Our Team

Dr. Hans – Wilhelm Dorgarten
Director

Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Dorgarten studied Civil Engineering at RWTH Aachen University, where he also obtained his Ph.D. in Hydraulic Engineering in 1989. After working for one year as a post-doc at University of California at Berkeley, he joined HOCHTIEF in 1991. Since then, he gathered more than 25 years of professional experience mostly related to design and engineering of complex, large-scale infrastructure projects such as metros, high-speed rails, PPP motorway schemes, bridges, tunnels, hydropower schemes and airports. More than 20 years thereof, Dr. Dorgarten held senior management positions within the HOCHTIEF organisation, both in the company’s head office in Germany and on its project sites abroad.

In 2002 Dr. Dorgarten took over as Head of Consult Infrastructure, HOCHTIEF’s central in-house department providing design and engineering services for civil and infrastructure works. Today he is a Senior Vice President of HOCHTIEF Engineering GmbH and Managing Director of HOCHTIEF Engineering International GmbH.

Along with those positions, Dr. Dorgarten has been a Member of the Board of Directors of HOCHTIEF India since June 2002.

Mr. Nandakumar
Whole-time Director

A Post-Graduate in Management by education, Nandakumar joined HOCHTIEF group in 1983 in the Sultanate of Oman where he was selected to undergo a comprehensive management training, eventually taking over the Commercial Management of the organization. In 1992, he was deputed to a major Construction site in China as Chief Auditor for 2 years which was followed by a short stint at the Head office in Germany. In 1996, Mr. Nandakumar returned to his home country, India, as the Chief Representative of HOCHTIEF Group and assisted in the formation of HOCHTIEF India. In 2003 he became a member of the Board of Directors of HOCHTIEF India and in 2007 took over the responsibility as the Managing Director of the company.

In May 2016, on attaining retirement age, he stepped down from active service, but keep his position in the Board as Whole-time Director taking care of client relations, new business and advises on strategies.

Mr. Nandakumar is a member of several Professional Bodies and Industrial organizations.

Mr. Gopan Pillai
Managing Director

Mr. Gopan Pillai has been active in the construction market since 1987 and has equal exposure to domestic as well as international markets. Being a Master in Structural engineering and as a management professional, he has been involved in design, project management and operations of various prestigious projects.

After a significant stint in the Middle East market, Mr. Pillai joined Hochtief India as Chief Technical Officer (CTO) in 2010 and was made Chief Operation Officer (COO) in 2012 and has been a Board Member since 2014.

He has been elevated to the position of the Managing Director from 2016 June and heads the Indian office for its global operations.

Kumar Sankaranarayanan
Commercial Manager

Remaining as a true supporter of business development, Mr. Kumar has been instrumental in bringing up the firm from its early stages into a reputable firm which can deliver international quality engineering solutions from under the same roof. Being a master in administrative and commercial sector, Kumar has been successfully contributing in the growth of the firm and has been a steady advisor to the management on crucial business and statutory matters. He has contributed heavily in keeping a reputation of high regard within the clients as well as vendors thus keeping up the value of the firm in the domestic as well as international markets. His matured role has played crucial at times in maintaining a steady cash flow as well as healthy business relations. As a compliance officer, a role he is maintaining in parallel to his normal activities, he has been keeping a strong eye on the business ethics and principles.

Vishwas Joshi
Chief Consultant

A veteran in MEP field with more than 35 years of service in International and domestic markets, Mr. Joshi has been instrumental in developing the MEP Division within HOCHTIEF India. Within a short span of time, the Division has grown into a considerable size capable of handling jobs from diversified areas including commercial, residential, industrial, hospitality, healthcare, infrastructure and educational sectors. Being an Electrical Engineer himself and with his abundant exposure in other disciplines, he is playing a key role in the Project Management services extended by the company in selected markets.

Ravikanth M
Project Manager

Leading Senior Project Manager heading the BIM division and project management services. He has 17 years of experience in the Engineering solution industry with a vast exposure in structural engineering and BIM. Has been part and parcel of almost all major projects handled in BIM, leading the team from the front, liaising with clients, coordinating with respective project teams, populating different solutions as per requirement, and ensuring a delivery and implementation with quality, on time and on the least budget. Being very good in multi-tasking, Mr. Ravikanth is an integral part of the organization since its inception and leads by example on the goals set by the management from time to time. His Masters in Structural & Geo technical engineering helps in many challenging projects to ensure compliance to engineering practice worldwide.

