MV Ravi Someswarudu has taken over as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GAIL Gas Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GAIL (India) Limited, engaged in the city gas distribution business. Prior to this assignment, he was serving as Executive Director & Officer- In-Charge of the Petrochemical Project at GAIL, Pata. He has taken over the charge from AK Jana, who is now the Managing Director for Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL).
Someswarudu has diverse experience encompassing more than 34 years in the Oil & Gas and Petrochemical Sectors covering diverse functions like Project Development, Operations and Maintenance, Technical Services, Process Design and Engineering, Design of Pipelines & Gas processing plants, Technology Selection and R&D.
He has also served in the Exploration & Production, Petrochemical Group at GAIL Corporate Office and also held additional charge of Project Development Department.
He played a significant role in formulising the policies and procedures in various divisions of the company. He has also played a significant role in conceptualising and taking up LNG Terminal projects in India.
Another important appointment is that of E S Ranganathan, who took charge as Director (Marketing), GAIL (India) Limited.
An Instrumentation & Control Engineer from NSS College of Engineering, Palghat in Kerala, Ranganathan is an MBA with specialisation in marketing. He has close to 35 years of rich and diverse experience in Oil and Gas sector, particularly in project execution along with Operation & Maintenance of natural gas pipelines, gas marketing, business development and business information systems entailing engineering and planning, process management, scope management, resource management, schedule management, enterprise resource planning, technology upgradation, vendor management and quality assurance.
A firm believer in leveraging technology for business solutions, Ranganathan played a pioneering role in using technology towards SMART working in the field of O&M and project Management.