Black & Veatch, a global provider of critical human infrastructure solutions, has appointed Ruturaj Govilkar as Country Manager and Managing Director, India, to steer the company’s growth. He will oversee all aspects of Black & Veatch’s business in the country.
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The news follows India’s recent 100 trillion rupees (about $1.35 trillion) commitment to infrastructure development over the next 25 years to further boost economic growth, create jobs and become energy self-reliant by 2047. With over 800 in-country professionals based in Mumbai and Pune, the team will draw on the company’s full portfolio of global engineering and construction experience delivering localised and integrated solutions for Indian clients.
Black & Veatch’s India operations provides a full range of infrastructure solutions for clients in India as well as proficient and high-quality engineering resources for Black & Veatch projects delivered throughout the world. Govilkar has served multiple functional roles at Black & Veatch since joining in 2010. He has more than 30 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry and graduated in Chemical Engineering from Nagpur University.
What were the executives’ thoughts on the appointment?
“Ruturaj brings a wealth of experience from international projects in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia and from across multiple industries such as oil, gas, water and power. He is ideally positioned to guide our Indian clients who are navigating opportunities resulting from global megatrends such as electrification, clean fuels, decarbonisation, digitisation and resilience,” commented Hoe Wai Cheong, President, Asia-Pacific and India, Black & Veatch.
“From deploying energy solutions to designing and building data centres and other industrial and processing facilities, there is a new generation of developers seeking greater reliability, quality and sustainable benefits from their investments in infrastructure,” said Govilkar.
“Tapping into Black & Veatch’s advanced global standards and technologies, clients have an opportunity to lower operational costs, improve reliability and resilience and meet new expectations for better environmental outcomes,” Govilkar further commented.