Ayush Gupta

Director HR, GAIL

Mr. Ayush Gupta is a 1992 batch Electrical Engineer from IIT Roorkee and MBA in Operations Management. He has over 30 years of varied and rich experience in the field of Training and Human Resource Development, Talent Acquisition, Leadership Development, Performance Management, HRD Initiatives, Project Management, Operations and Maintenance.

He started his career with Insilco Ltd. as a GET prior to joining GAIL (India) Limited. Shri Gupta joined GAIL in the year 1998 as Dy. Manager (Electrical) at Agra and Firozabad City Gas Distribution Project. There he was involved in implementation of the city gas distribution network in Taj trapezium zone and led several initiatives for bringing down the stock loss in the region. A series of new programmes and L&D interventions including the successful Mentoring Program, Individual Development Programme (IDP) for Senior Executives and remodeling of ET Orientation Programme were launched during his tenure at GAIL Training Institute, Naida. He has successfully led the improvements in various HRD system, process and practices including the digital initiatives for better engagement and enhancement of employee experience. He has been instrumental in formulating talent acquisition strategies to build a strong human resource pipeline for the organization. He is currently also on the Board of Directors of GAIL Gas Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of GAIL.

He is recipient of the prestigious Chevening Rolls Royce Science, Innovation, Policy and Leadership fellowship from UK Government in 2013, Winner of the National Corrosion Awareness Award 2004 and Emerging HRD Thinkers Award in 2011. He is also the co-editor of the book titled 'Natural Gas Markets in India' published by Springer International and has to his credit several best papers awards for papers published and presented at national and international forums.