Gautam Ray, 61, graduated in Electrical Engineering from Calcutta University in 1981 and completed Post Graduation in Electrical Power System in 1983. Presently, he is Executive Director of CESC Limited, age-old power utility serving the city of Kolkata for more than 100 years. He is also President (HR), Power Group of RPSG. Mr. Ray has an experience of 37 years of working in Power System operations and load dispatch, before he migrated to HR & Admn. He is responsible for HR and Administration for CESC, along with the entire HR process for the new initiatives under CESC, which includes, new power projects and new distribution businesses, training initiatives, etc.
He was instrumental in working on a collaborative project with Singapore Power for improvement in Distribution Sector. He also established AIPM (Asia Institute of Power Management) under CESC, which imparted training and consultancy services for many power utilities of India and neighboring countries.
He is the recipient of Energy Administrator of the Year Award from Association of Energy Engineers, USA : India, Kolkata Chapter. He has received Top Gear Award for excellence in performance and Outstanding Achiever’s Award at RPSG Group level.
He is the Chairman of National Safety Council - West Bengal Chapter, Former President - Calcutta Management Association for 2015-16 and 2016-17, Senior Vice President & Managing Committee Member - Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Chairman - (HR & IR Committee) - CII (ER), Member of National HR & IR Committee – CII. Presently he is serving as Vice Chairman of IIEST Alumni Cell and Co-Chairman of Energy Committee of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry.