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LEA Group

Operating Companies

The LEA Group is made up of three operating companies: LEA Consulting Ltd. (LEA Canada), LEA Associates South Asia Pvt Ltd. (LEA India), and LEA International Ltd. (LEA International). Together, we provide consulting and advisory services on infrastructure projects across the world.
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WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT

Dedication to our founding values

“What differentiates us” has always been a theme of the firm, developing creative ways to stand out, nurture the growth of our employees, and share common objectives with our clients. Being employee owned, valuing innovation, possessing great leadership, and staying true to our founding vision over the years is what sets us apart.
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HISTORY

Celebrating 65 years improving and connecting communities worldwide

It’s been a long standing tradition to contribute towards the infrastructural, socio-economic, and environmental well-being of communities around the world. It’s truly our core purpose for being in business and what drives us each and every day.
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Leadership

Pinaki Roychowdhury, M.Tech.

CEO, LEA Group

Joined LEA in : 1994

Pinaki Roychowdhury

Pinaki Roychowdhury joined LEA in 1994 as a Senior Highway Engineer and rose within the organization to become the Director of the LEA Group in 2004, Managing Director of LEA India (LEA Associates South Asia Pvt. Ltd.) in 2006, and CEO of the LEA Group in 2017.

He is extremely experienced in large infrastructure projects in the Transportation Sector, from conceptualization through to execution, namely in preparing Feasibility Studies, Detailed Engineering Design, Construction Management, Project Management and Contract Management across India, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Mozambique, Botswana, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Mauritius and more. Besides executing large highway and expressway projects funded by multilateral and bilateral funding agencies successfully, Pinaki has executed several projects under various P3 formats with concessionaires from both developed and developing countries, including the UK, Spain, Dubai, Malaysia, India, and Bangladesh.

Under his initiative, LEA has expanded into several Asian and African countries beyond Canada and India. Over the years, Pinaki has led, mentored, and built a team of professionals in the Engineering Division of LEA India and has been active in corporate affairs. Pinaki has been instrumental in laying a solid foundation for LEA with specialization in 7 distinct verticals and full-fledged non-technical support departments. 

Education: M.Tech, Highway & Transportation Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 1992. B.A.Sc., B.E., Civil Engineering from Bengal Engineering College, University of Calcutta, 1991.
Years of Experience: 25+ 
Emailpinaki@lasaindia.com
 

Dr. M. P. Raju

Managing Director, LEA India

Dr. M. P. Raju

Dr. M.P. Raju is Managing Director of LEA India (LEA Associates South Asia Pvt. Ltd.), Director of LEA International Ltd., and serves as a member of the Board of Directors.

As a co-founder of LEA India, Dr. Raju was instrumental in its development, establishing a new standard for the delivery of consulting services, and setting the stage for the company’s evolution into a leading business consulting services provider. Dr. Raju is focused on strengthening strategic partnerships with clients, increasing client relevance, and evolving the company’s business model.

He has over 30 years of experience in traffic engineering, transport economics, and planning. He is known for his expertise in policy planning, economic analysis, institutional development, and socio-economic and environmental planning at urban, regional, and national levels. Besides his technical skills, he has also contributed significantly to LEA’s diversification. His adherence to the minute details of projects translates into innovative and cost-effective project formulations and outstanding study reports. He heads the planning units of LEA India, and supervises multi-disciplinary teams to achieve innovative and scientific solutions.

He is a member of several professional institutions in India and abroad such as Indian Roads Congress, American Society of Civil Engineers, Chartered Institute of Transport, U.K., Institute of Town Planners and more.

Education: 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: 30+
Emailshram@lasaindia.com

Terry Wallace, P.Eng.

President, LEA Canada

Joined LEA in : 1989

Terry Wallace

Terry is the President of LEA Canada (LEA Consulting Ltd.). In his 29+ years at LEA, Terry’s experience has spanned transportation planning, engineering design, and construction projects for both public and private sector clients. These projects have included Light Rail Transit (LRT), subway stations, bus terminals and commuter parking lots, new and improved roadways, bridges and interchanges, and land development projects involving new mixed-use communities and commercial, industrial and institutional uses. 

Terry first joined LEA as an Engineer-in-Training in 1989, and quickly ascended to the role of Transportation Engineer and Project Manager in the mid-1990s. In 2003, Terry became a Director of the Board of the LEA Group, which oversees the firm’s operations in Canada and abroad. In 2005, Terry was promoted to Vice-President of Transportation Engineering, responsible for the management of LEA’s Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering Group. Terry has also been active in travelling to India as part of his corporate responsibilities. He succeeded Dave Saunders as the President of LEA Canada (LEA Consulting Ltd.) in 2017. Since then, Terry has brought a wealth of multi-disciplinary planning & engineering experience, along with corporate experience from his roles in the management of LEA. This experience assists Terry in developing his vision for LEA for the next 10 to 15 years. 

