GERMI People
Shri D.J. Pandian

Shri D.J. Pandian, IAS
Chairman & Managing Trustee
GERMI, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

Principal Secretary
Energy & Petrochemicals Department
Government of Gujarat, India

Mr. D. J. Pandian is a Senior Officer belonging to the Indian Administrative Service, having more than 30 years of experience in Public Policy & Administration. He is currently the Principal Secretary to Government of Gujarat in Energy & Petrochemicals Department, which coordinates public & private sector power utilities to provide quality power at affordable cost to various consumers in the state. The department also facilitates industries in the entire value chain of the petroleum & natural gas sector i.e. upstream, midstream and downstream activities to secure the energy needs of the nation.

Prior to the current assignment, Mr. Pandian served as the Chief Executive Officer of Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC) and its group companies for 8 years. During his tenure, he converted GSPC into a giant Oil & Gas company with presence in the entire Value Chain of Hydro Carbon Sector. He has developed an extensive gas grid network for transmission & distribution of natural gas throughout Gujarat. Through his visionary policies & programme implementation skills he has developed City Gas Distribution systems in most of the districts of Gujarat with active public & private participation. He was also instrumental in setting up a modern university (Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University) to provide highly skilled technical manpower to the industries in the petroleum and allied energy sectors. In his current assignment he is instrumental in setting up the biggest Solar Park in Asia.

Earlier Mr. Pandian worked as Deputy Secretary in Capital Market Division of Ministry of Finance, Government of India, New Delhi. During his assignment he was instrumental in liberalizing government policies for foreign capital inflow. His successful stint in the Ministry of Finance, Government of India enabled him for a special assignment with World Bank in Washington DC during 1998-2001.

Shri Tapan Ray

Shri Tapan Ray, IAS
Vice Chairman & Managing Trustee
GERMI, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

Managing Director,
Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation Limited
GSPC Bhavan, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

Mr. Tapan Ray is the Managing Director of GSPC and holds degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, post graduate in public policy from Princeton University, USA and a master in public administration from Syracuse University, USA. He also holds a degree in LLB (general) from MS University, Baroda and LLB (special) from Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, and diploma in International Law and Diplomacy from Indian Academy of International Law. He is a senior IAS officer having administrative and corporate experience of approximately 28 years. Mr. Tapan Ray was principal secretary (Economic Affairs), Finance Department in GoG from June 2006 to November 2009. He was a non-executive director of GSPC from the year 2006 to 2009. Mr. Tapan Ray was appointed as the Managing Director of GSPC on November 9, 2009.

Shri Amin M. Petiwala
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