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Mr. S K Srivastava Mr. S. K. Srivastava
Former Secretary, Ministry of Coal
Government of India

Mr. Srivastava, Former Secretary (Coal) is an IAS Officer of 1978 batch (Assam-Meghalaya Cadre). He is a post graduate in Political Science has specialisation in the domain of Finance. Before joining Ministry of Coal, Government of India as Secretary in June, 2012, Mr. Srivastava was holding the post of Special Secretary in the Ministry of Mines, Government of India. In the Ministry of Mines he looked after the aspect of Mining not only in India but also abroad besides being instrumental Mining Policy and Mines & Minerals Development & Regulation Act (MMDR Act).

Mr. G C Chaturvedi Mr. G. C. Chaturvedi
Member, The Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority
Former Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas
Government of India

Mr. Chaturvedi is an IAS Officer and having a rich and wide administrative experience of more than 34 years. He has completed his post graduation in Physics and obtained a masters in social policy from the London School of Economics. During his services, he has held various senior level positions like Joint secretary, Ministry of Finance, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Special Director General (Finance & Accounts), Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports etc.


K D Tripathi Mr. K. D. Tripathi
Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
Government of India

Mr. Susheel Kumar
Secretary, Ministry of Coal
Government of India

Mr. Swarup is a 1981 batch UP cadre IAS. He is a post-graduate in Political Science.He started his career as a Collector & DM kheri district in Uttar Pradesh and served the state government in various capacities before moving to centre. In central government, he has served in the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Labour & Employment and Cabinet Secretariat.

Alok Perti Mr. Alok Perti
Former Secretary, Ministry of Coal
Government of India

Mr. Perti holds a bachelor’s degree in science and a master’s degree in physics from the University of Allahabad. He has completed a master’s course in social planning & policy in developing countries from the London School of Economics, UK. Mr. Perti was Secretary in the Ministry of Coal, Government of India. He has worked in various capacities with the Central Government and the Assam Government. Recipient of Energy And Environment Foundation Global Excellence Award 2013 in Coal Sector.

Anil Razdan Mr. Anil Razdan
Former Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of India
Chairman, Energy And Environment Foundation, India

Mr. Razdan, IAS Former Secretary of Power, Government of India, also served as an Additional Secretary of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas of Govt. of India. Mr. Razdan has held important assignments in the State Govt. of Haryana and Govt. of India, from time to time. He is an IAS Officer of 1973 batch from Haryana Cadre. He has rich and varied experience in various sectors like Energy, Tourism, Urban Development, Industries, Education, Water Resources, etc. He has been an Independent Director of Bharat Electronics Ltd. He has been Director of HPCL. Mr. Razdan served as a Part-time Director of ONGC, GAIL India and Additional Director of Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. He is an alumnus of St. Stephen's College, Delhi for B.Sc. (Hons.), Physics and Faculty of Law, Delhi University for LL.B.

Energy & Environment Foundation

Anil Razdan Dr. Satish B. Agnihotri
Former Secretary Co-ordination, Cabinet Secretariat
Former Secretary MNRE, Government of India

Ben De Waele Dr. Rashid Alleem
Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority, UAE

Dr. Michael Green
Managing Director
UCG Engineering Ltd, UK

Prof. Tom James
Co-CEO & Chairman
Navitas Resources, Singapore

Capt. S. R. Patnaik
Chief Executive Officer
International Shipping and Logistics,FZE, UAE

Mr. Deepak Kannan
Managing Editor, Asia Thermal Coal
S&P Global Platts, Singapore

Dr. (Prof) Hari Vuthaluru
Department of Chemical Engineering
Curtin University, Australia

Mr Ravi Baboolal
Managing Director
Coal Concepts, South Africa

Vinay Prakash Mr. Vinay Prakash
Adani Enterprises Limited

Mr. Vinay Prakash a mechanical engineering graduate, PG Diploma in Operations & Materials Management and a MBA in Finance, he has diversified experience across power plant maintenance, port marketing, shipping & logistics, materials management, coal mining and trading. Mr. Vinay is the youngest CEO of Adani and is currently responsible for Coal & Coke trading, Bunkering, Mining-India & Indonesia. Beforejoining Adani group in 2001, he has worked with Aditya Birla group for 8 years in various roles. Under his leadership the coal trading business has grown with a CAGR of 24.5%. Adani is the largest coal supplier in India and amongst the top 3 coal suppliers in the world. Apart from India, Adani group has already started supplying coal to China, and plans to spread its wings to Taiwan, Vietnam, Korea, Japan etc.

Adani Enterprises

Dr. Andrew Minchener OBE Dr. Andrew Minchener OBE
General Manager
IEA Clean Coal Centre, UK
IEA Clean Coal Centre, UK

Mr Sutirtha Bhattacharya Mr. Sutirtha Bhattacharya
Coal India Ltd

Mr. Bhattacharya, an IAS officer of 1985 (Telangana cadre), formally assumed the charge as CMD of the coal mining monolith Coal India Limited. Prior to this he was CMD, Singareni Collieries Company Limited. He is a Physics graduate from Presidency College, Kolkata. Mr. Bhattacharya has vast and varied experience across different government sectors and positions. He was collector and District Magistrate of Prakasham District. As Principal Secretary (Energy), Government of AP, his prime concern was to ensure quality power supply at reasonable price to all consumers in the state.

Coal India

Mr. Ajay Kumar Dwivedi
Director (Exploration)
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd.
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd

Mr. Gurdeep Singh
NTPC Limited

Mr. Thomas Mathew
President, Reliance Technology Group
Reliance Industries Limited

Senior Energy Analyst on Coal to represent
International Energy Agency, France

Mr. Ashok Ganesan
Managing Director
GE Power India Limited

Mr. Solairaj Perumulsamy
Business Development Manager
ZEMAG Clean Energy Technology GmbH, Germany

Mr. V. K. Arora
Chief Mentor
Karam Chand Thapar & Bros. (Coal Sales) Ltd.

Ms Aya Yoshida
Head of Division, Asia Pacific and Partnership Division
International Energy Agency

Dr. Anirbid Sircar
Director, School of Petroleum Technology
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University

Tshepo Kgadima Mr. Tshepo Kgadima
President & CEO
LontohCoal Ltd., South Africa
LontohCoal Ltd., South Africa

Ashok Balyan Dr. Ashok Balyan
CEO (Oil & Gas)
Reliance Group
Reliance Group

Mr. R. R. Mishra Mr. R. R. Mishra
Western Coalfields Limited
Western Coalfields Limited

Randeep Grewal Mr. Randeep Grewal
Chairman and CEO
Greka Drilling Limited
Greka Drilling

Mr Suvojoy Sengupta Mr. Narendra Taneja
National Convener, Energy Cell
Bharatiya Janata Party

Thomas Schulz Mr. Thomas Schulz
Group CEO
FLSmidth, Denmark

D D Misra Mr. D. D. Misra
Director (HR)

Mr. Misra has a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Lucknow, he joined ONGC in January 1985. Starting his career from the Baroda office of ONGC, his result-driven and self-motivated approach at work was noticed soon and led to his relocation to Dehradun as Executive Assistant to the then Member (Personnel) of the ONGC Board. The rich exposure in this assignment was buttressed with experience gained in leading HR teams in various regions of ONGC – Assam, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Uttarakhand. He is the recipient of the ‘Young Executive of the Year’ award and has been instrumental in ONGC securing the ‘Earth Care Award - 2008’ for mitigating Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Mr. Misra strongly believes in the power of engagement in aligning the employees’ interests with the vision of the organization. As Director (HR) of ONGC, his chief agenda would be to professionally steer the 33,000 plus geoscientists, engineers and managers manning the energy company, under a formidable national mandate given to ONGC. A suave gentleman, his prime passion is wildlife photography.


D D Misra Mr. Tony Eyres
Senior Investment Specialist
Austrade, Australia

Jona Pillay Mr. Jona Pillay
Executive Director, Coal Gasification Coal To Liquids
Jindal Steel & Power Limited

Mr. Pillay has a Bachelor Technical Degree in Chemical Engineering and an MBA. He has 21 years of process industry experience. He started his career with Shell/BP refining. In 1995 he joined Sasol South Africa, mainly on Coal to Liquid Operations in Secunda. He joined the Sasol Synfuels Executive Management team and was involved in Gasification, Fischer Tropsch, Refining and Water and Ash operations departments. He is currently Head of Jindal Coal Gasification Project, in Orissa Angul, a first of its kind project where Syngas produced through Coal Gasification route is being used to produce DRI. He personally lead the team through Construction and successful commissioning and operation of the plant.

Jindal Steel and Power

B C Tripathi Mr. B. C. Tripathi
GAIL (India) Ltd

Mr. Tripathi is CMD of GAIL (India) Ltd., which is India’s flagship Navratna natural gas company. Mr. Tripathi is also the Chairman of Brahmaputra Cracker & Polymer Limited,Mahanagar Gas Limited and GAIL Gas Limited. In addition, he is Director on the Board of Petronet LNG Ltd., a joint venture of GAIL. Prior to taking over as Chairman of GAIL, Mr. Tripathi was Director (Marketing) of the company. He has over 30 years of experience in the domain of project planning, management & execution, Operations &Maintenance and marketing.


