Mott MacDonald has appointed S S Acharya as managing director of its India business. He will continue to build the consultancy’s business in India and maintain key client relationships, as well as providing strategic direction for key pursuits and projects. SS succeeds Liz King, who has relocated to Dubai to take up a new role as Middle East and South Asia (MESA) regional excellence director.
SS has over 35 years’ experience in leading, co-ordinating and undertaking studies, in different areas from corporate strategy, social and economic development program design, policy impact studies, sector development studies including design of public private partnership frameworks. He has been with Mott MacDonald for over 25 years and has performed key roles which have led to the company’s success in India. Most recently SS was development director and was responsible for the consultancy’s strategic direction, building new alliances and ventures for Mott MacDonald’s areas of activity in India and neighbouring countries.
Commenting on his appointment SS said: “I’m looking to build on the company’s success in India and to lead our operations to the next level. India continues to be a key market for our global business and we’re looking forward to continuing to work closely with colleagues around the world, to share ideas, the latest thinking and use new technologies to help our clients address the issues and emerging challenges they are facing. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead Mott MacDonald in India during this exciting time for our business.”
David Cox, Mott MacDonald’s regional managing director for MESA, said: “SS has personally overseen and implemented over 200 assignments for multilateral funding agencies, corporate houses and government organisations. We are delighted to appoint someone of SS’s calibre to this position. His outstanding track record in building business in India, as well as his expertise and insight into operations, will be invaluable as we continue to redefine services for our diverse range of clients across the globe.”
Mott MacDonald has been at the forefront of the management, engineering and development sector in India for close to 50 years. The company has a strong track record and has been involved in many landmark projects such as the Delhi Metro, Delhi International Airports, India’s dedicated freight corridor, the Sustainable Urban Transport Project, Jaipur’s Smart City Plan, Shell’s Research and Development Centre, India’s Petrochemical Investment Regions, as well as many prestigious industrial projects in the manufacturing industry.