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A.K. Balasubramani

Senior Engineer (Planning)

A.K. Balasubramani is a Civil Engineer with more than 14 years’ of experience in the construction sector. Bala has made significant contributions to Team Eka Infra since 2018. For over a decade, Bala has focused on marine and building construction, which makes him the perfect choice for such projects handled at Eka Infra. He is the Senior Engineer (Planning) for one of our ongoing projects where he is in charge of planning and monitoring the baseline programme schedule, monitoring the procurement of construction materials, checking project progress, coordinating with contractors, and other critical tasks that warrants decisions by the Resident Engineer. He has successfully handled these tasks for multiple projects throughout his career, which gives every client complete confidence in his abilities and talent.

Bala has experience as a Site Engineer, Junior Engineer, Assistant Engineer, and Project Engineer roles at various firms all over India and has contributed to the success of all his employers and clients. In addition to his job-specific technical skills, he is also highly proficient in software applications that support his work, such as MS Project and AutoCAD. He has a solid academic record and a reputation for being a self-directed learner.

Achintya Mandal

General Manager (PMC – Project Coordination)

Achintya is a Civil Engineer and holds a post graduate diploma in Business Analytics. A professional with robust skills and 25+ years’ experience in project management, Achintya has ably led the planning, design and consultancy for multiple infrastructure projects on behalf of Eka Infra. He has deep expertise with project planning and schedule management, contracts and procurement assistance, rate analysis, client engagement, and business analytics.

In his career, Achintya has held several high-profile roles, including Site Engineer, Planning Engineer, Project Manager, and Deputy General Manager. Achintya has been with Eka Infra since 2018 and is one of our experts in the marine and infrastructure projects space.

As a highly skilled project manager, Achintya functions as a knowledgeable and client-focused advisor for numerous of infrastructure projects. Our clients rely on his skills and hands-on experience for support across many aspects and phases of their projects. Achintya brings a unique mix of technical capability, soft skills and industry knowledge, which enables the clients he works with to realise tangible benefits and ROI. Achintya is also a wonderful mentor and leader for our junior project managers and execution teams.

Amala Bennichan

Design Engineer

Amala holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Civil Engineering as well as a Master of Technology degree with a specialisation in offshore structures. At Eka Infra, Amala has started working under the guidance of the Senior Management and so far, contributed to assignments related to design, structural audits, and planning of facilities relating to ports, harbours, and logistics.

Prior to joining Eka Infra, Amala successfully completed two internships, one at Saint-Gobain Research India in 2018 and another at SkillLEAPS in 2020. She has also actively participated in several workshops, seminars, and training courses to stay updated with industry innovations, technical developments, and best practices.

Her sheer enthusiasm, never give-up attitude and passion to keep learning are all attributes that are beneficial to our organisation. As part of the ISO 9001:2015 team, Amala plays a key role in helping Eka Infra to comply with the standard and ensuring that our Quality Management System meets its requirements. She is well versed with software such as AutoCAD, STAAD-Pro, Flow 3D, and SACS, and has excellent writing and communication skills. She strives to achieve professional and personal growth through continuous learning and working on challenging projects.

Anup Kumar Pothuneedi

Resident Engineer

Anup Kumar is a Civil Engineer with 30 years of work experience in executing major infrastructure projects He is an expert at team management, client liaisoning, cost and time monitoring at a strategic level and client/stakeholder reporting, all while ensuring that his projects consistently comply with EHS guidelines and industry norms

Throughout his career, Anup has worked for multiple well-known organisations and held various high-responsibility roles such as Site Engineer, Senior Engineer, Project Head and Executive Director. At Eka Infra, he is the Resident Engineer where he manages construction supervision projects.

Clients constantly praise Anup for his technical acumen, management skills and interpersonal skills. On a recent project, he was responsible for reorganising the workforce for a major package by negotiating equipment, manpower and other resources contract on behalf of the Client and ensuring cost savings and timely completion. Anup is a crucial part of Team Eka Infra, and he consistently supports our young site engineers with advice, guidance, and mentoring, helping us create competent and passionate future managers.

Chandrashekar Shetty

Executive – Administration and HSE

Chandrasekhar is a Commerce graduate and has around 11+ years of work experience as an accounting and administrative professional. He is responsible for day-to-day task management and provides administrative support to ensure efficient operation within Eka Infra. He is well-versed with process management, inventory control, process invoicing, IT management and ensuring compliance with statutory requirements.

In his role, Chandrashekhar supports the organisation’s internal stakeholders, as well as external stakeholders, such as clients, vendors and sub-consultants. He is responsible for making travel arrangements for staff and is the HSE officer at the Head Office.

Chandrashekar has proven himself time and again by meeting his operational responsibilities related to scheduling and assigning administrative projects and expediting work results. He also assists the HSE Manager with compliance with the HSE requirements.

