Educational Background: Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from MBM Engineering Collage, Jodhpur (1987) and Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing and Sales Management from Bhavans College, Ahmedabad (1992).
Professional Experience: 30 years of versatile experience as techno-commercial and P&L Leader in marketing and diverse functions across all major geographies of India developing deep insights into the RMC, Grey Cement and White Cement businesses. Specialist in greenfield operations of building RMC plants and setting up businesses from the scratch ensuring World Class Manufacturing systems and safety & sustainability guidelines. Pioneered the concept of site Based RMC Plants at customer site
Presently: Senior Management Leader working in the leading Indian Cement and RMC Company, UltraTech Cement Limited. Responsible for the Business Development strategic expansion and growth of the RMC SBU for both captive and new commercial plants cutting across India and operations of the SBU with an underlying emphasis on all key metrics viz. Sustainability, Safety and Operational efficiency for the RMC BusinessRepresent UltraTech in international associations and professional bodies like international concrete associations to understand changing trends in world of concrete.
- President Ready Mix Concrete Manufacturers' Association (RMCMA) India from October 2016 till date.
- Subcommittee member of Global Cement & Concrete Association on concrete guidelines in 2019
- Steering Committee member of Quality Council of India (QCI)
- Lead assessor for World Class Excellence Management for Aditya Birla group of companies.
- Certified Assessor of CII-EXIM Award for Business Excellence
- Member of the steering committee of Green Building Congress 2017 launching Green Pro Certification in India.
Awards, publication and conferences:
- Address at International Green Congress 2019 at Pune as President of Ready Mix Concrete Manufacturer’s Association of India.
- Co-author at European Ready Mix Concrete association congress 2018.
- Panel speaker at UBM Concrete Show 2018 on the subject “appropriate technologies for affordable housing” concrete.
- D&B Infra Awards 2018-Key Note Speaker- NextGen Infra: Building India for tomorrow.
- Special address at International Green Congress 2018 at Hyderabad as President of Ready Mix Concrete Manufacturer’s Association of India.
- Presentation made to BIS Team at their HQ about RMC business scenario in India including evolution of QC, safety, certification and special concrete.
- Panel speaker at BITS Pilani in Feb’2018
- Chaired the ‘Materials and Engineering ‘session at CII’s ‘International Conference on Industrial Flooring – Challenges and Opportunities’ September 2017
- Panel speaker at 15th Edition of ‘Green Building Conference 2017’ India’s annual flagship event of green buildings.
- Panel speaker at Ace Alpha Awards 2017 – an Economic Times AceTech initiative
- Member of Editorial Advisory Board for Magazines like New building material and construction world from 2002-2006.
- Presentation on ‘High Volume Fly ash Concrete’ at CII international conference
- Presented and published articles related to RMC in National Magazines and National/International Seminars of technical bodies like ICI, CII, IIBE, and NCBM.