17 October 2018

Executive Connect


Nitesh Gangaramani, Director, Al Fara’a Group – India is regarded as one of the most successful and dynamic young leaders in the country who has played an active role in facilitating co-operation between different functions, various chambers of commerce and government regulatory authorities in India to set up the Al Fara’a India operations. A Civil Engineering graduate from Mumbai University and a Post Graduate in Construction Management from NICMAR, Project Management Program (PMP) from USA, further he completed his MBA in Construction and Finance from Manchester University, UK. He is also specialized in Business Process Re-engineering, Financial Control, Commercial Operations, Profit Center Management, Business Excellence, and Quality Management. His managerial capabilities include Strategic Planning, Budgeting, Administration, Customer Service, Human Resource Management, Project Management, Leading Multicultural Resources, Construction, Manufacturing and Strategic Execution. Nitesh possesses excellent working skills and knowledge along with good communication and interpersonal traits, talent for problem solving and proven ability to work in highly professional environment with multicultural people. For his outstanding contribution in the construction sector he has been conferred with many prestigious awards.




Seasoned Strategist

Amit Uplenchwar, CEO- E&C, Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) is a seasoned business leader with deep experience in the Infrastructure and Energy Sector, having handled areas of operations, revenue, profitability, growth, business development and project management. Prior to joining HCC, Amit was President at Adani Ports & SEZ Group and was heading Business Development of all 10 Ports of Adani Group. Additionally, he was also responsible for Strategy and was part of the team deciding on investments in new businesses. He was also heading mergers and acquisitions for Adani Ports and SEZ. Amit was also Managing Director of the EPC division of Dodsal Engineering & Construction, Dubai, UAE. In his decade-long tenure with Dodsal, Amit held various other positions, including Deputy Managing Director – Business Development, Executive Director – Corporate etc. His key achievements included developing & executing Strategic initiatives, M&A activities, Project Implementation, Control & Cost reduction, Organization Culture change etc. In the initial stages of his career, he worked as a Management Consultant with Arthur Anderson in their Energy, Infrastructure and Industrial practices. Amit is a MBA from Maastricht University, Netherlands. He is also a Mechanical Engineer and has done his Post Graduation in Marine Engineering.





Chemical Expert

Arijit Basu, Managing Director, Sika India Pvt Ltd, is a dynamic professional with a career spanning more than 20 years in sales, management and business development. A science graduate from Kolkata University, followed up with PGDBM (Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management) also from Kolkata. Thereafter, an Executive Leadership Workshop at Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore and Leadership Development Program at IMD, Lausanne (Switzerland). He is proficient in devising strategic business plans for organizational growth. He has a diverse skill set which includes Strategic Planning, Lateral Thinking, Business Management and leadership skills aligned to create a profitable growth. In 2016 he was felicitated by the Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Excellence Award for outstanding individual achievements. His leadership style is “Listen Learn Act Adopt Deliver”. He loves reading and spending quality time with his family when he is not working!






Harsh Pareek, Regional Sales Director, India and SAARC, Trimble Solutions India i s responsible for developing the sales strategies and operations for Trimble Buildings franchise, (which includes Architecture, Structures and GC-CEC), identifying new market opportunities and executing Trimble’s business strategy in the region. Harsh brings over 19 years of expertise in Building Information Modelling, Cloud Computing, Advance Surveying Techniques, Transportation Planning, Constructability and Project based software implementation in the AEC industry. Prior to joining Trimble, he worked with Bentley Systems and Autodesk in various capacities for well over a decade.

Harsh holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from NIT, Calicut. His unique portfolio of industry experience, skills and passion is an asset to a rapidly expanding presence of Trimble in the Indian Subcontinent.

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