Ms. Vandana Chanana, Executive Director (CC&CSR) has over three decades of industry experience in the domain of Human Resources and Corporate Communications.
She holds an MBA degree with majors in HR and has been part of the core HR team of GAIL from the initial years of its inception till the year 2003, when she took over as Head of the HR Department in Indraprastha Gas Limited. Her HR experience spans almost all facets of the HR function in particular, in the area of Employee Relations & HR Policy formulation. Her overall experience has also been enriched by her positioning in the Corporate Planning Department of GAIL.
Over the last decade, she has been heading the Corporate Communication & the CSR Departments of the Company. In both the functions, she has been instrumental in introducing a structured & systems-based approach & redefining their roles in the Organisational structure, being recognised/awarded amongst external stakeholders .
She has been part of the industry think tank in the domain of CC & CSR and has been actively engaged in different aspects of the functions – policy formulation, seminars/workshops, training faculty at industry level, as well as other forums including DPE, SCOPE, GIZ, CSR Hub etc. She has been instrumental in internalizing CSR at GAIL and in the organisation achieving a high level of proficiency in CSR implementation and being awarded for its CSR initiatives from various platforms.
Besides the professional functions, she has been representing the Company at various women centric forums and has been recipient of individual recognitions.