D V Shastry

Executive Director, Training, R&D & Start-ups, GAIL & Director, GAIL Gas Ltd.

Mr D V Shastry is an astute professional with passion for L&D and Human Resource Development (HRD). A strategic thinker and facilitator of change, he possesses more than 36 years of rich and multifarious experience in Oil & Gas Sector.

Presently working as Executive Director in GAIL (India) Ltd. (a Maharatna PSU) and Director on the Board of M/s GAIL Gas Ltd., Mr. Shastry heads GAIL’s three verticals – Training, R&D and Start Up.

He has also worked as Director (Personnel) in Electronics Corporation of India Ltd (ECIL), a PSU under Department of Atomic Energy.

Mr. Shastry is M.Tech (Energy Systems Engg) from IIT,Bombay with PG Diploma in Management (DIM) & Advanced Certificate in HRM (ACHRM). Prior to dedicating to HR/HRD domain, he has had experience in the domains of Project Management and Operations & Management of Natural Gas Pipelines and Gas Processing Plants.

Apart from performing the key roles in various areas of HR and HRD, his major contribution has been in bringing transformational changes, particularly in the areas of Talent Acquisition, Performance Management, Training & Leadership Development, Mentoring, Employee Engagement & OD and establishing a strong Industry-Academia Interface.

It is under his leadership that GAIL’s Corporate Training Institute (GTI) has been transformed as a World Class Centre of Excellence in Natural Gas sector.

He is the recipient of many national and international awards like “DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR AWARD” by ISOL Global Foundation at Chicago, (USA), ISTD “EMERGING HRD THINKER AWARD", “Asia-Pacific Leadership Award”, etc.

He is actively involved with and is holding important positions in various professional bodies/institutions like Member, Board of Studies (BoS) - AIMA, Member, GC & BoS - Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE), Member, General Body (GB) – FORE Society, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology (RGIPT), etc.

He is a member of national & international professional bodies like SHRM, NHRDN, NIPM, ISTD, ASME, etc. He is also a Member of Jury for the prestigious FICCI Higher Education Excellence Awards.

Mr Shastry has a deep interest in spirituality, ancient Indian literature/scriptures, music and yoga, etc. He is also an erudite writer having several publications to his credit.

He has widely travelled across the globe in pursuit of his professional activities.