"The common factor underlying all great economies is their infrastructure. It is the driver that boosts growth & acts as a force multiplier. Given the government’s plan to turn India into a manufacturing economy, the need for Infrastructure is even greater."
ABHAY KUMAR MISHRA
CEO, Mumbai Metro One
Abhay Kumar Mishra is the CEO of Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd. He is a visionary business leader with 35 years of rich experience in Real Estate and Infrastructure Sector. He is a Civil Engineer by qualification and an Ex - member of prestigious Indian Railway Services of Engineers. He took voluntary retirement from Govt. of India after serving 23 years in Indian Railway. Prior to joining Reliance, he was associated with Emaar MGF Land Pvt. Ltd as COO-Special Projects in Real Estate Sector.
In 2013, Mr. Mishra joined Reliance and leading its Metro business with great business acumen and astute leadership.
Shri Anil Udhavrao Diggikar, IAS (Maharashtra -1990) has taken over as the new Chairman of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) .
Shri Diggikar is a Bachelor in Civil Engineering and joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1990. He had earlier served as the Collector-Satara, Commissioner – Pimpari-Chinchwad Corporation, Director (Sports) - Pune, Director General – Maharashtra Energy Development Authority (MEDA) – Pune, Commissioner (Co-operative) - Pune, Addl. Municipal Commissioner - Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, etc. Prior to his appointment as Chairman, JNPT, he was Vice Chairman & Managing Director of Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation Ltd. (MSRDC).
Shri Diggikar has undergone courses in “Quantitative Methods and Operational Research for Public Policy and Management” from IIM-Bangalore, “Advanced Courses on WTO” from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade-New Delhi, and Administrative Staff College-Hyderabad, “Ethics in Public Governance” from ICCG-Panchgani, “Leadership Development Programme” from IIM-Indore, etc.
"While planning, designing and during execution, care must be taken not to include any factors on later date leading to delays & complications. This will optimize the cost and quality of Infrastructure"
PROF M N SREEHARI
Advisor, Govt of Karnataka
Prof. M.N Sreehari has over 40 years of experience as a Professor in Civil engineering. He was working at MSR Institute of Technology as professor before joining to RV College of Engineering, Bangalore in 2009 as Professor for Post-graduate studies for Highway Technology. Currently, he is working as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for M/s Consortia of Infrastructure Engineers, head quarters at Bangalore. He has been actively involved in research since 1976 & published over 110 research papers in various international journals, conferences & seminars. During this period he has authored 12 text books in engineering covering basics for engineering students. He has worked as traffic engineering advisor & consultant to several corporate large scale builders in India for their various projects. He has supervised over 1150 projects related to traffic, transportation & infrastructure, Traffic impact assessment and at the same time he has delivered more than 450 technical lectures at various institutions in India & abroad. He is the founder chairman of an NGO (Traffic Engineers & Safety Trainers) consistently working in the field of traffic & road safety. During this time he has educated over 4 lakh road users on road safety. In the year 2004, he became the advisor to Government of Karnataka, for traffic, transportation & infrastructure & an expert member to Bangalore infrastructure development. Prof.Sreehari, is member to more than 12 professional bodies like Institution of Engineers (IE), Indian Roads Congress (IRC), Indian Road Transport (IRT), Indian Society of Technical education (ISTE) and several others. He has been an advisor to Government of Maharastra and Government of Goa for MONO RAIL project and Road connectivity works under Jn NURM schemes respectively and advising the Chie Ministers. He is presently advising National Highways Of India for Road Safety Initiatives. He has conducted Road Safety Auditing for more than 25 National Highways in India as a Road Safety Expert. Presently he is associated in writing Road Safety Manual and advising Allied Boston Company for initiating ISO & Road Safety requirements for PWD's.
Prof.M.N Sreehari has received several awards & honors such as, Best Engineer for Bangalore (2000), Man of the year for India (2009), Karnataka Padma Bhushana award from the state Government (2008), Honored by State Government for best engineering services (2000), & many more.In the year 2000 he started Consortia of Infrastructure Engineers, serving consultancy services in traffic & transportation engineering &has been the chief executive officer of this organization presently.
President, Infrastructure Advisory, CRISIL
Sameer Bhatia is the President of CRISIL Infrastructure Advisory, a division of CRISIL Risk & Infrastructure Solutions Limited (CRIS), which is a fully owned subsidiary of CRISIL. CRISIL Infrastructure Advisory is one of the leaders in the areas of infrastructure policy, development and transaction advisory services.
