20 May 2015Royal HaskoningDHV has appointed Mohammad Aslam Bijapur as Managing Director for its India operations with effect from 1 May 2015. Mr Bijapur has been with the company for seven years and was Resident Director India from 2011 to 2012. His breadth of knowledge and experience, as well as his thorough understanding of the company, make him well placed to further develop operations in India.
Mr Bijapur joined Royal HaskoningDHV in 2008 as Director Advisory Group for the Maritime & Waterways Business Line in India. His activities included planning, design and construction of facilities for ports, harbours and shipyards, and the design of coastal structures. He was also involved in coastal modelling works.
His most recent role was Director Operations implementing QHSE, overseeing local compliance and supporting the Maritime & Waterways Business Lines as Senior Project Director on major projects. He was also actively involved in operations across other business lines, including industry, energy & mining, water technology, infrastructure and planning & strategy.
Before joining Royal HaskoningDHV, Mr Bijapur had more than 17 years of experience in the consulting engineering field in operational and strategic management positions. During this time, he worked on major public and private sector projects in India and abroad.
"Recent political change in India has brought many opportunities to all our business lines," he said. "We are already established as the undisputed leader in India’s maritime and shipyard sector and in the country’s water sector. We are also concentrating on delivering major projects in our niche areas of expertise like Nereda, immersed tunnels, and others.
“Increasingly clients are looking for a ‘one-stop-shop’ solution. This is exactly what we are able to deliver through our breadth of expertise and cooperation across business lines. I look forward to continuing the successful development of our business and building on our commitment to enhance society together, illustrated in recent projects like the introduction of cycle tracks in Noida and the TT Nagar redensification scheme at Bhopal.”
The landmark projects done by Royal HaskoningDHV in India over last 40 years are to name a few: Bihar Urban Development Investment Program, Master Planning of Sewerage System and Detailed Project Report for the Greater Bangalore Sewerage, TT Nagar Re-Densification Scheme, Revised Master Plan 2031 for Bangalore, Ennore Port, Karwar Project Seabird, world class Container Terminal at Cochin, Naval Dock at Mumbai and modernisation of two major shipyards, Mazagaon and Goa.