Jiledar Singh is currently managing director of Green Gas Limited, a joint venture between GAIL (India) Limited and Indian Oil Corporation Limited. In his current role, Singh is responsible for envisioning company policies and bringing about changes to enhance growth, profits and shareholder returns.
Prior to joining Green Gas, Singh was the officer in charge of GAIL’s liquefied petroleum gas plant at Bharuch, Gujarat. Under his leadership, the plant achieved its maximum operational efficiency while maintaining the highest safety standards. He also handled the project for mechanical erection and commissioning of GAIL’s mega integrated petrochemical complex and its operations and maintenance (O&M). Singh also worked towards cross-country pipeline O&M, city gas distribution (CGD) and piped natural gas (PNG) for industrial users in Agra and Firozabad. He played a key role in checking the losses in the PNG industrial segment.
Singh started his career as an executive engineer at the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation in 1984. During his 12-year stint there, he gained experience in commissioning of exploratory oil wells in Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir and played an key role in commissioning Asia’s first sour gas processing plant at Hazira, Gujarat.
A mechanical engineer from Harcourt Butler Technical University, Kanpur, Singh also holds an MBA and an international executive diploma in project management. While working as an executive engineer at ONGC Hazira, he was instrumental in convincing workers to call off a seven-day strike. Also, during his stint at GAIL, he along with the maintenance team repaired the damaged flare system to ensure timely completion of the Pata petrochemical plant in Uttar Pradesh. He describes these two instances as the most memorable of his career.
Singh is quite optimistic about the CGD sector. As natural gas is cleaner, environment friendly and cheaper, he says, it is an excellent opportunity for CGD companies to grow. He believes that natural gas will drive growth in the country in the future.
A strong believer in teamwork, Singh prefers to lead by example. In 2018, he received the exemplary leader award at the World HRD Congress. Under his leadership, Green Gas Limited received the gold award at the India Smart Grid Forum for the country’s most progressive gas utility. He describes his wife, Malti Singh, as a pillar of support and source of positive energy. He has two children, a son and a daughter.