Sameer has more than 20 years of rich consulting experience across Business Strategy, Corporate & Competitive Strategy, Project Feasibility, New Market Entry and Process & Operations Improvement. He has strong domain expertise across a range of sectors including Energy & Resources (Oil & Gas, Power & Mining), Transportation and Logistics, Real Estate & Special Economic Zones and Industrial Products Manufacturing & Services. Sameer has handled more than 250 consulting engagements across these sectors, as partner/engagement leader.
Apart from advising large corporates and government/PSUs in India, he has also worked with clients in the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and large multi-nationals (MNCs) across the globe. Sameer has a strong track record of leading the Advisory practice in the Middle East, based out of Dubai.
Sameer has a post-graduate diploma (MBA) in Business Administration from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (Pune) and a degree in electrical engineering from VJTI, Mumbai. Prior to joining CRISIL, he was a Senior Director (Partner) in the Consulting practice of Deloitte in India.
"Infrastructure growth is the key to `Accelerating India’s Progress’. Urban Infrastructure, Industrial Infrastructure and Smart Cities are all interlinked to achieving a better quality of life for our citizens."
MD, Tata Projects
"In order to sustain ourselves as the fastest growing economy in the world, we require a huge infrastructure push, where the objective is to culminate all programs of "Smart Cities", "Make in India", Digital India", "Swacch Bharat", "Start up India" of The Government and the Prime Minister of India, into "Infrastructure India".
Chairman, Ravin Group of Companies
Mr. Karia is the Chairman and Managing Director of Ravin group of Companies, consisting of various Companies around the world. He has also been a part of various committees and has been panelist and guest speaker on various occasions, both in conferences as well as televised programs.
He has held various posts such as the Chairman of IEEMA cable Division for 8 years; Executive Council Member, IEEMA for the 4 years; He has also been on the Organizing Committee of Elecrama 2010 and Elecrama 2012 and is on Organizing Committee of Elecrama 2016; He was the Chairman of Cable Wire 2009 and Cable Wire 2011, the largest technical conference of the cable Industry in India; He has been the Chairman of the Cable Conclave 2010, which was attended by the Minister of State for Power; He is the Chairman of the Safety Conclave 2012.
As Chairman of Cable Division of IEEMA, Mr Karia has initiated changes in the working of the industry and improvements in customer service. He has devoted time and efforts to mould and make positive changes in the working of the body, by creating an interface with the customer and the Industry. With successful Cable Conclaves like Cable Wire, he has tried to create a different level for the cable industry and emphasized on usage of quality products. He has been instrumental in launching a special program on SAFTEY and ELECTRICAL Products to bring about awareness drive for using safe cables.
As a Chairman and Managing Director of Ravin Group of Companies, he has been instrumental in building the group from a small family owned company to a large global organization, which exports to more than 50 countries around the world, and is the only cable company to have a manufacturing presence outside India.
His expertise & knowledge of the sector is not just been limited to growing his company, but he has selflessly tried hard for the improvements in the industry as a whole.
His aim is, not only to promote and propagate excellence in all segments of manufacture and marketing, but also to become one of India's first "complete" power infrastructure company, with end to end specialized solutions which will not only be the most technically and technologically advanced, but will also be cost effective in terms of value for money.
MD, Maccaferri Environmental Solutions
Mr Vikramjiet Roy, a first generation entrepreneur, graduated in commerce from the prestigious St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata and further became an Associate Member of ICWA!. Mr Roy possesses experience of more than 20 years, holding leadership positions in businesses ranging from Industrial Products, Civil Engineering Solutions to Core Infrastructure and Environment Management construction. He has been one of the early proponents of geotextiles/ technical textiles in the country and has made worthwhile contribution in this domain.
Mr. Roy founded Sargon Geosynthetics Ltd. in 2003 rapidly growing and developing it from a newly launched venture to a formidable exponent of specialized civil engineering solutions using geosynthetics in India. Sargon stood at the threshold of taking the next steps towards becoming a market leader, when in late 2006; the Officine Maccaferri group of Italy successfully acquired Sargon and merged it into its Indian business with Mr. Roy at the helm of affairs as the Managing Director. Mr Roy has lead the company to an unprecedented growth within the Maccaferri Group worldwide, growing it 20 times in the last 7 years, thereby establishing Maccaferri as the undisputed industry leader in its space in India while also cementing the technical leadership by enabling the recruitment, training, development and nurturing of the brightest talent in the industry.
Mr. Roy stays actively involved in national and international industry forums and associations. He was awarded for Business Excellence for achieving exponential growth in spite of a very challenging global economic scenario in 2008.
Deputy Managing Director & President
Mr. S.N. Subrahmanyan, 55, is Whole Time Director, Deputy Managing Director and President, Larsen & Toubro. In addition, he heads L&T Construction (erstwhile ECC), is a Non-Executive Director on the Board of L&T Infotech Limited and President – L&T Infotech and President – L&T Technology Services. He is also responsible for the Metallurgical & Material Handling (MMH) and Shipbuilding business verticals.
With a degree in civil engineering and a post-graduate qualification in business management, Mr. Subrahmanyan commenced his professional career with L&T in 1984 as a project planning engineer and soon made a name by successfully setting up the Ready Mix Concrete business for the first time in India. Apart from completing several challenging infrastructure projects across verticals over the years, he has played a crucial role in securing and managing EPC contracts for the construction of four major international airports in India at Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Delhi and Mumbai. Among his list of accomplishments are the mandates to build the tallest statue in the world – the Statue of Unity - and the development of dedicated freight corridors that will realign the dynamics of freight movement in the country. The construction division is among the top 30 global contractors and by far the largest construction organisation in the country.
Largely responsible for establishing L&T Construction as a significant EPC player in the Middle East, Mr. Subrahmanyan has spearheaded and won several large projects in Oman, Qatar, Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia like the Salalah Airport in Oman and a big interchange and road project in UAE. The Riyadh Metro project is one of the largest international orders bagged by L&T thus far; while the Doha Metro, the AL-Wakrah Road Project both in Qatar and the Abu Dhabi Airport airside works have been won in the face of stiff international competition. He has also led the spread into Africa and L&T Construction is already making its presence felt especially in North and East Africa.
He brought to the fore the expertise of ‘Design and Build’ construction solutions on an EPC (Engineer Procure Construct) basis and is one of the first exponents of aluminum formwork systems and an early adopter of precast technology for housing projects.
With his elevation to the role of Deputy Managing Director and President, Mr. Subrahmanyan has the overall responsibility to guide the fortunes and build Larsen & Toubro. As Non-Executive Director, Mr. Subrahmanyan is also leading L&T Infotech, a global IT services and solutions provider, to strengthen existing relationships while forging new strategic partnerships and be a key decision maker for offering smart world solutions.
He has held and continues to play vital roles on various industry bodies, construction institutions and councils.
Much awarded and recognised for his significant contributions, Mr. Subrahmanyan has been Construction Week magazine’s ‘Infrastructure Person of the Year – 2012’, ‘Contractor CEO of the Year’ at the Qatar Contractors Forum & Awards function in 2014 in Doha, ranked 36th in ‘2014 Construction Week Power 100’ and accorded the Leading Engineering Personality award in the event ‘Glimpses of Engineering Personalities’ by the Institution of Engineers (India). He has also been voted the ‘Construction World – Man of the Year 2015’ by Construction World magazine.
Chairman of Tata Projects Limited
Mr. Sowmyan Ramakrishnan is the Chairman of Tata Projects Limited, Tata Power Trading Co Ltd and also a Director on the Board of Nelco, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited, Coastal Gujarat Power Limited, Tata Power Solar Systems and Director on foreign companies viz. PT Arutmin Indonesia, IndoCoal Resources (Cayman) Ltd, Adjaristsqali Netherlands, BV and OTP Geothermal Services, Indonesia, etc.
Mr. Ramakrishnan possesses over 32 years of professional experience and expertise in Operations and Project Management and has been associated with the Tata Group for more than 30 years. In the past too, Mr. Ramakrishnan has held many senior positions within the Tata Group. He was the Deputy Managing Director of Indian Hotels Company Limited, the Managing Director of Tata Teleservices Limited, the Managing and Executive Director of TATA Teleservices (Maharashtra) Limited, the Chairman and Director of AGC Networks Limited, a Director at Tata Housing Development Company Limited, a Director and later Additional Director of Automotive Stampings & Assemblies Limited.
He also held Director positions at The Tata Power, Af-Taab Investments, Powerlinks Transmission Limited and Maithon Power Limited.
Mr. Sowmyan Ramakrishnan holds a B Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Mr. Sowmyan Ramakrishnan took over as Chairman effective from 29th January 2016, post cessation of Mr. Prasad R Menon's tenure.