Advisory Board Members



Phistream Consulting’s Advisory Board provides high level intellectual and strategic guidance to the team. Its members are reowned leaders in their own niche. All members of the Advisory Board participate in their personal capacity.

  • Mr. D. K. Sharma - Principal Advisor

    Mr. D. K. Sharma (Former Executive Director, Fortune 500 - Oil & Gas Company) is a Petroleum Marketing veteran with more than 36 years’ experience has joined Phistream Consulting as Principal Advisor. Mr. Sharma had worked as Retail Country Head of a Fortune 500 Oil Major in India. Besides, he was its Corporate Management Committee member for more than 5 years and a member of the Marketing Division Core Group for 3 years. He was on the Board of foreign Subsidiary of Oil Major for a period of 3 years. Mr. Sharma is awarded the “Retail Leadership Award” for 2018 by the “Rural Marketing Association of India”.
    During his service, he has had varied experience in diverse Leadership positions including as a State Head of Gujarat, one of the large states in the country, Retail and Institutional Head of different state offices. Mr. Sharma worked as Executive Assistant to Director Marketing of Oil Major for 8 years, where was closely involved in Evolving and Executing its Marketing Plans. He also worked in Field for a large number of years and developed a good understanding of Sales Management and Team games at the grass-root level.
    He worked closely with International Consultants in Marketing Transformation programs in general and Retail Transformation in particular at various times including his tenure as Retail Country Head. His areas of interest also included Brand Positioning and evolution of Retail Brands.
    Mr. D. K. Sharma has a deep understanding of Marketing Management including insights on Market Segmentation, Product differentiation, Communication, and Brand Management. He also has expertise on SOPs on Petroleum Retailing.

  • Mr. Balendra Kumar Nath - Principal Consultant - City Gas Distribution Projects

    Mr. Balendra Kumar Nath has joined Phistream Consulting as Principal Consultant - City Gas Development Project. He carries an extensive hands-on national and international experience of over 34 years in Oil and Gas Sectors specializing in City Gas Development Projects. He has worked as part of senior management with organizations like Indraprastha Gas Limited, GSPC Gas Limited, JSW Ispat Steel Limited, Jubilant Oil & Gas Pvt Ltd & Oil India Limited. Mr. Balendra Kumar Nath has handled various international projects which includes City Gas Distribution Project across Nigeria and Solar Power Projects in Dominican Republic.

    Mr. Nath has extensive experience with Engineering, Procurement, Installation and Operation and Maintenance of Gas Distribution Systems, Group Gathering Stations, Gas Processing Plants, Gas Compressor Stations, Gas Dehydration Plants, City Gas Development Projects (CNG and PNG).

    Apart from his technical know-how, he has been helping organization with functions like market research & demand assessment, feasibility study, planning, budgeting, execution, operation and maintenance of projects including JV Company formation, MoUs/Shareholder, agreements and related regulatory issues, sourcing of gas and Gas Sales & Purchase Agreements, Gas Transportation Agreements and related regulatory issues. Mr. Nath has also been extensively involved in coordination with the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Ministry of Steel, Ministry of Power, GAIL, GSPC and other oil and gas companies for natural gas-related, regulatory and administrative matters.

  • Mr. Rakesh Narula - Principal Consultant - Cross Country Pipeline Projects