Gurgaon, Haryana, India
Ramboll India, today announced the appointment of Vidya Basarkod as the Director of its Gurgaon-based Engineering Centre.
Ramboll opened its India Engineering Centre in Gurgaon in June 2014. The Centre serves as a cornerstone for Ramboll’s strategy to bring sustainable engineering solutions to the society, by combining the best engineering talent available in India with global multidisciplinary expertise.
A civil engineer by profession with a Masters in Structural Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Vidya will bring over 30 years of rich work experience to her role at Ramboll. As the Director of Ramboll Engineering Centre (REC), Vidya will help advance the Centre’s mission of acting as the powerhouse of engineering excellence by ensuring profitable operations and maintaining its commitment to Ramboll’s Global Business Units.
Making the announcement, Pawan Maini, Managing Director of Ramboll India and the Ramboll Engineering Centre said: “Vidya’s in-depth knowledge in areas of business, talent, project and client management will make her a great asset for the Centre. The industry insight and engineering expertise that she brings with her will benefit all our employees, stakeholders and the clients. I am confident that under her leadership, REC will strengthen its role in Ramboll’s overall growth strategy.”
Speaking about her new role, Vidya said: “I am very excited to be a part of Ramboll. The Ramboll Engineering Centre serves as a crucial engineering hub to some incredible projects across the globe. This gives us an immense opportunity to raise the standards of engineering excellence across the world, by contributing with our local unparalleled engineering expertise.”
Previously, Vidya was Head of Sales and Marketing, Business Development and Customer Service for Jaypee Infratech Limited. Prior to Jaypee, Vidya led the offshoring design services department at Mott MacDonald. She was also part of the leadership team at Reliance Infrastructure.
Ramboll is a leading engineering, design and consultancy company founded in Denmark in 1945. The company employs more than 13,000 experts globally and is present in the Nordics, North America, the UK, Continental Europe, Middle East, India, Asia, Australia, South America and Sub-Saharan Africa. With more than 300 offices in 35 countries, Ramboll combines local experience with a global knowledgebase constantly striving to achieve inspiring and exacting solutions that make a genuine difference to our customers, the end-users, and society as a whole. Ramboll works across the markets: Buildings, Transport, Telecom, Environment & Health, Water, Energy, Oil & Gas, Planning & Urban Design and Management Consulting.
Ramboll expanded into India in 1997 as part of a joint venture that initially focussed on transport. Over the years the company has established a position as a market leader within telecommunications and grown to encompass oil & gas and built competencies in the buildings market. Today Ramboll employs over 800 employees in India across five principal offices in Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru .