Nitesh Gangaramani, Director, Al Fara´a Group India, with his dynamic and diverse experience, is leading the company up the ladder, and driving the construction sector to sustainability.
Nitesh Gangaramani, Director, Al Fara´a Group in India, has another golden feather added to his cap.
He was recently conferred with the ¨India Leadership Award for Industrial Development¨ by the All India Achiever´s Foundation in New Delhi in June 2016. An industry-wise selection process, Gangaramani was chosen for his distinguished contributions to the Indian construction sector.
Throughout his career, Gangaramani has been conferred with awards and recognitions for his outstanding achievements in the construction arena. An engineer by profession, he holds a Masters degree in Construction Management and Finance from the Manchester University. Prior to taking over India Operations, Gangaramani served Al Fara´a Properties as Director of its Property Development segment from 2005 to 2010. Within a short span of five years, the company expanded its portfolio, with 27 projects spread across different locations in Dubai, and its project - Le Grand Chateau in Jumeirah Village South, Dubai - has also won the ´Best Property of the Year´ award.
Then and now
Gangaramani led the commencement of the Group´s Indian operations in 2011 with only two projects generating a turnover of Rs 20 crore; and today, Al Fara´a Infraprojects, the Indian arm of Al Fara´a Group has 42 projects to its credit, of which 22 have been successfully delivered. Further, it is set to add government projects to its profile, with an aim to contribute towards the nation´s growth and development. Having surpassed a turnover of over Rs 650 crore, with a team of technical experts, specialised project managers, skilled workforce and state-of-the-art technology, along with an array of the latest sophisticated plants and machineries, Gangaramani´s dream for the company is to make it an industry leader and a market-driven engineering construction company renowned for excellence, quality, performance and reliability in all types of construction. Under the leadership of Gangaramani, the company has also forayed into the infrastructure segment, having a strategic tie-up with CRCC (China Railway Construction Corporation), which has an annual turnover of over US$ 110 billion. The company has also partnered with Hyundai Development Company in the field of building construction and industrial projects as a general contractor for large-scale projects.
Leading the sustainable way
In today´s competitive world, few organisations consider People and Planet along with Profits. As a Director, Gangaramani is known to be financially sound, prudent and ethical in business practices to ensure long-term sustainability. He wishes to lead the way to drive sustainability. The immense pressure on the world´s environment means that measures must be taken today, to safeguard natural resources for tomorrow. The construction industry´s importance for the three elements of sustainable development - economic growth, social progress and effective protection of the environment - cannot be disregarded. Buildings have the capacity to make a major contribution to a more sustainable future.
With Gangaramani leading this path, Al Fara´a focuses on sustainability to a large extent as it embraces the preservation of the environment as well as critical development-related issues such as the efficient use of resources, continual social progress and stable economic growth. In order to balance the economic equation of sustainability and affordability at a practical level, Gangaramani practices the following for sustainability in construction: Protect the natural habitat; recycle rain and wastewater; use minimum quantities and avoid energy intensive materials like aluminium and cement; dispose off waste and discharges sensibly and make efficient use of the existing transport infrastructure; build community relations, provide public information and look after the staff with regards to their health and safety.
Diverse and dynamic
Gangaramani brings to the industry, the expertise that he has garnered following a diverse and dynamic pathway to success and his grassroot level knowledge about construction and related activities. He has a proven track record of success in managing customer-centric operations, ensuring customer satisfaction, maintaining service quality norms and creating a win-win relationship with major clients and customers.
For him, construction is all about passion; when there is passion, nothing seems impossible!
(Communication by the management of the company)