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26 years of experience in public private partnership projects, greenfield marine projects, urban infrastructure, corporate social business (PURA), pro-bono regional and new city integrated planning, transport and shipping across various states in India and Sri Lanka, for multiple developers/shipowners


INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT                         Ahmedabad

Post Graduate Diploma in Management (MBA)                           1983-85


INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY                                      Delhi

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Electrical)                              1978-83


MARG LIMITED                                                                                                                                     Chennai

A leading diversified infrastructure developer in South India with interest in ports, SEZs, airports, IT parks, real estate, PPP and EPC projects across India


President (Corporate Initiatives & Planning)                                                                                 Jul 09 till date                  

Evaluating and implementing projects across marine, urban infrastructure, social business, SEZs, education, logistics parks, industrial corridors and pro-bono regional planning

§ Initiated master planning of the group’s flagship projects for ports, 250 sqkm new city and education hub, with a 28 member strong team of architects, planners and project developers

§ Won and led development of PURA (Provision of Urban Amenities in Rural Areas) projects for rural clusters in Puducherry and Tamil Nadu, to channelize investment of US$ 50 Mn in 2011-14 period

§ Prepared H1 bid for Cuddalore Port, a 5 Mn tonnes capacity minor port in TN, strategically important to the group, by efficiently outguessing  other ‘big-brother’ bidders

§ Created business potential of ~ US$ 1 Bn in 2010 (8 mega-projects), as part of rolling target- includes maritime city, education hub, gas-based power plant, steel ancillary park

§ Negotiated and signed a Rs. 4000 Cr MoU with Karnataka government, for development of an agri-port, converting Belgaum agro business investment region,  Mysore agri-innovation and 2 PURA

§ Initiated development of 47-km port-connectivity rail linkage, Karaikal Port to Mayiladurai, that will increase port traffic by 20 Mn tonnes per annum

§ Collaborated to bring Virginia Tech University  to MARG Swarnabhoomi (MoU signed) and Michigan State University (MoU in pipeline), as anchors for ‘education hub’, within the multi-services SEZ during 2009-2011


ZOOM DEVELOPERS PRIVATE LIMITED                                                                                               Mumbai

A diversified group with operations across 12 countries, in infrastructure, real estate, industries and ITES


Chief Executive Officer (Ports)                                                                                         Jan 09 – Jul 09

Led development of portfolio of projects in the ports, logistics and shipping in Asia, with a team of 6 project developers/analysts

§ Prepared plans for a Maritime City and a Container Transshipment Hub in South India

§ Reviewed plans for development of bulk/general cargo terminal at an Oman Port, as captive facility


GUJARAT HYDROCARBONS AND POWER SEZ LIMITED                                Delhi/Dahej/Ahmedabad

A leading company into oil & gas and tea business in India; setting up India’s first integrated hydrocarbon and energy SEZs and developing port-linked infrastructure projects


COO and Executive President (Projects & Business Development)                                              Oct 08 – Dec 08

Handled development and operations of Gujarat Hydrocarbons SEZ, an Oil & Gas, Energy sector-specific SEZ based at Bharuch Gujarat

§ Prepared business plan for investment of US$ 300 Mn for building requisite infrastructure within SEZ and subsequent global marketing of SEZ’s services

§ Obtained formal approval from Government of India and Gujarat  government in record time of 2 months, with extensive planning and liaison with government and semi-government bodies


HAZIRA PORT PRIVATE LIMITED                                                                                                          Ahmedabad

A Shell Gas-Total Gaz JV, into building LNG terminal, port infrastructure and mega container terminal

Business Development Advisor                                                                                                     Nov 05 – Oct 08

Handled joint responsibility with Shell & Total nominated project developers, for development of container and bulk cargo terminals through a restricted public tender process with global port players

§ Enhanced commercial value for Hazira Port, by reworking non-LNG business plan, doubling port’s potential capacity to 60 Mn tonnes pa that was an improvement of business valuation by US$ 300 Mn

§ Negotiated an MoU, a joint development agreement and sub-concession documents with PSA Singapore, which paved way for the government approved concession with Adani Group

§ Prepared the master plan, detailed project report and bankability report as part of the financial closure for Phase II development of Hazira Port

§ Initiated plans for in-port container freight station, that raised the business valuation by $ 20 Mn

§ Prepared new land use plan and initiated dialogue with government for additional port backup area for off-port logistics activities, that ensured sustainability of the future port operations


I-MARITIME CONSULTANCY PRIVATE LIMITED                                                                                              Mumbai

Principal Consultant (Shipping, Ports & SEZ)                                                                          May 05 - Oct 05


ADANI MUNDRA PORT & SEZ LIMITED                                                                                       Ahmedabad                                      

A company building India’s first mega multi-product SEZ, with industries planned across 120 sqkm area. Mundra Port is India’s largest port in the making, located in Kutch, Gujarat.


Vice President (Business Development & Strategic Planning)                                        Feb 02 - Mar 05

Headed the dual responsibility as a project developer and for strategy formulation

§ Headed team to get in-principle approval, final approval and notification for Mundra SEZ, in record 6 month time, through intensive business development & liaison efforts

§ Prepared the DPR for Mundra SEZ, with minimal in-house resources, including Master Plan, basic site development, regulatory and statutory clearances

§ Negotiated and implemented the first independent CFS land deal for Mundra Port, which became the benchmark for next 7 deals encompassing 200 acres, with a potential worth of Rs. 180 Cr

§ Led preparation of the visionary 150 Mn tonnes per annum capacity plan, in 2003 itself, that helped in planning for subsequent IPO and accelerated expansion of the port

§ Successfully proposed and implemented railway infrastructure tariff within port premises, a pioneer practice for private ports, which improved bottom-line by 10%.

§ Led and negotiated the initial agreements with Indian Railways for the Kutch Railway project, which paved the way for a smooth implementation of the PPP project



Chief Executive Officer




Feb 01 – Feb 02


Chief Operating Officer & Director




Feb 00 – Sep 00


Director (Insurance)



Bangkok,Thailand May 93 – Feb 00


Commercial Manager




Dec 90 – May 93





May 85 – Dec 90




Seaport projects in India and Sri Lanka at: Mundra, Hazira, Belekeri, Karaikal, Cuddalore, Trincomalee | Corporate Social Business: PURA pilot projects at Karaikal and Kancheepuram | PPP Railway connectivity projects: Gujarat, Puducherry and TN | Special Economic Zones: Gujarat, Puducherry | Industrial and Economic corridors/ Pro bono assignments: DMIC, Gujarat, Karaikal-Trichy, Chennai-Puducherry | Education Hub: MARG Swarnabhoomi | Greenfield road projects: Gujarat, Puducherry and Tamil Nadu | Integrated Logistics/Warehousing complex/Container Freight Stations, port based