From advising in the establishment of a mini Steel Plant to conducting procurement reviews for World Bank funded projects in Africa and Europe, Mr Ramaswamy has extensively worked in the field of engineering, construction, and infrastructure across a spectrum of industries. With over 35 years of wide-ranging exposure, he leads the firm’s infrastructure practice with special focus on end-to-end construction and project management.
An Infra-wizard, Mr. Ramaswamy has expertise in setting up and running medium-sized greenfield projects, including a natural mineral water bottling plant, a project for the fabrication of capital equipment for the tyre industry, manufacturing food-grade PET bottles, and a mini integrated steel plant. He is therefore well versed with all pre & post construction Greenfield Project activities, including the development of new products and markets, the establishment of all-India distribution networks, selection of project land, selection of technology and consultants, determination of project configuration, scheduling and project budget, liaising for approval from Government Bodies.
Mr. Ramaswamy was also involved in program management of Coca Cola’s Greenfield projects across ten states covering legal, technical, pre and post-construction approval, rehabilitation and resettlement processes. In the process, he participated in the conceptual stage of Industrial Model Township, Manesar (2000 acres) & Bawal Investate, near Gurgaon (1000 acres) promoted by Haryana State Industrial Development Corp and to assisted to NHAI to draft/determine the contract terms of the 20km Nellore Bypass, a BOT expressway and signatory to the first draft BOT concession agreement in India.
While holding significant positions in leading infrastructure consulting and advisory firms, he has helped forge business alliances and business diversification. He is further proficient in business development, general management, anchoring key projects and client coordination. Moreover, he has worked with the execution of turnkey engineering contracts and project and contract management.
Mr Ramaswamy is also experienced in Bid Process Management which he was familiarized with while handling procurement review for World Bank Funded Project in Africa and Europe. In addition, he has founded B2B e-commerce portals for hiring projectconsultants and construction equipment and assisted in developing Hospital Information Systems.
He held various positions in the Infrastructure Panel of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Karnataka State Council and CII Southern Regional Council since 2009. For the last four years, he has been a Co-Chairman/ steering committee member of Suminfra, a flagship event of CII for developing sustainable PPP projects in the infrastructure sector in South India. He was also a Board member of the Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce and was Chairman, Karnataka, for 2016-18. He is a regular speaker and panel chair in CII conferences on Infrastructure and Construction.
- B.Tech, Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras
- MMS. Marketing, Jamnalal Bajaj Institute (JBIMS) Mumbai
- Business Negotiations Course, IIM, Ahmedabad in 1996
- Infrastructure Panel of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Karnataka State Council and CII Southern Regional Council for more than a decade.
- Co-Chairman/ steering committee member of Suminfra, a flagship event of CII.
- Board member of the Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce and Chairman, Karnataka (2016-18).
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