Mott MacDonald's Group chairman, Keith Howells, in India for key business meetings

Keith Howells, chairman of Mott MacDonald Group, a leading management, engineering and development consultancy, will arrive in India this week for a planned three day visit demonstrating the importance of the region to the consultancy’s INR83.9 billion global business.

As part of the three day trip Keith will visit some of the company’s clients and offices in both Mumbai and Banglaore. He will also attend a special event to mark the retirement of Satyavrat Srivastava as managing director of Mott MacDonald’s India business. Satyavrat has been with the consultancy for 35 years and during this time has seen the business transform from a small Indian presence resourcing projects largely from the UK, to an Indian business with over 1700 staff in offices in key locations including Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata and Mumbai.

Commenting on the visit Mike Barker, who has taken over from Satyavrat as managing director comments: “India is a hugely important market for Mott MacDonald and these meetings reinforce our commitment to our clients and partners in the region. India has one of the fastest growing economies in the world with a young, rapidly expanding population. As a major player in all areas of infrastructure development, Mott MacDonald is enjoying significant demand for our expertise and we see great potential to expand.”

Mott MacDonald has been working in India for over 40 years and now provides services across 12 key sectors. The company is helping to meet the need for faster, more efficient urban transport, and is involved on metro projects in Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Jaipur and Mumbai. It also helped deliver the mega-scale Delhi International Airport and is now designing the expansion of Malé International Airport in the Maldives.

As a recognised leader in the industry sector, the consultancy is working for some of the world’s largest corporations. As project manager, Mott MacDonald is developing a state-of-the-art full technology centre located in Bangalore for Shell India and has provided design, engineering, procurement, project and construction management services for the development of petroleum, oil and lubricant terminals on the Bay of Bengal for Hindustan Petroleum Corporation. The consultancy is also providing engineering review, procurement assistance and construction management for the Bunge edible oil refinery located in Kandla, Gujarat. Environmental, water and sanitation improvement work includes the INR55 billion, 900 million litres per day capacity Mumbai IV Water Supply project, including a new reservoir on the Vaitarna River, upgrading and expansion of trunk mains and expansion of treatment and storage facilities.


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Bangalore, India
Paramita Maitra
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London, UK
Tom Smith
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About Mott MacDonald (India):

Mott MacDonald is a global management, engineering and development consultancy with more than 14,000 staff, INR 83.6 billion revenue and work in 140 countries for the public and private sectors.

The company has been working in India for more than 40 years and employs 1700 people in offices in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kochi, Kolkata and Mumbai.

Established as one of the region’s principal players, the consultancy holds design and management roles on landmark projects in the transport, power, environment ,water, oil, gas and petrochemicals, buildings, health, education, communications and public private partnerships sectors.


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