SN Subrahmanyan has stepped into his role as CEO and Managing Director of India's largest engineering and construction conglomerate Larsen & Toubro from July 1, 2017. His elevation from deputy managing director and president has heralded the first change of guard in 18 years at the top of the firm. Subrahmanyan joined the construction business of L&T in 1984 as a project planning engineer. His ability to develop innovative solutions in the construction and infrastructure space has seen him rise rapidly up the leadership rungs of the company. The L&T Construction business has grown multifold under his leadership to rank among the top 25 global contractors and by far the largest EPC player in the country. In the words of AM Naik, who will continue as Non-Executive Chairman of the company for three years effective October 1, 2017, 'Subrahmanyan is the finest among the many top executives I have mentored over the last few years. He has a great work ethic and business acumen to take L&T to greater heights in the future.' And, as Subrahmanyan puts it: 'I look forward to jointly writing a new chapter for L&T along with our high caliber employees while ensuring that we continue to deliver value to our stakeholders. I am humbled and at the same time excited and confident to be at this role in L&T.'