Outside of work, you can find Terry staying physically and mentally fit by playing golf with friends, working out, and running along the Waterfront Trails of Toronto. He also enjoys spending summer weekends vacationing with his family at their cottage on Lake Huron. 
 
Education: P.Eng, Geometric Design, Northwestern University Traffic Institute, 1999, Advanced Intersection Analysis with Computer Models, University of Florida, 1994, B.Eng., Department of Civil Engineering, Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, 1989
Years of Experience: 29+
Email: twallace@lea.ca
Phone: 905 470 0059

Kenneth Chan, P.Eng., PTOE, PMP

Vice President Transportation, LEA Canada

Joined LEA in : 2002

Kenneth Chan

Kenneth Chan is a Vice President and head of the Transportation practice at LEA Canada (LEA Consulting Ltd.). Kenneth has over 16 years of experience in Transportation Engineering. He is a certified Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) with the Transportation Professional Certification Board Inc., a member of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), and a certified Professional Project Manager (PMP) with the Project Management Institute. Kenneth has been with LEA since 2002, taking on many roles within the Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering Group.

Throughout his career, Kenneth has worked on numerous large scale public sector projects including the Finch West Station construction design, Eglinton Crosstown LRT traffic management, and the Hurontario-Main LRT Traffic Operational Assessment. He has also conducted and supervised over 200 transportation related traffic reports, including Transportation Impact Studies, Traffic Impact Assessments, Traffic Operational Studies, Traffic Corridor Studies, Parking Studies, Loading Studies and Traffic Demand Management Plans. Additionally, Kenneth has extensive experience with small- and medium-scale detailed design, tender packages preparation, and construction administration of road widening and intersection improvement projects. 

Outside of work, Kenneth enjoys renovating and spending time with his family by exploring nature and the urban fabric of Downtown Toronto via the public transportation system.

Education: B.A.Sc., (Civil Engineering / Software for Engineering Option), Department of Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo
Years of Experience: 16+
Email: kchan@lea.ca
Phone: 289 846 5307

Pradeep Kumar

Executive Director, LEA India

Joined LEA in : 1998

Pradeep Kumar

Pradeep Kumar is an Executive Director of LEA India (LEA Associates South Asia Pvt. Ltd.), who started his career with the firm in 1998 as a new postgraduate. Today, he leads the Traffic and Transport sector, one of the core sectors in LEA’s portfolio. Pradeep has been dedicated to the organization as a young professional, project manager, coordinator of small to large consultancy assignments, and now as head of the sector. He is known for his clear approach, professional management skills, and understanding of the domain.

Pradeep is in charge of the overall traffic and transportation sector, its business expansion from project initiation to execution, and responsible for providing valuable suggestions for strategic growth to the sector and firm. He has over 20 years of experience in traffic engineering, transport planning/modeling, and institutional development & capacity building for road management systems in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Oman, Ethiopia, Uganda and Mauritius.

Pradeep is a member of several professional institutions such as the Indian Roads Congress, Institute of Urban Transport, Institute of Town Planning of India, and more. Additionally, he has published technical papers in several professional journals.

Education: B.Sc. (Civil Engineering) from Bihar Institute of Technology, Sindri, Bihar (now Jharkhand) in 1995 and Master of Planning (Transport) from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi in 1998
Years of Experience: 20+
Emailpkumar@lasaindia.com

Rick Krutzler, P.Eng.

Senior Vice President Highways & Structures, LEA Canada

Joined LEA in : 2002

Rick Krutzler

Rick Krutzler is a Senior Vice President and head of the Highways & Structures practice at LEA Canada (LEA Consulting Ltd.) with 20+ years of experience in the field of bridge and heavy civil structural engineering. Rick has been responsible for project management, structural design of engineering projects, and construction supervision of both new and rehabilitation structures. He is experienced in detailed structural inspections of bridges and transit structures and is experienced in preliminary design field involving both rehabilitation and replacement alternatives. 

Rick comes from a background in construction. After graduating, he spent a good portion of his career inspecting existing structures and conducting detail design of complex bridge and transit structures. He has led engineering design teams in the detail and rehabilitation design of bridges and underground subway stations in existing operating environments where constructability and complex staging is a major undertaking. His experience on projects also includes scheduling, cost estimating, and constructability, along with engineering support through construction involving dealing with site conditions and resolving construction related issues. 

Outside work, he spends time with his beloved friends and his family. During summer, he can be found up at the cottage and in the winter, playing hockey or skiing whenever possible. 
 
Education: P.Eng., Ontario, M.A.Sc., University of Toronto, B.A.Sc., University of Waterloo
Years of Experience: 20+
Email: rkrutzler@lea.ca
Phone: 905 470 0153

Atahar Parvez

Executive Director, LEA India

Joined LEA in : 1995

Atahar Parvez

Dr. Atahar Parvez Daulatabadi is an Executive Director of LEA India (LEA Associates South Asia Pvt. Ltd.) and has been a part of the team since 1995. He has over 28 years of experience, largely in highway construction supervision, project management, contract management, and design projects. He has vast hands-on experience on many large projects in India and aboard, including those funded by international funding agencies and governments as well as P3 projects.