Mr. Prabhat Singh Mr. Prabhat Singh
Managing Director & CEO
Petronet LNG Limited, India
Petronet LNG Limited

Mr. Tom Albanese Dr. Bharat Bhargava
Director General
ONGC Energy Centre

Mr. Tom Albanese Mr. Uma Shankar
Sr. Vice President- Project Management
Adani Enterprises Ltd.
Vedanta Resources plc

Mr. Sudhir Vasudeva Mr. Sudhir Vasudeva
Former CMD

Avinash Chandra Dr. Avinash Chandra
Former Director General DGH

Dr. Chandra was first Director General of Directorate of Hydrocarbons, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Govt. of India. His Indian government appointments include working with the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, the Oil Industry Development Board, the Oil Coordination Committee and the Energy Division of the Planning Commission. His international experience includes working with oil companies in the North Sea, Ireland, Libya and the Gulf of Mexico. He has done his PhD in Petroleum Geology from Imperial College London.

M P Narayanan Dr. M. P. Narayanan
Former Chairman
Coal India Ltd., NLC

Dr. Narayanan worked in various coal mines of National Coal Development Corporation for more than 20 years. He was appointed as Director (Technical) of Central Coalfields Ltd. and later promoted as CMD of Central Coalfields Ltd. Later he was appointed as Chairman of Neyveli Lignite Corporation. Finally he took over as Chairman of Coal India Ltd and retired in June 1991. Currently, Dr Narayanan is Vice Chairman of World Mining Congress, President of GIS Development, President of Centre for Science, Development & Media Studies (CSDMS) & President - All India Movement for Seva.

Mr. (Captain) R. S. Sindhu Mr. (Captain) R. S. Sindhu
ACB India Ltd

Mr. Rudra Sen Sindhu completed his bachelor’s degree in arts in 1976 from Birendra Narayan Chakrabarty University and joined the Indian Army in 1977. After completing the short service commission period of five years, he joined his family concern, M/s. Mitter Sen and Co., which was then engaged in the business of iron ore mining. Mr. Rudra Sen Sindhu has been with our Company since its incorporation in 1997. He has approximately 30 years of experience in the field of coal mining and mining logistics. He has business interests in a number of companies engaged mainly in the business of mining and logistics, coal beneficiation, power generation, manufacturing of portland cement, sponge iron and steel, stock broking, print media, finance and tourism. He has been the Chairman of the Expert Committee on Coal since 2008 and the Co-Chairman of the National Coal Committee of ASSOCHAM since 2009. He is also engaged in several charitable activities and has been actively involved in social activities like rehabilitation of Gujarat earthquake victims as well as setting up schools in rural areas.

ACB India Ltd

Mr. (Captain) R. S. Sindhu Mr. Deepak Mahurkar
PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. (Captain) R. S. Sindhu Ms. Vartika Shukla
General Manager (Process Design and Development)
Engineers India Ltd.

Professor (Dr.) Asok De Prof. (Dr.) Asok De
National Institute of Technology Durgapur
National Institute of Technology Durgapur

C R Prasad Dr. C. R. Prasad
Former CMD, GAIL India
CMD, Everest Power Private Ltd, India

Dr. Prasad has over 40 years of experience in Indian Energy Sector with thorough exposure to various facets of the industry such as Exploration and Production of oil and natural gas, Engineering and Construction of large oil/gas production complexes located offshore, setting up of mega petrochemical complexes, petrochemical production etc. He worked as CMD and Director (Marketing & Planning), GAIL India. He also acted as the Chairman of Mahanagar Gas Ltd., British Gas and Government of Maharashtra formed for distribution of city gas in Mumbai. He also Chaired the Board of Indraprastha Gas Ltd., Delhi, a joint venture company of GAIL, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. and Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi formed for distribution of city gas and supply of Compressed Natural Gas to the transport sector in Delhi.

Everest Power Pvt Ltd

N N Gautam Mr. N. N. Gautam
ACB India Ltd, India

Mr. Gautam has been associated with ACB India Ltd since 2009. He is also associated as Advisor to Board of Directors in the field of Marketing and Business Development. He holds Ist Class Mine Manager's Certificate of Competency (Coal) from DGMS, Dhanbad. He was Director (Technical)/Advisor (Projects) with Ministry of Coal, Government of India.


Kuldeep Chandra Mr. Kuldeep Chandra
Former Executive Director (R&D)
ONGC, India

Mr. Chandra, Formerly Executive Director (R & D) at ONGC, has a master's degree in physical chemistry. He is the founding member of the geochemistry laboratories at ONGC. During his tenure of four decades at ONGC, Chandra has worked at various work centers of ONGC, introduced state-of-the-art geochemical methodologies, and groomed many scientists to cater to the requirements of geochemical data acquisition and applications. He is a recipient of the National Mineral Award of the Government of India and several other international and national awards for his contributions to geochemistry and for development of integrated petroleum exploration systems.

