Dates & Venue:
24-26 May 2018 at Hall no 4, BEC, Goregaon, Mumbai

Shri S K Gupta
Director (Projects), Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd

Shri S K. Gupta graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from Aligarh Muslim University and was recipient of the ‘University Medal’ for standing first in all subjects of Engineering. He did his Masters in Structural Dynamics from IIT/Roorkee (formerly University of Roorkee). A former IRSE officer, Mr Gupta has 30 years of experience with 17 years in senior positions in the prestigious Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. He is presently Director (Projects) in the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd, a joint venture of Government of India and the Government of Maharashtra to construct India’s most complicated urban transport project of 33.5 Km fully underground Colaba-Bandra-Seepz (Line3) project.

He comes with extensive experience in conceptualising, planning, contracting and implementation of underground as well as elevated modern metro rail networks. He has worked as an expat on an international metro consultancy project and is widely travelled within India and abroad. He has been responsible for execution of some of the signature works of Delhi Metro. In his career span he has been awarded with MD’s medal and various other awards/certificates in DMRC as well as in the Railways.

Jorgen Holst has been involved as Contractor, Client and Consulting Engineer in management, planning, design, construction and operation and maintenance of major infrastructure projects in Denmark, Scandinavia, several European countries and in Asia, Middle East, South America and Africa for more than 35 years.

He has worked as Director on major infrastructure projects in India in recent two years, first as Project Director (AECOM) for Civil Works related to the new underground metro in Mumbai and presently based in Kolkata as Director for Tunnels and Geotechnical at EPTISA Consulting Engineers covering the markets of Asia, Middle East and Africa. Mr Holst has during seven years been overall responsible for the daily operations and maintenance of major bridges and tunnels on the Danish State Highway Network under the Ministry of Transport.

He is presently member of PIARC (World Road Association) Tunnel Committee since 2001 and has contributed to several PIARC publications on modern road tunnel design. He has been President of the Danish Society for Tunnels and Underground Works (2005 – 2011) and acting as national representative within ITA (International Tunnelling and Underground Association) for more than 10 years. Mr Holst has been an active member of the Executive Committee of the Danish Concrete Association for six years.

Jorgen Holst graduated as M.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark in 1982 and has obtained a PMP in Project Management (1998) plus a Bachelors Degree in Management and Leadership, BA (Hons), in 2006 from Copenhagen Business School

Jorgen Holst
Tunnels & Geotechnical, EPTISA Engineering
Architect Hiten Sethi
Founder & CEO, Hiten Sethi & Associates

Hiten Sethi, Founder & CEO of Hiten Sethi & Associates (HSA) is a national and internationally recognized architect designing iconic projects including the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) headquarters.

The firm with a dedicated team of Designers and Engineers handles the Master Planning, Commercial, Residential, Institutional, Transportation, Hospitality, Administrative, Social & Healthcare Projects.

Amongst his iconic projects entering Indian Architecture’s Hall of Fame include the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation headquarters at Belapur, India’s first green municipal building, that has entered the Limca Book of Records with three citations; his design of NCI was awarded the Best Design of Oncology in South Asia Pacific by GHT, Singapore. He has also won the ESTRADE Awards, Singapore, as Architect of the Year-Residential & Best Leisure Architecture.

His works are done with an emphasis on creativity and sense of practicality while focussing on quality and speedy delivery, understanding the client’s needs and budget constraints. His sensitivity to local culture and climate, aiming at sustainability and co-existence are other facets he brings to his projects.

Hiten Sethi is on the board of various prestigious committees of NMMC, MBMC & IGBC as also an expert member in the State Expert Appraisal Committee of the Ministry of Environment & Forest, Government of India.

Dr. Nilesh Gandhi is Principal Architect Metadesign India Pvt. Ltd, one of the leading architectural firms specialized in landscape and Green Building certifications on pan India basis.

He is a certified accredited professional for various rating systems such as US Green Building council, LEED AP Building design + construction, IGBC AP for Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), Trainer and Evaluator for Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment (GRIHA) and EDGE green building certification. He has been conducting Green building awareness workshops and has delivered talks at several national and international platforms in an attempt to spread its expertise and help corporates, stakeholders and decision makers embrace green buildings as an ideology.

Dr. Nilesh Gandhi (Hon)
Principal Architect, Metadesign India Pvt Ltd.

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