GPS Renewables, a Bengaluru-based biofuels technology and EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) firm, has appointed Santanu Roy as the Principal advisor for its Green Hydrogen vertical under GPSR Arya.
With over 30 years of experience, Santanu Roy recently retired from GAIL as Executive Director, heading Business Development, Corporate Affairs & Sustainability. He was part of the top management team in GAIL for over a decade and has previously headed other key corporate functions – Strategy & Planning, Projects Development, Total Quality Management, and Centre of Business Excellence.
He led the formulation of Strategy 2020 and the Net Zero plan for GAIL and was instrumental in the successful bidding for a stake in ONGC Tripura Power Company, as well as the execution of the Mumbai-Nagpur-Jharsuguda pipeline. He was also responsible for restructuring the debt and equity of Konkan LNG, and setting up new and sustainable business models for CBG (compressed biogas) through PPP route, 1G Ethanol through JV route, LNG by road, and piloting the blending of Hydrogen in City Gas. Additionally, he obtained Board approval for the PDH-PP (propane dehydrogenation- polypropylene) plant and equity infusion in various JVs, and was involved in negotiating MOUs with the Ministry and managing the budgeting activities of GAIL. He was a representative of the Government of India and GAIL at various international forums, including COP 21 in Paris, and served as a nominee Director in several international JVs of GAIL.
Commenting on the appointment, Mohit Gupta, COO, GPSR ARYA, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Santanu Roy as advisor to our Green Hydrogen vertical. His extensive experience and successful track record in the industry will play a significant role in driving GPSR Arya’s Green Hydrogen vision forward”
Santanu Roy, Principal Advisor, GPSR ARYA, said, “It’s an exciting time to be joining a mission-driven company like GPS Renewables that is focused on clean energy. With India betting big on green hydrogen, we need more initiatives like GPSR ARYA that can reduce the country’s dependence on fossil fuels and facilitate a transition to clean energy. The vision to propel India as a net exporter of Energy by 2047 is a real motivation. I am eager to work with the young team to further advance GPS ARYA's green hydrogen vertical and make a positive impact in the industry.”