Louis Berger (A WSP Company) has announced the appointment of Surajit Bhattacharya as Chief Operating Officer for Louis Berger International (LBI)-Asia. Surajit will continue to oversee all support functions such as Finance, Tax, Human Resources, and Talent Acquisition, IT, Legal and Contracts, Administration and Project Controls, while assuming an active managerial role on operations matters across LBI-, Asia. As COO, Surajit will continue to report to Kshitish Nadgauda, Senior VP and MD for LBI-Asia.
Surajit's illustrious career is in its Silver Jubilee year, with his overall experience of over 25 years in Operations and Management. He joined Louis Berger in 1997, soon after the company established a permanent presence in India. Over this period, he has successfully held key portfolios and responsibilities and possesses sound knowledge and understanding of the infrastructure industry that is the firm's proficiency.
Kshitish Nadgauda said, "Surajit's proven track record and contributions in his 25-year-old career at Louis Berger are invaluable. I am proud and honored to work alongside Surajit in his expanded COO role. Surajit will lead our efforts to strengthen LBI-Asia's operations and accelerate sustainable growth in South Asia."
Surajit commented, "My 25-year journey with Louis Berger has been phenomenal, and these critical growth phase times are indeed exciting, and a challenge I am more than happy to take up. We are eager to propel our organization to new heights, contributing significantly to society through our projects." He added, "I am glad that I have developed and progressed professionally at Louis Berger over the past two decades. In this expanded role, I am committed to steering the company to newer heights under the WSP umbrella in our pursuit of sustainable growth."