DEBASISH Nanda has taken over the management of business development of Coal India Limited (CIL). He worked as executive director (gas) at Indian Oil before becoming director-BD at CIL.
A Mechanical Engineering graduate from UCE Burla, Sambalpur University, Debasish Nanda is a Production Engineering graduate from REC Rourkela and has a Masters in International Business from IIFT, New Delhi.
He joined Indian Oil in 1988 as a management trainee in the marketing division and spent 11 years in the marketing of Servo Lubricants. Subsequently, he joined the business development group in 1999. He had a stint in business development activities including expansion of overseas lubrication business, POL exports, establishment of Indian Oil, etc before joining Indian Oil’s gas business in 2009.
Debasish Nanda ran Indian Oil’s ‘Natural Gas’ business, which had a turnover of over Rs 20,000 crore. He has developed many robust strategies to increase Indian Oil’s penetration in the natural gas sector. He has also held various liaison positions with MoP&NG, PNGRB and other industry bodies. He chaired the US-India Energy Task Force, led work on RLNG pipeline exports to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, and was granted HP-HT domestic gas aggregator status for urea plants.