Distinguished Alumni

Distinguished Alumni

Mayur Thanki

General Manager (Project Monitoring Group) in Kalpataru Projects International Limited, Gandhinagar

I did my Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical stream from Birla Vishwakarma Mahavidyalaya, Vallabh Vidyanagar and MBA (Major – Marketing & Minor – Finance) from this esteemed educational institute (i.e. VMPIM) and joined in KPIL as Management Trainee in Aug 2004. In KPIL, I was a part of the team which was instrumental in developing and introducing new venture of power distribution segment through competitive bidding for Engineering, Procurement and Construction of Power Distribution Lines across India under various initiatives of Ministry of Power. From 2004 to 2011, Kalpataru’s distribution project segment had grown up substantially with 28 projects on hand in UP,Bihar, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, West Bengal and Maharashtra states.

To strengthen the critical skill sets of Project Management and execution, I did my Post Graduation in 2017 in Advanced Project Management with Honours grade from S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai.

Having experience of project estimation and tendering for more than 6 years, I have been assigned responsibility as executive assistant to top management from 2010 to 2013 for 3 years and took key initiatives of maintaining management information system of power distribution segment. In this role, I had specific exposure and experience of strategic business functions with operational, functional and financial perspectives. During these years, business had also expanded to SAARC countries and was associated for project estimation and initial start-ups of KPIL’s first ever Transmission Line project in Sri Lanka for Ceylon Electricity Board and also first ever Transmission Line project in Bhutan as well for Bhutan Power Corporation.

Since 2014 to till date I am looking after overall project co-ordination and monitoring, supply chain functions, claims and  contracts management of transmission lines projects in western, northern and north east regions of India for central utility like Powergrid, SPVs and private client such as Sterlite Power.  In project monitoring cell, I have successfully completed the projects in extreme north – east regions such as Manipur, Assam, Nagaland and Tripura states during challenging phase of Covid-19 epidemic. Moreover, I am co-ordinating central planning and procurement of cement and steel for civil works to be carried out in all transmission lines and sub-station projects across India.

I have also undergone a specialised training called LEAP (Leadership Excellence and Pride) under leadership development journey. Furthermore, I have been rewarded with Outstanding Performance Award for exemplary project co-ordination and monitoring and for settlement of extra claims from clients against project prolongation during Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021.

With almost 20 years of involvement in power transmission and distribution industry, I am having rich experience in project cost estimation, MIS, project co-ordination, Project monitoring, Supply chain management, contracts management, claims management and excellent relationships with our channel partners.