both at national as well as international forums. IGL has well laid out its city gas distribution infrastructure in Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad which consists of over 10000 Kms of pipeline network. IGL is meeting fuel requirements of over 8 lakh vehicles running on CNG in NCR through a network of over 400 CNG stations. IGL is supplying PNG to over 6,40,000 households in Delhi and NCR towns.
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