Karuna G
Project Manager

Being one of the Senior Project Managers with HOCHTIEF India, Ms. Karuna with her vast experience in structural engineering field has been devoted all throughout these years in developing the team for detailed engineering service. With more than 30 years of experience in design and detailing, she has been successful in building up the team for different markets. Her capabilities in developing young engineers and getting delivered quality services to various international markets has earned her repeated appreciation from various clients. Her qualities in respecting clientele requirements has earned consistent business and repeated clients for HOCHTIEF India. A strong desire to provide value engineering results in her valuable contribution on project controlling.

Sasikumar E.C
Project Manager

With an overall 26 years of experience in India and Middle East Market, Mr. Sasikumar has joined HOCHTIEF India on March 1st 2017 as Project Manager in MEP division. His experience in projects as well as Engineering services is expected to strengthen the service of the division.

Prakash Babu G
Deputy Project Manager

As one of the senior most members in HOCHTIEF India, having more than 19 years of experience in reinforcement detailing and quantity surveying, Mr. Prakash Babu is an integral part of the Detailed engineering Division contributing in developing and nurturing a dynamic young team and deliver consistently quality solutions. Heading the Quality management division in parallel to his activities in detailed engineering sector, Mr. Prakash is busy in Training the young engineers coming into the firm in addition to his role in selection. Being a Management Representative, he has been solely responsible to get the company certified in ISO 90001-2008 and takes care of all the related procedures.

Jayakumar R
Deputy Project Manager

Mr. Jayakumar in his capacity as a senior member in the organization has been contributing effectively in whichever sector he has been involved in. The capability lying within him to explore and analyze various factors has given him an edge over others in contributing to various divisions while in charge. Being another multi-tasking personnel, he has involved in various challenging projects during his involvement with HOCHTIEF India and has earned a rare place within the management. His exposure and adapting capabilities has benefitted in handling site matters and providing right solutions at appropriate times.

Singaravelan T
Deputy Project Manager

Mr. Singaravelan is one of the senior most members with HOCHTIEF India having more than 25 years of service in civil engineering market. Since 2008, he has been contributing significantly in the Structural engineering field and is considered to be one of the best available in the market for solutions related to pre cast construction related solutions. Leading the largest of the teams, his contribution to the overall business is commendable. Having international exposure, he is quite successful in clientele relationship and for sustaining with the same for longer period. His contribution in training the young engineers and making them part of the project team within a short span of time is very valuable in the competing market.

Mohanraj S
Deputy Project Manager

As a dedicated quantity survey professional, Mr. Mohanraj has been the leader in bringing the division to be a consistent contributor to the revenue yearly. With more than 25 years of experience and exposure to various markets, he has been a silent contributor and a successful team leader making a mark of his own. His accuracy levels on duty and delivery has been trade mark successfully enjoyed by various clients thus supporting them in winning and sustaining with projects.

Srikanth M
Deputy Project Manager

For the past 15 years, Srikanth has been contributing immensely in the BIM division actively parti cipating in team buildup, quality management and technological updates. His capability to research in new technology, apply necessary tools and fulfill the client requirements is commendable. Being qualified in Architecture and with vast exposure in BIM sector, he is pivotal in leading HOCHTIEF India's efforts towards engineering solutions getting integrated in a BIM Platform.

Devaraj Sadhanandam
Deputy Project Manager

Being an active member in the HOCHTIEF India family since 2003,Mr. Devaraj is one of Managers who is the backbone in having a successful business in Structural engineering services with over 15 years of experience in detailing industry, project management and technical coordination, he has been contributing not only in the engineering sector, but also in building up relation among the resources irrespective of their division and contributing in the day to day administrative matters thus being a helping hand to the commercial department as well. His capability and willingness to take challenges has earned him a deserving place within the management.

Saravanan K
Deputy Project Manager

A self-motivated Engineer with a rich experience and knowledge in Civil engineering sector, Mr. Saravanan has over 15 years of experience. He is one of the senior members who is very capable of multi-tasking and able to maintain team of any size. His association and relation build up with the team members has earned him a well-deserved place in the firm as Resource Manager and has been playing a lead role in using resource for maximum efficiency. He is also contributing in the BIM and detailing division and is a true learner even at this stage of his career.

Manish S
Deputy Project Manager

Being a new member into the management team and as an integral part of the MEP division, Mr. Manish has proved in a short span of time his capabilities and is a master in his trade. With more than 18 years of experience and exposure to international market, he is instrumental in building up a multi-tasking team under him. As a true team player he earns recognition among other divisions and has been a valuable contributor in the growth of his division within a short time. His capability of addressing issues and solving them results in dedicated24 hours involvement.