India Aviation Sector Leader / Associate Director
Mandar has 23 years’ experience in multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy services and in project management consultancy, including 10 years in Dubai. He is the key BuroHappold contact for Business Development and Marketing in India and is responsible for expanding our footprint in the Indian aviation sector.
An experienced team mentor and ardent pursuer of business diversification, Mandar has been successful in positioning engineering consulting firms in unexplored sectors and regions.
Mandar leads a multi-disciplinary team and is actively involved in many high-rise projects, including the tallest statue in the world. Before joining BuroHappold, he led a Structures and MEP team in Singapore, working on many prestigious realty development projects.
Mandar was Project Director for the design of the terminal building, ceremonial lounge and associated work at Vijaywada Airport, India, worth £22miilion. He led the civil, structural and building services engineering teams and, in line with the airport masterplan, coordinated the architect and other sub-consultants as part of the D&B planning team in the development of the concept and detailed designs. This included retail and F&B areas, departure lounges, baggage handling areas, gates, and inbound and outbound emigration areas.
Taking a holistic approach to his projects. Mandar has a strong understanding of clients’ design expectations based on his experience of working client-side. As a result, he is a firm believer in the importance of close collaboration in order to deliver a seamless service to clients. He is committed to BuroHappold’s integrated style of work, which brings together the best talent from our many offices around the world.