I am committed to steering the company to newer heights under the WSP umbrella, says Surjit Bhattacharya
GURUGRAM, July 20 (The CONNECT) – Global professional services company WSP-Louis Berger announced the appointment of Surajit Bhattacharya as Chief Operating Officer for Louis Berger International (LBI)-Asia.
In this expanded role, Surajit will continue to oversee all support functions such as Finance, Tax, Human Resources and Talent Acquisition, IT, Legal and Contracts, Administration and Project Controls, while assuming an active managerial role on operations matters across LBI-, Asia. As COO, Surajit will continue to report to Kshitish Nadgauda, Senior Vice President and Managing Director for LBI-Asia.
Surajit’s career is in its Silver Jubilee year. He joined Louis Berger in 1997, soon after the company established a permanent presence in India. Over this period, he has held key portfolios and responsibilities and possesses sound knowledge and understanding of the infrastructure industry that is the firm’s proficiency.
Nadgauda said, “Surajit’s proven track record and contributions in his 25-year-old career at Louis Berger are invaluable. I am proud and honored to work alongside Surajit in his expanded COO role.”
Commenting on his new role, Surajit said, “We are eager to propel our organization to new heights, contributing significantly to society through our projects.”
“I am glad that I have developed and progressed professionally at Louis Berger over the past two decades. In this expanded role, I am committed to steering the company to newer heights under the WSP umbrella in our pursuit of sustainable growth.” he added.
Surajit holds a Postgraduate Degree in Master’s in Business Administration (Finance) with over 25 years of experience in Operations, Finance, Strategy, Project Management, Business Development, and Marketing.
Gurghaon-headquartered WSP-Louis Berger International (LBI) hasover 650 staff serving clients and projects across India. WSP, a CAD6.9 billion global consulting engineering firm, is proficient in a diverse range of infrastructure sectors, offering services including advisory services, studies and concept designs, detailed designs, procurement advisory, and project and construction management. WSP, headquartered in Montreal, Canada, has over 55,000 engineers, planners, economists, scientists, and technicians worldwide on six continents. Louis Berger International (LBI) is wholly owned by WSP. The sectors that WSP-LBI operate in include metro rail, highways and expressways, major bridges, airports, urban projects including Smart City projects, water supply and sewerage, energy and power, environment, and biodiversity. With a permanent presence in India that was established in 1996, the company has been a part of over 300 major and minor projects across India, participating actively in the nation’s infrastructure development program.