Prior to his new role, Kumar was the Managing Director of Indraprastha Gas Limited
Sanjay Kumar assumed charge as Director (Marketing) of GAIL (India) Limited. Prior to his new role, Kumar was the Managing Director of Indraprastha Gas Limited, largest CNG distribution company of India, since April 2022.
Kumar, a Mechanical Engineer from prestigious IIT Kharagpur and an MBA, has a rich domain experience of over 35 years in the natural gas sector. He joined GAIL in the year 1988 and over the next three decades 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 experience has enabled him to gain deep insight of natural gas and LNG value chain.
In 2011, Kumar was tasked with setting up GAIL’s overseas LNG trading subsidiary GAIL Global (Singapore) Pte. Limited in Singapore. This was the first such subsidiary created by any Indian Oil & Gas PSU and over the next five years, he played an important role in developing this subsidiary into a well-established player in the global LNG market.
Prior to his role as MD, IGL, he was also GAIL’s nominee Director on the Boards of Maharashtra Natural Gas Ltd (MNGL) and GAIL Global (Singapore) Pte. Limited.
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