Chairman

Dr. Ashutosh Karnatak
Director (Projects), GAIL

Prior to his appointment as Director (Projects), Dr. Karnatak served as Executive Director (Projects) in GAIL. During his rich career span of over 30 years, he has managed diverse infrastructure projects such as construction of cross country trunk pipelines like Dabhol – Bangalore,Dahej-Vijaipur, Dahej-Uran, Dabhol-Panvel, CGD networks in Mumbai, R-LNG terminal at Dabhol, and building projects like, LPG gas processing plant at Gandhar, besides spearheading wind and solar energy projects.

He has authored books on oil and gas sector(Asian Gas Grid – A critical analysis of its feasibility), project management(Project Management of Hydrocarbon Pipelines – A Journey) and self-development(Yes! You Can; Words Have Power). He is the proponent of the movement called PI-PI-CI (“Positive India – Projectised India – Competent India”). He has developed an innovative Project Monitoring and Controlling technique called ‘Arjuna – (MC4E2)ec’, and capability building model named ‘BeDoPhe’. Besides this, he has avid interest in astrology and is engaged in a number of social and developmental initiatives.

Email ID: akarnatak@gail.co.in

Member

Dr. Uddesh Kohli
Senior Advisor, UNGC (Chairman, Admin Committee, GCNI)

Dr. Uddesh Kohli, B.E.(Hons), MBA and Ph.D in Economics, is presently the Chairman Emeritus of Construction Industry Development Council, Chairman of Construction Industry Arbitration Council and Engineering Council of India. He is also Secretary General of International Federation of Training & Development Organizations (IFTDO) and Senior Adviser in Global Compact Office of UN Secretary General, promoting this Programme in India. He is Independent Director on the Boards of several companies and a Member of the Board of Governors of IIM, Kozhikode.

Dr Kohli has been Adviser, Planning Commission, the Chairman & Managing Director of Power Finance Corporation (PFC), Chairman of Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) and Consultancy Development Centre, President of Council of Indian Employers (CIE) and All India Management Association and Member of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He has worked as Consultant with several United Nations organizations and the Asian Development Bank.

Email ID: ukkohli@yahoo.co.in

Member

Mr. Arun Kumar Jain
Managing Director, Flour Daniel India Pvt Ltd

Mr. Arun Kumar Jain is the General Manager and Project Operations lead for Fluor in India. Mr. Kumar Jain has 31 years of experience comprising project management, global engineering execution of EPC projects for power, oil and gas, refineries, revamp, and industrial projects. He also has international experience with Fluor across a broad spectrum of assignments and projects for a vast clientele.

Email ID: arun.Jain@fluor.com

Member

Satyajit Ganguly
Managing Director, ONGC Tripura Power Company Ltd (OTPC)

Email ID: satyajit.ganguly@otpcindia.in

Member

Balvir Talwar
General Manager, HSE & CSR, BHEL (Secretary, GCNI)

Email ID: btalwar@bhel.in

Member

Kamal Singh
Executive Director, Global Compact Network India

Email ID: kamal.singh@globalcompact.in

Member

Ms. Sunita Sule
Director-Corporate Affairs, South-Asia, BASF- India

Sunita is part of the 9 member Management Committee of BASF in India and as Corporate Affairs Director heads Government Relations, Corporate Communications and CSR for BASF in South Asia. She is also a part of the Corporate Affairs Leadership Team in Asia Pacific. She has studied Economics, Germanistics and Business Administrations and has international work experience in countries like Germany, Belgium and Hong Kong.

Email ID: sunita.sule@basf.com

Member

Vinod Pandey
Head-Governmental and External Affairs, Sustainability Communications, CSR, BMW Group India

Email ID: vinod.Pandey@bmw.in

Member

Niresh Kumar
Director, Strategic Partnership, American India Foundation

Email ID: niresh.kumar@aif.org

Member

Sanjiv Layek
Executive Secretary, WASME (World Association for Small and Medium Enterprises)

Email ID: es@wasmeinfo.org

Member

Tom Thomas
CEO, Praxis

Email ID: tomt@praxisindia.org

Member

R.C. Gupta
Advisor (Finance & Admin), GAIL

Email ID: rcggail@gmail.com