September 1, 2017

Keynote Speakers


Shri Nitin J. Gadkari(invited)

Honorable Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping
Minister for Water Resources and Ganga Rejuvination,
Government of India
New Delhi, India

Mr. Nitin J. Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping, has achieved great success with infrastructure planning and financing. During his tenure as a Public Works Department Minister in the State of Maharashtra, he constructed a series of roads, highways and 55 flyovers. He served as the President of the Bharatiya Janata Party from 2010-2013. Mr. Gadkari strongly supports privatization of infrastructure. He, as PWD Minister, convinced the state to allocate Rs. 7 billion for rural connectivity. In the next 4 years, 98% of the total population of Maharashtra achieved an all-weather road connectivity.

Mr. Tam Robert Nguyen

Global Head of Sustainability
Reston, Virginia, USA

Mr. Tam Nguyen is Bechtel’s global head of sustainability and serves as the corporate manager for sustainability across its core functions and business lines. He directs the formulation and implementation of Bechtel’s sustainability strategy; leads special initiatives; supports project delivery; and manages stakeholder and policy planning on a range of global issues. Mr. Nguyen also serves as vice-chair of the corporate responsibility committee of the U.S. Council for International Business, executive officer of Chevron’s Niger Delta Partnership Initiative, and a board member of the Global Engagement Community Resilience Fund. Earlier in his career, he worked for the Asian Development Bank in the Philippines and the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC.


K. N. Gunalan, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE

Vice President
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Topic: A Blue Print for Successful Delivery of a P3 Project

Takema Sakamoto

Chief Representative Japan International Cooperation Agency(India Office)
New Delhi, India
Topic: Quality Infrastructure for Quality Growth

Shri Mangu Singh

Managing Director
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation
New Delhi, India
Topic: Metro as Sustainable Urban Transport

Vinod Singh

Vice President
Topic:New Paradigm for Water Infrastructure: Integrated Water Resources Management, Recycle and Reuse and Delivery Options

Sunil Sinha, Ph.D., M.ASCE

Professor and Director
Sustainable Water Infrastructure Management (SWIM) Center
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
Topic: Leading Practices for Achieving Resilient & Sustainable Water Infrastructure Systems

Shri Ajay Narayan Jha, IAS(invited)

Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change
Government of India
New Delhi, India

C V R Murty, Ph.D.

Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur
Jodhpur, India
Topic: Resilience and Sustainability of Infrastructure

Dr. Anoop Kumar Mittal

Chairman-cum-Managing Director
NBCC (India) Limited
New Delhi, India
Topic: Redevelopment Metamorphosis

Shri P. G. Venkatram

Chief Executive
L&T Infrastructure Engineering Limited
Chennai, India
Topic: Resilient Transport Infrastructure for Indian Cities – Challenges and Way forward

Edward Wang, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., F.ASCE

Minghsin University of Science and Technology
Topic: Introducing the EBRD Green Cities Initiative and Green Cities Action Plan (GCAP) with a case study

Constantin Christopoulos, Ph.D., P.Eng

Department of Civil Engineering
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Vilas S. Mujumdar, D.P.A., P.E., S.E., F.SEI, Dist.M.ASCE

Consultant, NSF (Ret.)
Vienna, Virginia, USA
Topic: A Complex and Dynamic System Construct for Resilience of Infrastructure Systems

Shri Abhay Damle

Joint Secretary (Transport)
Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
Government of India
New Delhi, India
Topic: Personalised Transport to share Mobility

Prof. Sanjay G. Dhande, Ph.D.

Former Director of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Member of National Security Advisory Board
Government of India
Pune, India
Topic: Smart Energy Infrastructure in Urban India