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Mr Gautam Adani, the Chairman and Founder of the Adani Group, has more than 35 years of business experience. Under his leadership, Adani Group has emerged as a global integrated infrastructure player with interest across Resources, Logistics and Energy verticals.


Mr Adani’s success story is extraordinary in many ways. His journey has been marked by his ambitious and entrepreneurial vision, coupled with great vigour and hard work. This has not only enabled the Group to achieve numerous milestones but also resulted in creation of a robust business model which is contributing towards building sound infrastructure in India.

Mr. Pranav Adani has been active in the group since 1999. He has been instrumental in initiating & building numerous new business opportunities across multiple sectors. He has spearheaded the Joint Venture with the Wilmar Group of Singapore and transformed it from a single refinery edible oil business into a pan India Food Company. He also leads the Oil & Gas, City Gas Distribution & Agri Infrastructure businesses of the Group. His astute understanding of the economic environment has helped the group in scaling up the businesses multi fold.


Mr. Pranav Adani is a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Boston University, USA. He is also an alumnus of the Owners/President Management Program of the Harvard Business School, USA.


Mr. Pranav Adani has been conferred with several awards, Globoil Man of the Year Award 2009 being   one of them.

He is a Cost and Management Accountant, LLB and Company Secretary. He is a seasoned professional with 29 years of varied experience in diversified businesses. He started his career with Kelvinator (now Whirlpool India) in 1989 and subsequently worked with GAIL, Mahanagar Gas Ltd, India Gas Solutions. Prior to joining us, Suresh was working with Reliance Industries ltd. as Sr. Vice President & Head of Commercial (CFO) of petroleum retail business. 

Mr. Maheswar Sahu has done B.Sc. (Engg.) in Electrical in 1977 from NIT, Rourkela and M.Sc. from University of Birmingham in 1994. He joined Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1980. He has served the Government of India and Government of Gujarat in various capacities for more than three decades before retiring as Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Gujarat in 2014. His career span includes more than 20 years of service in industry and more than 10 year of active involvement in PSU management. He had worked more than 3 years in United Nations Industrial Development Organization. He was instrumental in organization of four Vibrant Gujarat events. He served as Director in many CPSEs. He was also Chairman/ Director in many State PSUs. At present he is Chairman in GIFT SEZ, IRM Energy and Independent Director in many companies. His area of specialization includes strategic management, public administration, corporate governance etc. 

Mr. Naresh Nayyar has over 42 years of experience in the Energy sector globally. He has vast experience in development of multi-billion dollar projects, turn down and transformation of stressed companies, development of new markets and global operations in oil and gas industry.


He is a Chartered Accountant and is an alumnus of IIM-Ahmadabad. He has also attended Advance Financial Management programme in Oil and Gas from University of Texas, Dallas (USA).


He was the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Essar Oil Limited (India’s second largest private oil company) and also served as Chief Executive Officer of Essar Energy Plc UK (UK Listed FTSE 100 energy company), Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman of Essar Oil UK Limited, UK (UK based oil Refining and Marketing Company), Director (Planning & Business Development) of Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Chief Executive Officer of ONGC Mittal Energy Ltd, UK. He has also served as Non Independent Director of prominent Energy companies including Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited, IBP Ltd, Petronet LNG Limited, Essar Power limited, Lanka IOC Limited, Srilanka, Kenya Petroleum Refinery Limited, Kenya.

Mrs. Chandra Iyengar holds degree in MA from Miranda House, New Delhi and is an officer of the 1973 batch of the Indian Administrative Services (IAS). Over the course of her career, she has led several departments in the Government of Maharashtra and the Government of India, such as Women & Child Development, Higher & Technical Education, Rural Development, and Health. As the Secretary for Women & Child Development for the Government of Maharashtra, she was responsible for drafting and implementing the first-ever state policy for women’s empowerment in India.


She has served as Additional Chief Secretary – Home Ministry for the Government of Maharashtra and as a Director on the Board of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) and also as a Chairperson for the Maharashtra Energy Regulatory Commission (MERC).

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