Management Team

Upendar Rao Kollu

Upendar leads Voyants as its Managing Director. He is a Civil Engineer with M. Tech in Ports & Marine Structures. He has done training in Executive Management Development, Digital Image Processing with ISRO, Port Planning, Operations & Design aspects in Denmark, ports in Europe, Singapore, Dubai, Colombo, China, Nigeria, Georgia etc.

He has extensive experience of managing projects across Infrastructure Sectors, covering Ports, Shipyards, Special Economic Zones (SEZs), Industrial Free Trade Zones, Highways/Special Logistic Corridors, Logistic Hubs, Airports, Power Projects and Urban Transportation, Environmental Projects. He comes with unique experience of working on all facets of projects as a Consultant, Planner, Designer, Privatization Expert, Project Management Expert and Developer. Upendar has been instrumental in managing Greenfield Gangavaram Port project from concept to commissioning.

Prior to Voyants, Upendar has been associated with Vanpic Group as CEO and various key management positions with organizations like Gangavaram Port Ltd, Matrix Enport, L&T-RAMBOLL, Frederic R. Harris Inc and Consulting Engineering Services (CES).

Virender Vats

Col. V.S. Vats

Vats has done his Business Management from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore and holds Post Graduate specialization in Human Resource Management (HRM). Col. Vats brings with him a vast experience of more than 25 years in Strategic Manpower Planning aligned with organizational goals through competency development, optimum utilization of human capital within budgetary parameters, OD Initiatives, Training & Development, Talent Acquisition, Performance Appraisal, Personnel Management and Innovative HR Practices.

He has formulated many cost effective and innovative HRM strategies for many organizations. He has been associated with Subros and the Indian Army in key positions. He was conferred 20 Most Talented HR Leaders in India Citation by world HRD Congress on 16th February 2013. During his illustrious career with Indian Army as a Commissioned Officer he was honored with COAS Commendation for Innovative HR Practices. He has been part of various international study groups on benchmarking of human resource practices

Col. Vats heads the Human Resources Department at Voyants.

Vishnu Prasad Saini

Vishnu has done Bachelors in Civil Engineering and M.S. from BITS, Pilani. He is a Chartered Engineer with Institute of Engineers, Ireland. He has over 20 years of rich experience in Technical Management and Project Delivery, Business Development, Project Management, Financial Management, Resource Planning and Technical Design in infrastructure sector in India &Ireland. Vishnu has been associated in several key positions with Royal Haskoning DHV, Arup Consulting Engineers, Scott Wilson and Consulting Engineering Services.

Vishnu heads the Business Development for Voyants and is proactively involved in strategic /operational business initiatives for the Company.

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Swati Agarwal

Swati is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee. She has a rich experience in Architecture Design, Development, Project and Construction Management with a proven record of designing and construction supervision of several IT parks, integrated townships and industrial plants in India.

Another area of focus has been team building, business development and conceptualizing need based training programs in architecture sector. She has been associated with various reputed architecture firms and design studios in key positions with proven credentials of expanding the business.

She heads the Architecture and Project Management (APM) division of Voyants.

V K Dhawan

V.K. Dhawan

Dhawan is a graduate electrical engineer from the Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala. He has more than 35 years of valuable experience in the field of Power distribution & transmission and Hydro projects. Dhawan commenced his career in the early seventies with the Beas-Satluj Link Hydro project. His experience is not limited to the conventional system of designing, but extends to adopting innovative technical and economical processes. He has worked on numerous hotel, tourist complex, hospital, educational institution, commercial mall and IT building projects. He has handled UNDP and World-bank aided projects in India & abroad.

He played a key role in developing the Electrical Engineering Group of Voyants. His contribution in providing cost effective solutions to clients are an asset for Voyants.

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B. J. Naidu

Naidu is a civil engineer with post graduate qualifications in hydraulic and water resources engineering. He has rich and comprehensive experience in the planning, design and implementation of mega water-sanitation projects for metropolitan & tier-1 cities in India. He has designed water-sanitation projects for large cities in India, including those under JBIC, ADB & WB funding.

Naidu is the regional head for Chennai region and over all in charge for the projects in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Pondicherry.

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Prasanta Bhattacharya

Prasanta is a civil engineer with more than 25 years of experience in the implementation of building & large-scale township projects. He is primarily responsible for spearheading the growth of business in the largest swathe of India, i.e. the East & North-Eastern part of India. He has rich experience in the management of the construction of Infrastructure & Real Estate projects like Industrial Estates; Residential Townships; Mall-cum Multiplexes; Jetty and large Industrial Buildings.

He heads VSPL’s office in Kolkata.

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Kalyan Ghosh

Kalyan is a Civil engineering graduate from Jadavpur University and an MBA from Karnataka University.

He has extensive experience in feasibility studies, detailed engineering design as well as construction supervision in several highway projects in India, Yemen, Egypt and Kenya. He has the rare distinction of being directly involved in the planning, design, operation and service delivery of several large scale highway and expressway projects funded by the World Bank and ADB in India and other countries.

Kalyan heads the Transportation Roads and Bridges (TRB) Division at RO Kolkata.

Santosh Kumar Kulkarni

Santosh has done his Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences from University of Pune. He has also undergone certification courses in Leadership Training and Intermediate Grade Drawing.

He has diversified experience in Environmental Compliance, EIAs, Sustainability Reporting & Assurance, Source Vulnerability Assessments, Environmental Due Diligence, Sustainable Green Development, CDM Advisory and Business Development. He has hands on experience in Program Management, Project Management, Team Management, Client and Technical Management, Business Development. He has played a key role in developing national and multinational clients from private and government sector during his association with multinational companies.

Prior to Voyants Santosh Kulkarni has been associated with Companies like Golder Associates, Ernst & Young LLP, Weston Solutions (India) Pvt. Ltd. , Ramky Group, Kirloskar Consultants Ltd., Sankul Techno in various key positions.

He heads the Environment Services Division.

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Jai Shanker Gupta

Jai Shanker is a Civil Engineer from IIT Roorkee and holds Masters in Civil Engineering from IIT, Delhi.

He joined Indian Railways Service of Engineers in 1981. During his innings with Indian Railways, he has lead teams in design and implementation of various prestigious projects. He has vast experience in project planning, monitoring and coordinating execution of rail works, tracks, bridges/ROBs with use of modern concepts and management techniques. He has formulated various innovative systems/policies pertaining to project budgeting and planning for railway construction. He rose to the rank of Principal Chief Engineer with Indian Railways.

He is Principal Consultant, Rail Infrastructure Division (RID) at Voyants

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