Chairman & Nominee Director

Shri P Anil Kumar graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Government Engineering College Trichur, University of Calicut.

He did his Post Graduation in Management from S.P.Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai.

He was Director in BGRL until merged with BPCL in August 2022.

Mr. Anilkumar started his carrier in BPCL in 1988. During his 33 years, he has worked in the Engineering & Projects department and has executed many Green Field Projects. He has worked in Retail BU heading three territories and was State Head Retail for Tamilnadu & Puducherry.

He has headed three entities in BPCL before his current assignment as Executive Director (Gas BU). As the Head of Infrastructure task force, he has planned and expanded the marketing infrastructure of BPCL to meet its marketing aspirations. As head of Pipeline entity, he focused on improvement of operations and flexibility of the product Pipelines. He also expedited the cross country Projects from Bina to Panki.

As head of Information Systems, ensured smooth integration of the digital initiatives of BPCL as well as automation / simplification of processes to improve efficiency.

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Board of Directors

Shri Kumar Shanker

Managing Director

Shri Kumar Shanker has taken charge of the Managing Director on the Board of MNGL w.e.f. 23rd February, 2023.

He is a Chemical Engineer from B.I.T.S. Pilani with 29 years of rich and diverse experience in the Natural Gas Sector encompassing Commissioning and Operations of Gas Processing Plants, Project Management of Petrochemical Units, Corporate Planning, Marketing and Regulatory functions.

He has comprehensive and extensive experience in Regulatory matters and has been in the forefront on behalf of his Company across a wide spectrum of areas related to grant of authorizations, open access, pipeline tariffs, affiliate-code of conduct etc. He has been actively engaged in several important policy and regulatory changes that have evolved over the past decade in the Indian natural gas sector.

He has worked in various business verticals of GAIL covering several locations in India in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. At present, he is heading the Gas Transmission Marketing and Regulatory Affairs portfolio in GAIL.

In his endeavours, he has been successfully collaborating with multi-disciplinary and cross-functional teams within and outside GAIL for smooth handling of complex and challenging regulatory matters on behalf of the Company. He has been instrumental in launching the highly successful on-line Pipeline Open Access Portal of GAIL which transparently discloses the available common carrier capacities in all GAIL’s Gas Pipelines and provides a single-window platform for common carrier capacity bookings from anywhere, anytime, even through mobile phones.

He is also currently a co-chair of a sub-committee on Low Emissions Gas Task Force formed under the US-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership.

He has made important presentations on various policy and regulatory matters to the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, NITI Aayog and the Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB), and they have all been well received for its thoughts and ideas.

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Shri Sanjay Sharma

Director Commercial

Shri Sanjay Sharma has taken over as Director (Commercial) of Maharashtra Natural Gas Limited on 30th January 2021. Shri Sanjay Sharma has over 29 years of rich experience in the Oil and Gas sector, spanning across a spectrum of diverse functions such as LPG Operations, Retail Operations, LPG Marketing, Retail Marketing, etc. besides working in different departments and States of India.

Shri Sanjay Sharma started his career with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL), a Maharatna PSU under Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Govt. of India in 1991.

His tenure in various capacities during the last three decades witnessed major events at BPCL and included successful implementation of projects like Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) and various flagship schemes of Govt. of India.

Shri Sanjay Sharma has completed B.A. (Hons.) in Economics and is a postgraduate in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations from Punjab University, Chandigarh.

Prior to his appointment as Director (Commercial), MNGL, he was working as a State Head (LPG) – Odisha & Jharkhand.

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Shri Sanjay Kumar

Nominee Director

Shri Sanjay Kumar has joined GAIL in the year 1988 and over the next 3 decades has worked in various roles across domains including Gas Marketing, LNG Sourcing/Trading/Shipping, Business Development, Gas Transmission, Projects Management & Gas Pipeline Operation & Maintenance. This cross functional and multifarious experience has enabled him to gain deep insight on all aspects of the gas and LNG value chain.

In the year 2011, Shri Sanjay Kumar was tasked with setting up GAIL’s overseas LNG trading subsidiary GAIL Global (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. in Singapore. This was the first such subsidiary created by any Indian Oil & Gas PSU and over the next 4 – 5 years he played important role in developing this subsidiary into a standalone entity that is now well established in the global LNG business. He has also served as GAIL’s nominee director on the Boards of GAIL’s other overseas subsidiaries viz. Gail Global (USA) Inc. and GAIL Global (USA) LNG LLC.

In his current role, Shri Sanjay Kumar is responsible for overseeing GAIL’s Gas Marketing and Transmission business.

Presently he is also GAIL’s nominee Director on the Boards of GAIL Global (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. and Maharashtra Natural Gas Ltd (MNGL).

He is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur. He also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.

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Shri Pawan Kumar

Nominee Director

A graduate in Industrial Engineering from prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee and post graduate in management from S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai, Mr. Kumar is a senior leader in hydrocarbon space having a rich experience of over 33 years across multiple regions in various roles during his tenure in Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL). He has worked across the entire value chain in LPG sector, including Marketing, Operations, Maintenance, Safety, Training, Strategy, Network Expansion, Distribution Channel Management, Logistics etc.  
Presently he is holding the position of Director (Commercial) in Indraprastha Gas Limited  Before joining the current assignment, he was the Regional LPG Head for Northern Region of BPCL comprising seven states & three Union Territories servicing 2.5 crore customers & 2000 distributors.  He has been the pioneer in implementation of Ujjwala Scheme across states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh and Chandigarh.

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Smt. Bageshree Manthalkar

Independent Woman Director

Mrs. Bageshree M. Manthalkar is an Independent Woman Director appointed on the Board of Maharashtra Natural Gas Ltd. (MNGL) w.e.f. 19th March 2021. She is having a wide experience in social work as she is an active social worker for last 3 decades. she has been primarily working in the field of academic betterment of weaker sections of society, through NGOs such as Swa-Roop-Wardhini and Surajya Sarvangin Vikas Prakalpa. Her focus area was betterment of women from low earning groups and children in slums with academic spark. She is also an elected Senate Member of Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, Maharashtra from Graduate Constituency. Mrs. Manthalkar is a commerce graduate and holds a law degree (LLB) from Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune.

She is also an experienced retailer from her petrochemical retail product’s business.

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