Turner & Townsend has appointed Ameya Gumaste as country manager and hired Matthew Grant as operations director to work across major projects in India.
Ameya Gumaste, previously the director of our Mumbai office with more than 20 years experience in programme, project and cost management, will now lead the growth strategy and drive its implementation across the region, particularly in infrastructure, manufacturing and technology sectors.
His new role will also involve cementing and expanding client relationships with international brands ranging from investment and banking to engineering and natural resources.
Matthew Grant joins Turner & Townsend with over two decades of experience in project management and an in-depth regional knowledge, having spent the past eight years working in India. As the new Operations Director, he will be responsible for major project delivery and support, skill development, international outreach and best practice delivery.
Duncan Stone, Managing Director Asia for Turner & Townsend, said:
“We have big ambitions in India, and having both Ameya and Matthew leading the teams brings us another step closer to fulfilling our business targets.
“India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and we expect to double the size of the business by 2020. It’s a unique environment in which to work and their extensive knowledge of the local market, coupled with impressive experience will play vital roles in our continued growth and will prove invaluable for delivering excellence to our clients.”
Commenting on his new appointment, Ameya Gumaste, Country Manager for Turner & Townsend in India, said:
“It’s an absolute privilege to be at the helm, ensuring we meet our targets. We have an exceptionally experienced team and my plans to set up new offices in Chennai, Hyderabad and Pune reflect the consultancy’s aim to capitalise on the extraordinary growth and development India is undergoing.”
Matthew Grant, Operations Director for Turner & Townsend in India, added:
“The opportunity to work with a global leader in programme management and consultancy was too good to miss. “It’s an exciting time to be joining Turner & Townsend’s India team, with an extremely robust growth outlook, I very much looking forward to working with Ameya and the team to deliver our programmes and expand the business across the region.”