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 H. K. Srivastava

Nominee Director

Mr. H.K. Srivastava presently working as Executive Director (Marketing -Petrochemicals) in GAIL India Limited is having varied experience across gas value chain and has been Managing director of Aavantika Gas Limited, a city gas distribution company in MP for 5 years.

Being an Electronics and telecommunication engineer started his career as Instrumentation Engineer in fertilisers industry and gained vast experience in process automation. He has been instrumental in commissioning of Petrochemical plant at GAIL Pata and later on C2C3 recovery project at GAIL Vijaipur. He has rich experience in pipeline project, Last Mile Connectivity, designing of the gas delivery stations and metering stations.

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Shri K. K. Chatiwal

Nominee Director

Mr. Kamal Kishore Chatiwal is the Managing Director of Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL), the largest CNG distribution company of the country. Prior to joining IGL, he was Executive Director (O&M, LPG Pipeline) & Zonal ED, Jaipu.

He is an alumni of the prestigious IIT Delhi and has a rich domain experience of over 32 years in Oil & Gas Sector particularly in Project Execution and Commissioning of Mega Petrochemical Projects, Operation & Maintenance of Gas Processing units, Natural Gas Compressor Station and Cross-country LPG Pipeline.

 His expertise also extends to preparation of DFR/scheme for pipeline project, last mile connectivity, production of Green Hydrogen, ammonia, specialty chemicals and renewables.

 He has been actively involved in conceptualization, approval and licensor selection process of India’s 1st Propane Dehydrogenation (PDH) unit and also Polypropylene (PP) plant at GAIL-USAR.


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Shri Mohit Bhatia

Nominee Director

Mr. Mohit Bhatia is presently working as Director (Commercial) in Indraprastha Gas Ltd. (IGL), the largest CNG distribution Company of the country.  IGL is a joint venture of GAIL (I) Ltd. and BPCL along with Govt. of NCT of Delhi. He was serving as Chief Executive Officer of Haridwar Natural Gas, a joint venture of BPCL with Gail Gas, at Haridwar before joining the current assignment. He has been in leadership roles like State Retail Head of Punjab, Chandigarh and Jammu & Kashmir and Territory Manager of LPG in New Mumbai.  In course of his career in BPCL, Mr. Bhatia has overseen as well as executed sales and marketing activities to deliver an enormous increase in the sales of oil, LPG as well as Natural Gas.

Mr. Bhatia possesses a degree in Civil Engineering from NIT, Suratkhal, Karnataka and an MBA in Marketing from SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai. He is a result oriented & experienced senior leader having over 31 years of experience in the oil & gas sector in the areas of Operations, Engineering and Marketing subsequent to joining BPCL in 1993.

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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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