Indian construction firm looking to push forwards its aggressive expansion plan
Shapoorji Pallonji International, the India-based global engineering and construction firm, has announced the appointment of renowned architect Steven Miller as senior vice president, Business Development.
Based out of the Dubai office, Miller will support the company’s design management team and will pursue opportunities in the Middle East and Africa regions. The appointment comes as part of Shapoorji Pallonji’s growing worldwide operations, the company said in a statement.
“With so many exciting opportunities in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, my role is to identify those projects where we can combine my half century of expertise and the company’s construction, as well as turnkey, capabilities to design and deliver award-winning developments from hospitality and healthcare to industrial, commercial real estate, airports and sports facilities,” said Miller.
With independent operating companies in the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Ghana, Gambia, Algeria, Libya, Nigeria, Mauritius, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain and Sri Lanka, Shapoorji Pallonji has more than 23,000 employees on its books and group turnover of $2.5bn.
One of India’s oldest construction companies, the firm has been in operation in Oman for more than 40 years. Shapoorji Pallonji International as a new entity was established in 2008 with a mandate to pursue opportunities in international markets and acquire a global footprint.
“Steven’s documented leadership skills and marketing expertise are a fantastic match for Shapoorji Pallonji’s development vision as we continue to build on our global presence and position the company as a trusted partner in delivering innovative and competitive construction solutions,” said Mohan Dass Saini, MD and CEO, Shapoorji Pallonji.
“His innate ability to leverage a deep understanding of the issues that drive development, and the elements that make it successful, make him the perfect point man when liaising with clients from established and emerging markets,” he added.
Its project portfolio includes the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr hotel in Abu Dhabi, the Marriot Hotel Abu Dhabi (set for completion in 2014), the Sultan Qaboos Palace in Muscat, Damac’s Park Towers in Dubai and the Barwa City Amenities Zone in Doha. It also has a number of sports, government and technology/exhibition projects and residential communities in Ghana, Guyana and Mauritius.