Leadership

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Ramchand Karunakaran
 Managing Director

Ramchand has been the Managing Director of IL&FS Transportation Networks Limited since August 2008 and has been associated with the IL&FS Group since 1994.  He has over 25 years of experience in urban and transport infrastructure development sector and has been involved in a large number of private infrastructure initiatives including the successful commissioning of various toll road projects in the state of Gujarat and for the Naional Highway Authority of India (NHAI).

Ramchand holds a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Madras University and a Post graduate degree in ‘development planning’ from the School of Planning, Ahmedabad.

 
 

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Mukund Sapre
Executive Director

Mukund has been an Executive Director of IL&FS Transportation Networks Limited since August 2008. He has over 27 years of experience in the industry and has been associated with international projects in Philippines, Indonesia, Mexico and, Spain. He played a vital role in implementing the ‘High Speed Rail Project’ in Mexico and evaluating the ‘Cargo Airport Project’ in Mexico. Mukund holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.

 
 

Danny Samuel
CEO IIPL, (Asia Pacific)

Danny has been with IL&FS Transportation Networks Limited for the last 8 years.

He has conceptualised structured finance transactions at project level wherein term loans were replaced through structured rated listed bonds thus achieving huge interest arbitrage and getting fixed cost debt. He has presented valuation concepts, options for raising capital resources, various structures to raise finances and also evaluated the paramaters used for project evaluation.
He was instrumental in the initial public offering of the Company including benchmarking the valuation through a private equity placement before the IPO.

 
 

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Amita Poole 
CEO, IIPL USA LLC

Amita N. Poole has served as the Chief Executive Officer of IIPL USA, since July 2014. As CEO of IIPL USA, Ms. Poole reports directly to the IIPL USA Board of Directors. Additionally, she serves as a point of contact for international affiliates and customers. Before working for IIPL USA, Ms. Poole served as a resident consultant to Akin Gump. She principally consulted on Indian government affairs and U.S. government contracting for large architectural/engineering firms and construction contractors.
Amita has a B.S. in Civil Engineering and both her M.S. in Artificial Intelligence and M.E.A in Contract Law from George Washington University.

 
 

Ravi Sreehari 
Managing Director IIPL, Dubai

Ravi Sreehari, a senior infrastructure professional with more than two decades of industry experience, leads IL&FS transportation Network’s international initiatives for the Middle East and Africa regions. Ravi was amongst the first few employees of IL&FS Transportation and has evolved in the last 17 years within the organization and remains a part of the core team.

Ravi is a civil engineer from the prestigious Birla Institute of Technology, Anand, and went on to pursue Construction Management from National Institute of Construction Management & Research (NICMAR). He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai.