Dr. Ashutosh Karnatak carries a rich experience of over 37 years in the hydrocarbon sector and has assumed charge of C&MD, GAIL on 01 August 2019. He is also concurrently serving as Director (Projects), since March, 2014. A lifelong learner, Dr. Karnatak an Electrical Engineering alumni of HBTI, Kanpur is a post graduate from IIT, Delhi and is also a Fellow Doctorate of UPES, Dehradun. A multi-talented personality and a keen academic, Dr. Karnatak has authored several books on a range of topics including project management, Oil & Gas and self-development. He is proponent of movement called PI-CI-PI (Positive India-Competitive India - Projectised India)
A lifelong career dedicated to developing large scale infrastructure projects he has acquired hands-on expertise in Contract Negotiation & Management and Conflict resolution. Dr Karnatak has also developed an innovative Project Monitoring and Controlling technique called ‘Arjuna – (MC4E2)e and also a capability building model named ‘BeDoPe’.
He actively involved in spreading wellbeing in the society through sustainable and impactful actions in resources, energy, environment, education and health.