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Profile of Core Management Team of TransAsia Infrastructure Group
Prof. SS Chakraborty
(Chairman)

Over 55 years of Infrastructure Development Experience

Educational Qualifications:
Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) 1957, University of Calcutta
Awarded Government of India Scholarship for Post Graduate Research and Training in long span bridges with special emphasis on structural safety and performance in West Germany and United Kingdom
Fellow, National Academy of Engineering


Key Achievements
Recipient of "Life Time Contribution Award in Engineering 2011" by the Indian National Academy of Engineering, the apex body of eminent engineering professionals - academicians, researchers, and doyens of industry.
In 2007, awarded the Gold Medal 2007 "Civil Engineering Excellence" by the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), the world's oldest engineering professional body. He is the first Indian to be so awarded with what is considered the Engineering Nobel.
Conferred Honorary Membership for his distinguished service to his profession in 2007 by the International Association of Bridge & Structural Engineering (IABSE), a Zurich headquartered professional organization,


Experience in infrastructure development:
Prof. Chakraborty is a globally acknowledged authority on highways, expressway, bridges, urban planning and design Over the past five decades he has worked extensively in transport infrastructure projects across all parts of India, the Middle East, Africa and South East Asia. He is the Chairman of the Second Vivekananda Bridge Tollway Company (SVBTC), Kolkata. He has guided and mentored the design and development of many high profile infrastructure projects, a select list being as follows:

. Surat Manor High Speed Tollway (funded by the Asian Development Bank)
. Ahmedabad - Vadodara Expressway
. Mumbai Trans Harbour Link
. Western Freeway Sea Link Project (WFSL) on Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) basis (for the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation)
. West Bengal corridor development project state highway and rural access road component (funded by the Asian Development Bank)
. Worli Bandra Link Road on BOT basis
. Integrated planning of five stadia for Commonwealth Games, India
. Major Infrastructure projects in the Republic of Oman
. Long term Development Plan for Expressways (funded by the Asian Development Bank)
. Major Highway projects in Kenya
. Integrated Transport Plan for Delhi
. Dhaka-Chittagong Tollway in Bangladesh
. ITO Bridge over the river Yamuna
. Bhagalpur Bridge over the river Ganga
. Bridge over River Periyar
. Delhi - Ambala Expressway on BOT basis


Dr. Ravindra Verma
(Managing Director)

Over 25 years of Transport Infrastructure Development Experience

Educational Qualifications:
Ph.D., Structural Engineering, 1993, University of California, San Diego, California, USA
M.S., Structural Engineering, 1990, University of California, San Diego, California, USA
B.Tech., Civil Engineering, 1988, Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, India


Membership of Professional Bodies:
Institution of Engineers (India)
Indian Roads Congress
Indian Concrete Institute


Experience in Highway Development and Operation:
. Managing Director of the Second Vivekananda Bridge Tollway Company (SVBTC).
. Metro Manila Skyway & Tollway - Civil works & systems Integration team leader for the turnkey toll collection and traffic management group of   Syntonic (later acquired by TransCore).
. Project Director for a 6-8 lane 61,-kms long Circumferential Toll Road - C-6 (largest integrated BOT toll road) in Philippines . Worked on the   initial stages of integration for the project management and systems integration for the 18-kms long twin- track Metro Manila EDSA MRT Line   3 in Philippines.
. Worked on the development of an unsolicited PPP proposal to the PT Jasa Marga, the toll authority of Indonesia, for an access controlled   high-speed toll corridor.
. Worked on US$400-million 16-km State Route 125 tollway in San Diego, at the USA-Mexico border.
. Served as the technical director from 1995 through 1998 for preparation of bridge seismic analysis and retrofit design, plans, specifications   for San Mateo toll bridge, the USA's First automated and privatized tollway.
. Worked on design, engineering, construction inspection and on-site engineering for the $125 million four-lane 10-mile (16-kms ) long   privately financed SR 91 Tollway in California.

Experience in other infrastructure development:
. Program Management role for the Delhi Metro project.
. Program Management role for the IGI Delhi Airport.
. Program Management Director for the development & implementation of the Greenfield 10,000-hectares $2+ billion Mumbai Integrated    Special Economic Zone.
. Co-Project Director for the $1 billion Navi Mumbai Airport.
. Co-Project Director for a Techno-economic feasibility study cum proposal for Gujarat Pipavav Port.

 
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