Bhuwan Chandra Tripathi
Senior Advisor Greenko
A mechanical engineer with over 40 years of experience in the energy and infrastructure sector, Mr. Bhuwan Chandra Tripathi, was the youngest person to become a chairman of any Indian public sector company in 2009. He was one of the founding employees of GAIL in 1982 and went on to becoming Executive Director (Projects) in 2004, followed by Director (Marketing) for 2 years and the Chairman and Managing Director of the organization for a decade.
Widely regarded as one of the finest CEOs in the country, Mr. Tripathi navigated GAIL through several challenging times. During his tenure as the CEO, he steered the organization towards 3X increase in physical asset base, 3X increase in turnover, 65% increase in market capitalization and 2X increase in PAT. He is the recipient of 2019 ‘Best CEO Award - PSU’ by Business Today for taking GAIL to record financials.
He has multi faceted experience starting from project execution, to setting up city gas distribution businesses, petrochemicals businesses in GAIL and BCPL and setting up of LNG trading and shipping capabilities for the Maharatna. Mr. Tripathi led GAIL to a Global Top 10 gas player as a multi asset portfolio company with presence across gas value chain in multiple geographies of India, USA, Singapore, Myanmar and Egypt. He has established multiple companies such as Brahmaputra Crackers and Polymers Limited, GAIL Global Singapore, GAIL Global United States and has served in board level positions of companies such as PetronetLNG, IGL and MGL.
He has executed projects worth $8 Bn. in natural gas pipelines, petrochemical plants, exploration & production, LNG import terminal, LNG shipping, city gas and renewable energy. Mr. Tripathi introduced many corporate governance initiatives to make GAIL one of fastest growing companies in India, garnering recognition on multiple occasions and excellent comments from government and statutory bodies. He is skillful at contract negotiations and stakeholder management with extensive experience under changing political and bureaucratic backdrop. As his legacy, he left GAIL as a debt-free company with pipeline of $7 Bn. approved projects in natural gas pipelines, petrochemical plants, fertilizer, coal gasification, LNG terminal and city gas projects. He is an energy, petrochemicals and infrastructure sector veteran and is a key industry expert driving national policy reforms for the oil and gas sector.
Currently, Mr. Tripathi is devoting his time to spearheading clean energy transition and energy security for the country by being actively involved with the Greenko Group, largest renewable energy company in India exploring utility scale renewable energy storage and clean energy technologies. He also an advisor to Essar Oil Mauritius and to largest gas utility company in Europe, Snam S.p.A. He is a member of the Board of Directors at Deepak Fertilizers and Petrochemicals and Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar.