Shri V T Chandra Shekhar Rao, Chairperson, Technical Committee
Prof V T Chandra Sekhar Rao is Dean, L&T Institute of Project Management (IPM). In his 38 years of professional experience, He executed large FEED, EPC and EPC(m) projects related to Oil and Gas, Refining, Power, Steel and Industrial sectors and provided guidance to several project managers, engineering managers and construction managers. He held various senior management/ project management positions in the Indian operations of large multinationals. He is a post-graduate in Civil Engineering and is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) from PMI.
Shri Jagdish Salgaonkar, ex-SVP, AECOM & Program Director, Dholera Smart City
Mr Jagdish Salgaonkar has successfully managed over USD 100 Billion in complex, public infrastructure programs in his 40-year career working with AECOM, JACOBS and CH2M. He is a registered Professional Civil Engineer in California, USA and was recognized with the President’s Award for his pioneering work in sustainable development by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, USA. His programmatic work has spanned across the globe in the USA, UK, UAE, HK and India including smart cities, airports, deep tunnels and water reclamation.
Shri Deepak Datta, President & Head Reliance Project Management Group
Mr Deepak Datta is the President & Head of RPMG (Reliance Project Management Group) in Reliance Industries. The majority of his career has been in the EPC industry working in a multi-cultural environment in extreme weather conditions on four continents. Prior to joining Reliance, he was working for Fluor Corp as Sr. VP Project Director and before that he was with Bechtel Corp. He graduated from The University of Waterloo (Canada) with a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering.
Shri S K Roy, ex-Director (Projects), NTPC
Shri Susanta Kumar Roy was Director (Projects), NTPC. Prior to this, he was Executive Director (Projects), NTPC. He was associated with managing the largest station in the country at Vindhyachal. He has worked at Korba, Unchahar, Singrauli, Rihand and Vindhyachal stations. He has more than 36 years of experience in large size coal power Stations in the area of operation, maintenance and project construction. His experience in the power sector includes 10 years of senior management level as O&M Head and Business Unit Head of NTPC’s largest stations at Korba and Vindhyachal. He has rich experience and exposure to the entire life cycle from concept to commissioning of projects. He is a Mechanical Engineering Graduate from REC, Durgapur.
Shri Dharmananda Sarangi, ADG, MoRT&H and Director, IAHE
Mr Dharmananda Sarangi is currently an Additional Director General in MoRT&H along with an additional charge of Director, Indian Academy of Highway Engineers. He has served in various capacities in MoRT&H and the National Highways Authority of India. He has vast experience in the implementation of mega highway projects starting from conceptualization to planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance and management. The Institution of Engineers. He has done BSc Engg. (Civil) from VSSUT, Burla and MSc Engg (Civil) (Structural Engg.) from NIT, Rourkela.
Shri Ravishankar Chandrasekaran, VP & SBU Head (Urban Built Form), TATA Projects Limited
Mr Ravishankar Chandrasekaran is currently Vice president and SBU head (Urban Built Form) at TATA Projects leading businesses of Buildings, Airports, Data Center and Smart cities. Prior to joining Tata Projects, Ravishankar discharged various roles in EPC majors, L&T Construction and AFCONS. He has contributed to the business of IT parks, office spaces and data centres in 30+ modern IT parks for most of the IT majors and global MNCs. He was involved in the construction and delivery of more than 50 million square feet of construction all over India, UAE, Qatar and Mauritius. His specialities include construction planning, Construction technology, proposals, contracts and business acquisition. He has graduated from NIT, Trichy.
Shri R K Sabharwal, Director- Commercial, EIL
Shri RK Sabharwal is currently working as, Director (Commercial) of Engineers India Ltd. He has worked with EIL for more than 33 years. He completed his graduation in Mechanical Engineering from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh and an MBA . He has also completed a course in Export Marketing from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade and has done LLB from University of Delhi. He has been able to successfully demonstrate leadership skills over the years, managing various functions under complex management situations.
Dr K. N. Satyanarayana, Director & Professor of Civil Engineering, I.I.T. Tirupati
Dr Kalidindi N. Satyanarayana is currently the Director of IIT Tirupati. He has been a professor in the Building Technology & Construction Management Division of the Department of Civil Engineering at IIT Madras. He specializes in the areas of project management, construction contracts, construction productivity, construction equipment, C&D waste management and public-private partnerships. He has done B. Tech in Civil Engineering, IIT Madras and his MS and PhD with specialization in Construction Engineering and Management from Clemson University, USA. He is the recipient of many academic awards including the PMI (India) Distinguished Scholar Award (2011).
Shri Vinod Singh, Regional Director, Strategy and BD, Asia, JACOBS (CH2M HILL Singapore Pvt. Ltd)
Mr Vinod Singh is currently Regional Director, Strategy and Business Development (Asia), Jacobs. He has 25+ years of experience across the water and wastewater cycle, across project supply chain and city infrastructure in the Asia Pacific, ASEAN, India and the Mid-East region, based out of Singapore. He has done his postgraduation in civil/environmental engineering & a postgraduate diploma in IT/Digital Management in AEC (Architect, Engineering and Construction) Industry from Salford University
Shri Hariharan Subramanyan, GM & Head, TPL Academy, TATA Projects Limited
Mr Hariharan Subramanyan is currently heading TPL Academy of TATA Projects LTD. and actively involved in strengthening the project management competency of Project personnel in Tata Projects. He has also worked with L&T IPM and was involved in designing and delivering executive development programme. He has published a case study book on Project Management as project managers of L&T. He has a keen interest in developing new methods of teaching and is actively involved in simulation-based project management andragogy.