Sanjay Kumar

GAIL India Ltd.

Executive Director, Gas Marketing

Sanjay 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. In 2011, Sanjay 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 an important role in developing this subsidiary into a standalone entity that is now well established in the global LNG business. In his current role, Sanjay is responsible for overseeing GAIL’s Gas Marketing and Transmission business. Sanjay is also GAIL’s nominee Director on the Boards of GAIL Global (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. and Chairman of 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. 

Sessions With Sanjay Kumar

Wednesday, 3 March

  • 02:10pm - 02:40pm (CST) / 03/mar/2021 08:10 pm - 03/mar/2021 08:40 pm

    Strategic Dialogue

    Global LNG: Where in the cycle are we?

    Panel Markets/Economics/Strategy Gas & LNG

    After a tumultuous year in which spot LNG prices swung from record lows to record highs and billions of dollars of final investment decisions were postponed, what will 2021 bring? The looming wave of capacity expansion is set to be the biggest ever with the recent FID on the Qatari mega-projects adding to the record level of sanctioning in 2019. How will this wave affect global gas markets—and returns on project investments—in the years ahead? Complicating matters, while underlying fundamentals suggest that the surplus conditions that characterized much of 2020 will likely still be in play, this outcome is not guaranteed. Participants face the challenges of making investment and contracting decisions at an uncertain stage of the cycle, as well as a greater focus on capital discipline.