PwC India appoints Dr. Sotiris A. Pagdadis, Ph.D., as the leader of the Capital Projects and Infrastructure Practice

New Delhi, 17 October 2011 –PwC India announced today that Dr. Sotiris A. Pagdadis, Ph.D., a former leader of the Capital Projects and Infrastructure Practice (CP&I) in PwC US has joined PwC India to build and lead the Practice.  Based out of Mumbai, Dr. Pagdadis will focus on assisting organisations and Government to invest in infrastructure and improve their capital projects capabilities in order to capitalise on current strategic opportunities, maximise returns and sustain the next level of economic growth. With over 25 years of consultative experience in public and private sector infrastructure management, his specialised skills include: masterplan and capital project assessment, project financing, value and risk management, lifecycle planning, productivity planning, asset management and technology assessment.

 Deepak Kapoor-Chairman, PwC India, said, “Capital Projects and Infrastructure is a strategic investment area for PwC. We are delighted to have Dr. Pagdadis bring his hands-on global experience to build this Practice.”

 Previously, Dr Pagdadis served as the founder and president of the Lambousa Infrastructures Consultancy Group, where he pioneered a risk-based management review and project appraisal methodology. He also served as Managing Director of the Transportation Infrastructure Practice at McKenna Long and Aldridge, LLP, focusing on governmental affairs, procurement advocacy, public-private partnerships and privatisation.

Talking about his role at PwC India Dr. Pagdadis said, “India is among the fastest growing economies globally and infrastructure stands at the heart of this growth. I am excited to be part of this dynamic world of work and to lead a team of world class professionals at PwC in India.  Our focus is on our clients and on the value we can bring them, both short-term and long-term.”

 Added  Deepak Kapoor-Chairman, PwC India, “PwC India’s industry focus is aligned to address the client’s business needs. With growing focus on infrastructure in the Indian economy, we have felt the need to enhance our pool of talent even further.  A number of professionals have joined us as a part of an ongoing programme within the firm to ensure we have the best people for the long term success of our business and our clients.” 

 The executive directors who have recently joined PwC to support the Capital Projects and Infrastructure Practice offering will concentrate on:

Jai Mavani: Infrastructure and Real Estate

Manish A Agarwal:Transport and Urban Infrastructure

Manish Sharma:Transport and Logistics

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