Kaliprasad Misra

General Manager (Coastal Modelling)

Kali Prasad has a Bachelor’s in Science and a Master’s in Physical Oceanography. He is the General Manager for Coastal Modelling at Eka Infra. He has more than 14 years of work experience in the marine industry and has been a part of multiple numerical modelling studies for the development of green field ports and marinas, reclamation/dredging projects, wave transformation and wave tranquillity studies and coastal development/impact studies, offshore wind farm projects, met ocean studies, and ship navigation studies. Over his career, he has held the role of a Coastal Modeller for numerous firms and also done a lot of freelance consulting for reputed organisations and their port/coastal projects worldwide.

Kali Prasad has contributed his skills to projects from various geographical regions including Arabian Gulf countries (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait), Denmark, United Kingdom, Singapore and Malaysia, in addition to India. He has expertise in modeling tools like MIKE, Delft 3D, SWAN along with knowledge in MATLAB, Global Mapper and AutoCAD. In addition to modelling and design, his skills also extend to project management, client interactions, and business development. He leads the Water and Environment division at Eka Infra and is responsible for the success and ROI of this business line.

Malhar Anarse

Assistant Manager – Planning

Malhar holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s degree in Project Management from VJTI, Mumbai. He has over 4 years of project management experience. He is the Assistant Manager – Planning at Eka Infra, where he is in charge of project execution and high-quality assignment delivery. He has worked as Project Management Intern, Site Engineer (Planning and Billing) and Senior Project Coordinator in his previous organisations.

Malhar’s core competencies include project planning, scheduling, monitoring, stakeholder management, risk management, resource management, project documentation, and contracts and claims management. His software skills include experience in the use of MS Project, Primavera P6, Power BI, and MS office. He is a task-oriented individual who effortlessly adapts to various situations in order to improve the organisation’s efficiency and boost its value creation capability.

Pinaki Ray

HSE Manager

Pinaki hold Bachelor’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Applications. He also holds a Diploma in Industrial Safety and Fire Safety, plus an MBA in Safety Management from the National Institute of Fire Engineering and Safety Management. With 10+ years of experience, Pinaki drives the HSE efforts at Eka Infra to ensure that every member of our team adheres to our stated HSE goals and strategic objectives.

Throughout his career, Pinaki has held several roles such as Safety Supervisor, EHS Supervisor and HSE Engineer. At Eka Infra, he is responsible for promoting and implementing applicable HSE policies, standards, procedure and statutory requirements. We have a zero tolerance to HSE violations, and Pinaki helps us maintain this stance and continually meet our HSE objectives. He also has hands-on experience in conducting mock drills, implementing procedures for construction/industrial/fire/marine safety, conducting risk assessments, performing safety audits, and investigating accidents.

Pinaki is passionate about his role and about promoting a strong HSE culture throughout Eka Infra. To this end, he enthusiastically organises promotional activities and celebrations to involve all our employees in the effort to create a safe and high-performing work environment in our company.

Rachita Singh

Manager (Sales and Marketing)

Rachita is a Commerce graduate with almost 17 years of work experience. Over her career, Rachita has worked as a Quality Analyst, Secretary, and Executive Assistant.

At Eka Infra, she is in charge for handling the Sales and Marketing portfolio at Eka Infra. Her key responsibilities include business development, preparing proposals, finalising work agreements, and coordinating with the Sales/Marketing teams. She also collaborates closely with the technical team and provides assistance as needed.

Rachita reports directly to the Managing Director and also assists him with his day-to-day tasks and responsibilities. This role demands a thorough understanding of the business and an ability to respond agilely to any new tasks or actions that arise from changing business dynamics.

Rachita is a team player with excellent leadership and interaction skills, which bodes well for her role as Eka Infra’s Manager for Sales and Marketing.

Raju Mundhe

Senior Technician

Raju holds a diploma in Civil Engineering and is a certified civil draughtsman with over 19 years of experience. He is working as the Senior Technician at Eka Infra since 2018, and has extensive expertise developing concept plans, land use plans, and master plans and in the preparation of tender documents and GFC drawings for projects requiring tendering support and design.

Raju, as a draughtsman, has drafted civil and structural aspects of work for buildings, quays, port related infrastructure, land use planning and the development of various infrastructure components as a draughtsman. He has worked closely with a number of architects and other specialists in the industry to provide key design services and solutions for a variety of projects.

He is an adept at using AutoCAD to create precise plans and drawings that ensure that all architectural and structural designs are translated into fully functional buildings within the project’s schedule, scope and budget restrictions. He is the go-to person for all staff and has been an efficient employee of Eka Infra and our clients trust him with completing the works capably.

