Mr. Prabhat Singh


Mr. Prabhat Singh, a visionary professional in the hydrocarbon sector, is credited with putting India on the world gas map. Armed with 35 years of diverse experience of executing several projects including the execution of the world's longest exclusive LPG pipeline from Jamnagar to Loni, he has redefined and reshaped the hydrocarbon industry. He currently serves as the CEO and MD of Petronet LNG. IIT Kanpur has conferred upon him the Distinguished Alumnus Award 2016 for professional excellence.


Mr. Prabhat Singh completed his bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1980. Since then, he has worked in the Hydrocarbon Industry both in MNC (British Gas) and Maharatna PSUs (GAIL, NTPC, EIL), etc. successfully executing diverse roles including Project Planning, Execution & Management, Exploration & Production, Training & Organizational Reforms and Business Development & Marketing.

He has served as a Chairman of Ratnagiri Gas and Power Private Limited (RGPPL) erstwhile Dabhol Power Company. During his tenure, he commissioned the 5 MMTPA LNG regasification terminal at Dabhol. At British Gas (India), he headed the Upstream Business Development and Strategy Divisions. He has also served as the Director of Marketing at GAIL and Chairman of GAIL Global Singapore Pte Ltd. (GGSPL), a global trading arm of GAIL at Singapore currently engaged in creating value & managing India's pioneering efforts towards global LNG business. At GAIL, he led a highly human-oriented change management initiative titled 'Project Parivartan' that put people at the heart of corporate purpose to address the changing business environment.

Mr. Singh has been instrumental in putting the country on the world gas map, India being one of the first countries to have sourced LNG (based on Henry Hub) from the US. One of his major contributions has been the execution of the world's longest exclusive LPG pipeline from Jamnagar to Loni. The project was recognized by the Asian Development Bank as the 'Best Managed Project' of the year. He has also been instrumental in ushering in the 'Open Access Common Carrier Principle' in India. He is one of the core contributors to the concept of gas pooling for the power & fertilizer sector which is under successful implementation. He has also been a member of the National Auto Fuel Policy of MoPNG & member of the Governing body of Rajeev Gandhi Institute of Petroleum and Technology, Rai Bareilly.

Considered a visionary in the hydrocarbon industry, he was appointed as the CEO and MD of Petronet LNG in July 2015.

Achievements and Honors

  • Recipient of Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2016 by IIT Kanpur