E.S. Ranganathan

GAIL India Ltd.

Director, Marketing

Shri E.S. Ranganathan, Director (Marketing) is an Instrumentation & Control Engineer possessing an MBA with specialization in Marketing. Shri Ranganathan possess a rich experience of close to 35 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, Marketing, 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. He started his career in GAIL in 1985 and has been associated with the Hazira Vijaipur Jagdishpur Pipeline. He has also worked as Head of Regional Pipeline System in Cauvery Basin and in charge for Operation and Maintenance of Regional pipeline system in Krishna Godavari Basin. Shri Ranganathan has worked as Executive Director (Corporate O&M) and General Manager (Projects) in GAIL (India) Ltd., 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. He was also Managing Director of Indraprastha Gas Limited (IGL) for 4 years, the largest City Gas Distribution company of India. In IGL, Shri Ranganathan has spearheaded the expansion of operations into Haryana, UP and Rajasthan in the country and International foray into New Yangon Project in Myanmar. Shri Ranganathan has been conferred with Forbes India Leadership Awards 2019 for his role in leading IGL. He has also been adjudged the winner in star PSU category in Business Standard Annual Awards 2019. A firm believer in leveraging technology for business solutions, Mr 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. Shri 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) 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). Mr Ranganathan has been a Consultant to ADB in revamping of Gas Pipeline System in Afghanistan, and has represented the country in Pipeline Operators Forum based in Netherlands. He is also current Chairman of GAIL’s International LNG Trading arm GAIL Global Singapore Pte. Ltd., LNG plant operator Konkan LNG Limited and CGD company Bengal Gas Company Ltd. He has also held board level position in CUGL - Central UP Gas Limited (a CGD entity operating in Kanpur and Bareilly in UP) and MNGL – Maharashtra Natural Gas Limited (a CGD entity operating in Pune).

Sessions With E.S. Ranganathan

Wednesday, 3 March

  • 12:45pm - 01:15pm (CST) / 03/mar/2021 06:45 pm - 03/mar/2021 07:15 pm


    Role of Gas in the Energy Future

    Panel Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability Gas & LNG
    Four linked themes—Signposts from 2020, character of enterprise, Innovative technology, and the politics of climate change—guide this plenary session’s insights into the role of gas in the energy future. What are the lessons of 2020 for the future of gas? Will supply chain bottleneck challenges be a regular feature for the industry? From start-ups driven by individual entrepreneurship to state-owned entities, gas companies are highly diverse: How will these organizations develop and work together in the gas industry of the future? Recent decades saw new technologies transform gas demand and gas supply. CCGT opened the generation of electricity to gas, increasing efficiency and reducing emissions as it did so; the shale gas revolution transformed supply, with geopolitical impact. Are there prospects for new transformative technological innovations in gas? Emissions management and carbon removal continue to drive international political discourse: How will the politics of climate change influence the role of gas in the energy future?