25 January 2020

Executive Connect


SN Subrahmanyan is a Member of the Board and Sr. Executive Vice President – Infrastructure and Construction and heads L&T Construction, India’s largest construction organisation and the construction arm of Larsen & Toubro. A civil engineer with a post-graduate qualification in business management, during his 31 year old professional career at L&T Subrahmanyan has successfully laid a strong foundation for business development with India Inc. and nurtures long-lasting relationships with clients and associates. He has played a crucial role in securing and managing EPC contracts for the construction of four major international airports in India Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Delhi and Mumbai. His other significant projects include development of several highways and expressways; landmark nuclear and hydropower projects; ports and shipbuilding facilities, various underground and elevated metros, transmission line projects. Under his astute leadership, L&T Construction has been contributing significantly to India’s industrial and infrastructure development and, at the same time, making a name for itself on foreign shores




With over 12 years of creating and implementing cross functional strategies across multiple industries. Jitendra Guha, is Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Neev Energy. His diverse experience includes strategising marketing communications for MNC brands like Samsung, leading a team of product designers and developers to launch a range of luxury accessories, incorporating market research and Intelligence in marketing strategies for Johnson & Johnson in USA and leading a team to segment the US healthcare market to determine appropriate consumer finance products. Armed with MBA from the Ohio State University, USA, Jitendra founded Neev Energy with an endeavour to introduce a technology which would revolutionise the future. His firm has not only been at the forefront of proliferating the LED revolution in India but has fast become one of the most reputed names in the field of engineered LED luminaires. Neev Energy is one of the first in India to follow the Make-in-India model to manufacture LED lighting offering the greatest energy and cost savings. Way to go Guha!




Uzma Irfan, Director, Prestige Group, is reputed as one of the foremost and most enterprising women in real estate in South India. Irfan joined the Prestige Group in 2006 at a crucial juncture when the brand was undergoing rapid expansion and diversification. She can be credited for single-handedly strengthening the public image of the company during this phase. Over the years the Prestige Group has grown by leaps and bounds. Currently responsible for Marketing Communication, Corporate Communication, Branding and all image related initiatives for the Prestige Group as Director for the company, she also dons many other hats among which one is that of Editor of ‘The Luxury Collection’, a luxury magazine. She is also associated with the UB City, an uber chic mall which is a joint venture between the Prestige Group and the UB Group. She was lauded as the ‘Woman Super Achiever of the Year’ at the ABP News Real Estate Awards 2015.




Kalyan Vaidyanathan is the co-founder and CEO of Nadhi Information Technologies Pvt. Ltd., a company that is incubated out of the IIT Madras research park and was named Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 by CII, Chennai.  He has nearly 20 years of combined experience in managing construction projects and enterprise software development and has been published widely on the topic of construction supply chain management, lean construction and the interplay of process and technology for successful enterprise IT solution deployment in national and international conferences. One of his papers “Overview of IT Applications in the Construction Supply Chain” has been published as a chapter in the book titled Construction Supply Chain Management Handbook. Nadhi, a Nasscom Emerge 50, company, is developing analytics based decision support solutions for managing the information flow in construction projects. Their flagship nPulse solution has found wide adoption in the real estate developers, capital project owners, infrastructure companies and EPC contractors. Prior to co-founding Nadhi Information Technologies, Vaidyanathan was Scheduling Product Line Manager at i2 Technologies, a Dallas based manufacturing SCM solutions company. Before that he worked as a Senior Engineer at Simpson Gumpertz and Heger Inc. a structural engineering consulting firm specialising in design, failure investigation, and in building conservation and restoration.  He holds an M.S. in Structural Engineering from Cornell University and is a gold medallist with a B. Tech in Civil Engineering from IIT Madras.



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