Dr. M.P. Raju is Managing Director of LEA India (LEA Associates South Asia Pvt. Ltd.), President-cum-Director of LEA International Ltd., and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of both the LEA Group and LEA India.
As a co-founder of LEA India, Dr. Raju was instrumental in its development, establishing a new standard for delivering consulting services and setting the stage for the company’s evolution into a leading engineering and planning consulting services provider. From early days, Dr. Raju focused on strengthening strategic partnerships with various clients, and remained deeply involved in all spheres of project development for ensuring client success in all the assignments. This resulted in evolving the business model for the newly established LEA India and building its reputation for maintaining high standards of quality and ethics among our clientele.
Dr. Raju has over 36 years of experience in Traffic Engineering, Transport Planning and Economics. He is known for his expertise in drafting Policies, Preparation of Plans at all levels, Economic Analysis and Evaluation, Financial Appraisals, Undertaking Institutional Development and Capacity Building Assignments including Formulating Reform Action Plans, and Training Plans. Furthermore, he is known for his excellence in guiding teams with innovative approaches in Socio-Economic Evaluation Programs and Projects, Environmental Assessments, and Formulating Vision and Master Plans at urban, regional and national levels. Besides his technical skills, he has significantly contributed towards LEA’s business growth and diversification. He heads the planning units of LEA India, and supervises multi-disciplinary teams to achieve innovative and scientific solutions for infrastructure development.
Dr. Raju has worked closely and widely with numerous provincial (or state) governments in addition to several Ministries of Government of India for the preparation of policy documents, plans and programs apart from Feasibility Studies and DPRs, Project Financing/Business and Investment Plans, Preparation and Implementation of Institutional and Capacity Building Reform Action Plans and Projects, Training Plans, Socio-Economic Impact Assessment Projects, etc., which have been highly appreciated for their innovation and delivery. Many of these projects are linked with multilateral funding agencies such as the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and African Development bank.
Dr. Raju is part of India Canada Business Council (ICBC) that promotes bi-lateral trade and services the two countries. He has been regularly giving talks on the request of Global Affairs, Canada; Canada India Business Council (CIBC); and Infrastructure Ontario in Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Raju has served on various committees of national importance such as the G-6 Committee of Indian Roads Congress on Multi-Modal Transport System of India
towards formulating guidelines (an active member) and Vision 2047
of the Government of India to provide inputs on the Transport Sector. He is a member of several professional institutions in India and abroad such as Life Member, Indian Roads Congress; Member, Chartered Institute of Transport, United Kingdom; Fellow, Institute of Town Planners India; Fellow, Indian Institute of Engineers and many more. He served as a Member of Board of Studies of School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), Delhi; CEPT University, Ahmedabad; National Institute of Technology, Warangal; etc. Additionally, he has also been an examiner at Post Graduate and Ph.D. programs. Dr. Raju attended several national and international conferences, and authored over 20 technical papers.
: Bachelor's of Civil Engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad (1984); Master of Planning (with specialization in Transport Planning) from School of Planning & Architecture, New Delhi (1987); Ph.D. in Transport Planning from School of Planning & Architecture, India (1996).
Years of Experience