Manoj Jain

GAIL India Ltd.

Chairman & Managing Director

Mr. Manoj Jain, a Mechanical Engineering Graduate and MBA in Operations Management possesses rich and diverse experience encompassing more than 34 years with GAIL (India) Ltd. in the areas of Business Development, Projects, O&M, Petrochemicals, Pipeline Integrity Management and Marketing which has allowed him to gain insight and knowledge across multiple business units and functional areas. As Chairman and Managing Director of GAIL (India) Limited, Mr. Manoj Jain is also currently Chairman of GAIL GLOBAL (USA) Inc. (GGUI), GAIL GLOBAL (USA) LNG LLC (GGULL), Mahanagar Gas Limited, Brahmaputra Chemical and Polymer Limited and GAIL Gas Limited. In his previous stint as Director(BD), he was responsible for building GAIL’s Business Portfolio in India and abroad, Merger and Acquisition, Petrochemical O&M and Expansion, Exploration & Production, R&D, Start–Up, Health Safety & Environment management, Quality Management, Project Development including feasibility study and investment approval for new pipelines, process plants, renewables etc. Mr. Manoj Jain was responsible for Gas Marketing activities in his role as Executive Director (Marketing-Gas). He also spearheaded the installation and commissioning of the USD 1.4 Billion grassroots Petrochemical complex, as Chief Operating Officer of Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Ltd, (BCPL). Earlier, Mr. Jain worked in Operation & Maintenance at the Corporate Level for a number of years and his experience includes managing logistics of Gas Business with a perspective of Operation and Management of all pipelines of company and in the process played a significant role in establishing the National Gas Management Centre (NGMC) and systems and procedures for transmission and marketing of comingled gases.


Tuesday, 27 October

  • 06:45pm - 07:20pm / -

    Executive Conference

    Growing Share of Gas in India's Energy Mix: What is realistic?

    To diversify India’s energy mix and develop a gas-based economy, India has set an ambitious target of increasing the share of natural gas in its primary energy mix from 6% to 15% by 2030. The government has launched targeted reforms for development of natural gas infrastructure, expansion of city distribution networks, market-determined gas pricing, and increased domestic gas production. For LNG developers, India therefore offers great potential.

    What are the prospects and challenges for increasing the share of gas in different sectors of the economy?
    What role can LNG play to support that objective, and how can the global gas market support India’s import needs?
    What needs to happen to further promote India’s LNG imports?
    Is the current price regime adequate for gas to reach 15% of the primary energy mix?
    Is gas a competitive commodity at the consumer level to grow the share of gas for power and industrial uses?
    What are some international best practices for gas markets and pricing that can be adapted for India?