Shaju Chacko

General Manager – PMC -Project Coordination

Shaju Chacko is a Civil Engineer with a Post-graduate degree in Port Development and Management. He has almost 23 years of work experience in the industry where he has been closely associated with various ports and container terminal development works.

Shaju’s key abilities include contract management, project management and execution, tendering and contract finalisation, preparation of daily and monthly progress reports, resource identification, and schedule management in various forms of contracts including FIDIC form of contract management.

Throughout his career, Shaju has held many roles such as Site Engineer, Project Engineer, Project in-charge, General Manager for Project Management. He has been involved in various projects in India as well as globally and thus brings a unique mix of expertise that compliments the senior management in contract management, site management, and tender assistance on infrastructure projects.

Shaju joined Eka Infra in 2018 as the General Manager (Project Management) and a Contract Manager. Our clients rely on him for support across various phases of their projects, and they have recognised his efforts and frequently lauded him for them.

Subhash KK

Design Engineer

Subhash has a Master’s degree in Integrated Coastal Zone Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. He has over 7 years’ of experience with advanced competencies in the areas of structural design, planning, and cost estimation. He joined Eka Infra as a Design Engineer in 2019 and since then, has worked on a variety of projects involving design, structural audits, cost estimation, and feasibility studies for inland waterways, logistics parks, private freight terminals, ports, and harbours.

Subhash has worked as a Project Manager for various projects at Eka Infra where he has contributed his hands-on skills and experience in project controls, schedule management, quality control, and clientele management. He is also well-versed with key engineering software products such as Arc GIS, STAAD Pro, and AutoCAD, which again, creates a lot of benefits for Eka Infra and our clients.

Subhash has also had an academic career, having held positions as an Assistant Professor at reputed Engineering Colleges in India. His industry expertise has been reinforced by his teaching experience and helped create a strong foundation of theoretical knowledge. An astute and focused individual, Subhash is a valuable asset, not only for the operations team at Eka Infra, but also for the entire company.

Tanvi Mehtalia

Assistant Manager (Inside Sales / QMS)

Tanvi Mehtalia is an architect with over two years of experience in the architecture sector. She holds a Post-graduate degree in Smart City Management and Infrastructure Management. She has worked on numerous residential and commercial projects over her architectural career. Her internship at EY (formerly Ernst & Young) prompted her to include concepts like sustainability, urban development and project management

Tanvi is the Assistant Manager for Sales and Marketing at Eka Infra. She helps with market research and enables the company to identify new business opportunities and expand our client base. She also assists in writing proposals and bid submissions. She is the Management Representative (MR) for implementing ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management System. As the MR, she is responsible for maintaining and improving the QMS across the company with specific focus on continual improvement.

Tanvi is well-versed with AutoCAD for designing and planning urban spaces She is well-versed with both 2D and 3D software such as Sketchup, Revit, and Lumion. She aspires to progress in the infrastructure advisory domain and make tangible contributions to the urban space development industry.

Vikas Nair

Manager (Finance and Human Resources)

Vikas is a Commerce graduate and has around 19+ years of experience in the areas of Accounts Management and Taxation. His key expertise is in managing, analysing and reporting on key performance indicators and business objectives. He also analyses and reports on factors influencing past and future performance, designs balance sheet controls and prepares account reconciliations. Throughout his career, he has successfully demonstrated an ability to ably head accounts and audit teams, and also facilitated his employers’ growth plans.

Vikas has proven himself at Eka Infra by constantly challenging and improving the existing processes and systems. As the Manager for Finance and Human Resources, he possesses strong interpersonal, communication, leadership and analytical skills with demonstrated abilities in customer relationship management.

Vinod Bhagwat

Assistant Resident Engineer

Vinod holds a Civil Engineering Diploma and has over 16 years’ of experience working oninfrastructure projects. He is currently working as the Assistant Resident Engineer on a major project for Eka Infra.

Vinod’s experience spans container terminal infrastructure, coal terminals, marine berths, national highways, power plants, industrial buildings and onshore oil and gas terminals among other infrastructure projects. He is skilled at engaging with clients and consultants, as well as with providing solutions to problems that may occur during project execution, particularly under the quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) portfolios.

Vinod is well-versed in Indian Standard (IS), Indian Road Congress (IRC), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), and concrete specifications, among other standards and codes. He has a thorough understanding of material testing and building methodologies. He also has immense knowledge about trialling, testing and approving concrete design mixes and bituminous design mixes for flexible pavements, design mixes for rolling concrete, pavement quality concrete, concrete paver blocks and shotcrete for tunnelling work – all in accordance with relevant national/international standards and codes.

Vinod is meticulous with document production and recording, as well as frequency tests in accordance with QAP/ ITP and QMS requirements. He has a sharp analytical mindset, a results-oriented approach, and excellent interpersonal, administrative and organisational skills.