G Venkata Prasad, Director – OperationsG Venkata Prasad is the director of operations for DFI of India. He is responsible for implementing new technology initiatives and skill training programs, and organizing conferences and workshops.
He is a civil engineering graduate and has more than three decades of experience in construction in India and has worked in senior management positions at Larsen & Toubro (L&T) handling multiple and challenging assignments. As the chief operating officer at L&T, he played a key role in development of a 90 acre residential project in Chennai city and also managed operations of two IT Special Economic Zone (SEZ) projects at Chennai and Kochi.
Prasad previously was an Executive Committee member of the Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI), Chennai Chapter, and has authored several articles related to the real estate industry and on policy related to the housing industry.
Mohamed Athif M., Executive Assistant to Director of OperationsMohamed Athif M. is the executive assistant to the director of operations at DFI of India. In this role he works closely with and assists the director in preparing proposals and presentations, drafting agreements, and coordinating initiatives and activities of the regional chapter.
He is a civil engineering graduate and earned a post-graduate degree in advanced construction management from National Institute of Construction Management and Research (NICMAR), a prestigious institute in India. He has also completed PMP – 35 hours PDU (PMBOK 5th Edition), 2017.
Athif has four years of experience in construction and real estate industries and previously worked at L&T and other organizations.
Pranav Jha, Assistant Coordination EngineerPranav Jha is the assistant coordination engineer at DFI of India. His role is to assist the executive assistant to director of operations in undertaking various activities related to workshops/seminars, conferences and training programs. He is responsible for preparing programs for all DFII initiatives and ensuring the timely completion by conducting regular review meetings.
Pranav has a B.E. in civil engineering from PESIT, Bengaluru, India. He has previously worked as a structural steel designer for 2½ years on many U.S.-based construction projects and is well versed with relevant Indian and American codes.
He also has sound knowledge of "Quality Management System," and is a trained internal auditor on Quality Management System as per ISO 9001:2015 standards.
T. S. Mahendran – Manager of Accounts & AdministrationT. S. Mahendran is manager of accounts and administration for DFI of India. In addition to managing accounting and office administration, he assists with organizing executive committee meetings and conferences and workshops, and handling public relations for the chapter.
He holds an MBA in finance. Before joining DFI of India, he worked for 10 years with different industry organizations covering sales, marketing, and finance functions.