Dr Gopal Lalji Rai, Chairman & CEO, Dhirendra Group of Companies, has done his PhD in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering) from Indian Institute of Technology-Mumbai. He is a committee member for ISSE (Mumbai Centre), Bureau of Indian Standards, American Concrete Institute and also actively serving as General Secretary for Association of Structural Retrofitting (ASTR), Co-Chairman for Indian Institute of Bridge Engineers, IIBE, MH Centre. Rai has been involved in planning, designing and executing various strengthening and retrofitting projects all over India and the world. Under his leadership, the company has undertaken strengthening work at Mumbai International Airport runway, strengthening of bridge over Mithi River in Mumbai, JNPT rail-over-bridge strengthening. The most challenging project, strengthening of bridge over Mithi River at Mumbai International Airport was undertaken and completed in a record time of 45 days; the bridge received CIDC Vishwakarma Award, 2015 under category ´Best Construct on Project´.