K A Sinha Mr. K. A. Sinha
Former Director (T)
Coal India Limited
Min Mec Consultancy Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Sinha has 57 years practical field experience on mining under ground and open cast with related activities including planning design covering all management aspects. He hold B.Sc. (Mining Engg). Currently Mr. Sinha is Chairman of Min Mec Consultancy Pvt. Ltd.

Partha Bhattacharyya Mr. Partha Bhattacharyya
Former Chairman
Coal India Ltd

Mr. Bhattacharyya is former Chairman Coal India Limited, during his period Coal India joined the exclusive club of Maharatna CPSEs, pursuant to launching of the largest Indian IPO ever seen in 2010. The Forbes magazine recognized him as a high achiever of the year 2010. He has also been featured in a document published by Tata McGraw Hill released in Mumbai on February 10, 2011, as one of the transformation leaders of Corporate India. Notable among the many awards & accolades received. CSIR nominated Mr. Bhattacharyya as the Chairman of the Research Council of Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research (CIMFR), Dhanbad for 3 years from April 2010. Mr. Bhattacharyya hails from a well educated freedom fighter’s family.

Deepak Fertilisers And Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd

Mr. S. C. Tripathi Mr. S. C. Tripathi
Former Secretary P&NG
Government of India

Mr Tripathi, Former Secretary to the Government of India, has valuable administrative and management expertise and had held important positions under Governments of Uttar Pradesh and National and International Levels. He is a retired I.A.S. officer and currently involves himselves in rural economy and cooperation. He had spent nearly 20 years in Finance and Industry sector at various levels. Mr. Tripathi holds an M. Sc. and a L.L.B. degree, a P. G. Diploma in Development (Cantab), and a Diploma in Management from A.I.M.A. He is also a recipient of Energy And Environment Foundation Global Excellence Award 2012 in Petroleum Sector.

Mr. Suresh Mathur Mr. Suresh Mathur
Former MD & CEO
Petronet LNG Ltd

Mr Suresh Mathur, Former MD & CEO of Petronet LNG Limited (PLL), displayed remarkable professional competence in setting up India’s first ever LNG terminal at Dahej in record time and finalizing one of the largest LNG supply agreements in the world for 25 years, resulting in augmentation of natural gas supplies to the country. He also pioneered the initiation of the Global Tendering Process of LNG procurement. The business acumen demonstrated by Mr. Suresh Mathur as Head, International Trade, IOC Limited in procuring crude oil and petroleum products from Malaysia, Australia, Nigeria, Algeria and Egypt etc during the Gulf Crisis of 1990-91 helped not only in managing supplies but also in raising adequate funding to finance imports.

Dr V K Garg Dr. V. K. Garg
Former Chairman
Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission for Goa and Union Territories

Dr. Garg served in Indian Economic Service for 17 years shifted to Public Sector to serve for another 17 years before he superannuated as CMD of Power Finance Corporation Ltd. Dr. Garg a PhD in Business Administration has served Energy Sector, Power and Oil, in various capacities at senior positions. Under his leadership PFC made successful transition for Mini Ratna to Navratna PSU.

Dr. B. S. Negi Dr. B. S. Negi
Former Member
Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board

Mr. Negi has 41 years of experience in the areas of Oil Refining, Fertilizers, Gas Processing, Transportation, E&P and Gas Sourcing. He has been associated with import of LNG to India from Qatar, Iran, Algeria, Yemen, Australia etc. After superannuating from GAIL (India) Limited as its Director (Business Development) Shri Negi wad appointed by the Government of India as Member of the first Oil & Gas Sector Regulatory Board (PNGRB) in 2007. He has authored two books on LNG an Indian Scenario and LNG an Emerging Global Market.

Dr. T. S. R. Prasada Rao Dr. T. S. R. Prasada Rao
Chairman, Sarasijam Technologies & Advisor
GTC Technology Inc.

Dr. T. S. R. Prasada Rao, Chairman, Sarasijam Technologies & Advisor GTC Technology Inc. Dr. Rao brings 40 years of industrial experience including chief executive leadership roles at two national laboratories, the Indian Institute of Petroleum and the Central Building Research Institute. Recognized globally with 17 awards, Dr. Rao has developed and commercialized more than 10 technologies and published 150 papers, 50 patents, and 3 books. Dr. Rao has shaped India's science, technology, and energy policies by serving on several industry and government commissions.

GTC Technology Inc.

Basudev Mohanty Mr. Basudev Mohanty
Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board
Petroleum & Natural Gas Regulatory Board

Tahir Husain Dr. Tahir Husain
Professor & Associate Dean (Research)
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Memorial University of Newfoundland

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