09 July 2020

Executive Connect

Dynamic leader

NVS Reddy, MD, Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd is heading the mega Hyderabad Metro Rail project (72 km) with an estimated cost of `14,132 crore ($2.11 billion) under public private partnership (PPP) with innovative financial engineering is his bold initiative in mass transit systems and infrastructure development. It is the world’s largest Metro rail project being implemented in PPP mode.He has over 33 years of managerial and administrative experience and has held several senior Government positions. During his varied assignments, he contributed to systemic improvements in Indian Railways and won many awards. As Director (Finance) of a power distribution company of Government of Andhra Pradesh, he successfully turned around the loss making company in a short span of one year. As Additional Commissioner of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, he built a lot of public amenities through innovative ways, without spending from public exchequer. He also built four important flyovers in Hyderabad city. He is known for his financial acumen, engineering innovation, open minded approach and leadership qualities. He is an expert in Rail Transportation, Power sectors, Finance, Urban Transportation, Urban Governance, Project Structuring, Project Management and PPPs. He has been associated with implementation of many important projects including the mega Konkan Rail project on the west coast of India. He has varied interests and lectures on a variety of topics in prestigious engineering and management institutes in India and abroad.





Souma Ray, Director, Haulotte India Private limited has been with the company since its inception in 2012. HIPL is subsidiary of Haulotte Group France, one of the leading manufacturer of Aerial Work Platforms and Telehandlers. Souma is a mechanical Engineer with over 24 years wide and varied experience both in India and internationally. Prior to embarking on his assignment of setting up Haulotte India operations, he was Business Head at GMMCO in Chennai heading their SEM Division. He is a proven leader with Sales and Marketing expertise. With his relentless efforts over the past 5 years in providing the best Sales and Service support to the customers, he has been successful in making HAULOTTE the leading and preferred brand of Aerial access equipment in India and the neighboring SAARC countries. Today he is considered to be one of the few experts in the field of AWP in India. He has now taken up the challenging tasks of taking his company to the next level. With the huge business opportunities being thrown up by the emerging market, Souma is spearheading Haulotte Group’s vision to take their business to new highs in the years ahead.






Jasmeet Singh, Head- Corporate Communications & External Relations, JCB India Limited has over 15 years of experience in the Construction Equipment Industry. He currently heads Corporate Communications and External Relations for JCB India Limited, India’s leading manufacturer of Construction and Earthmoving equipment. A production Engineer with an MBA in Marketing, he has experience in Sales and Marketing of Capital and Industrial goods is both, Regional and Headquarters based roles. He also heads the Defence Business at JCB and manages part of the company’s skill initiatives through Operator Training Centres across 14 locations in India.

He is the General Secretary of the FIA (Faridabad Industries Association) and is a member of ICEMA (India Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association). Jasmeet also represents JCB at the UKTI (UK Trade and Investment), UKBC (UK Business Council) and BBG (British Business Group) in India. Based at JCB India’s Headquarters at New Delhi, he is an avid Golfer.






Mangesh Wadaje is Director and CEO at Highbar Technocrat Ltd, an associate company of Highbar Technologies (An HCC group company) is the key person who drove SAP business of Highbar Technologies as business head and now steering Highbar Technocrat to focus on integrated value added solutions to businesses to take them to next level. As an employee with an entrepreneurial mindset, he has been instrumental in convincing the HCC Group management in starting IT business through Highbar Technologies. With more than 22 years of experience in Construction, Infrastructure and IT Industry, he is one of the pioneering change leaders to adopt world class ERP for Infrastructure and Construction Industry in India. He led ERP implementation project at HCC which has become international reference case study. He is honored as one of the three Asians on SAP’s global advisory committee on product improvements for Infrastructure industry. He was also recognized by CIO Magazine -IDG group as one of the top 20 upcoming CIOs.


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