Dr. Parvez graduated in Civil Engineering (B.E., Civil) and has a master's degree (M. Tech) in Highways and Transportation Engineering. Additionally, he holds a doctorate in Civil Engineering. Besides this, Dr. Atahar Parvez is a member of Institute of Engineers, India (F.I.E) and Life Member of Indian Roads Congress. In addition to heading LEA India’s Mumbai (Thane) office, he shares the responsibility of project management, business development, and other corporate tasks.

Education: Civil Engineering (B.E., Civil), Master's degree (M. Tech) in Highways and Transportation Engineering, Doctorate in Civil Engineering
Years of Experience: 28+
Emailparvez@lasaindia.com

Leo Rojas, P.Eng.

Senior Vice President Contract Administration, LEA Canada

Joined LEA in : 2001

Leo Rojas

Leo Rojas is a Senior Vice President and the head of the Construction Administration practice at LEA Canada (LEA Consulting Ltd.). Leo has been involved in municipal design and contract administration for the last 15 years. He is analytical when it comes to project sequencing and completion strategies for maximum efficiency, productivity, and profitability. He is also adept at project budgeting and cost analysis with an accomplished background in estimating.

Leo has a vast amount of project management experience on provincial and international construction projects, including the construction and rehabilitation of highways, bridges, and municipal infrastructure. In the design field, he has been responsible for planning and designing water supply and sewage systems, drainage structures, retention ponds, hydrologic/hydraulic models for watershed and streams, and Stormwater management – including the effects of urban development.

Outside of work, Leo is the proud father of three wonderful children and enjoys photography and artisan cheese making.

Education: P.Eng
Years of Experience: 15+
Email: lrojas@lea.ca
Phone: 905 470 0282

Shahé Sagharian, P.Eng.

Vice President Buildings, LEA Canada

Joined LEA in : 2014

Shahé Sagharian

Shahé Sagharian is a Vice President and head of the Building Structures practice at LEA Canada (LEA Consulting Ltd.) with 25+ years of experience. Shahé joined LEA in 2014, after spending time with Halsall Associates since 1989. Shahé has designed and managed a wide variety of structures for new buildings and renovations encompassing commercial, institutional and cultural facilities. He has particular expertise in dealing with the special needs of work both in, and adjacent to, existing structures.

Shahé has successfully managed hundreds of multi-million dollar projects, including highly complex infrastructure developments, across the Greater Toronto Area and the Middle East. In 2006 he established Halsall’s Business in Dubai. He brings innovation, energy and enthusiasm to all of his projects and strives to bring new ideas to the table to make each project unique and cost effective.

Outside of work, Shahé likes to spend time experiencing built forms of the world - both man made and naturally created. He likes to follow the latest trends in building architecture and public realms while spending considerable time outdoors learning the natural environment.

Education: P.Eng., B.Tech., Ryerson University
Years of Experience: 25+
Email: ssagharian@lea.ca
Phone: 416 572 1790

Pinaki Roychowdhury, M.Tech.

CEO, LEA Group

Joined LEA in : 19944

Pinaki Roychowdhury

Pinaki Roychowdhury joined LEA in 1994 as a Senior Highway Engineer and rose within the organization to become the Director of the LEA Group in 2004, Managing Director of LEA India (LEA Associates South Asia Pvt. Ltd.) in 2006, and CEO of the LEA Group in 2017.

He is extremely experienced in large infrastructure projects in the Transportation Sector, from conceptualization through to execution, namely in preparing Feasibility Studies, Detailed Engineering Design, Construction Management, Project Management and Contract Management across India, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Mozambique, Botswana, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Mauritius and more. Besides executing large highway and expressway projects funded by multilateral and bilateral funding agencies successfully, Pinaki has executed several projects under various P3 formats with concessionaires from both developed and developing countries, including the UK, Spain, Dubai, Malaysia, India, and Bangladesh.

Under his initiative, LEA has expanded into several Asian and African countries beyond Canada and India. Over the years, Pinaki has led, mentored, and built a team of professionals in the Engineering Division of LEA India and has been active in corporate affairs. Pinaki has been instrumental in laying a solid foundation for LEA with specialization in 7 distinct verticals and full-fledged non-technical support departments. 

Education: M.Tech, Highway & Transportation Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, 1992. B.A.Sc., B.E., Civil Engineering from Bengal Engineering College, University of Calcutta, 1991.
Years of Experience: 25+ 
Emailpinaki@lasaindia.com

Terry Wallace, P.Eng.

President, LEA Canada

Joined LEA in : 1989

Terry Wallace

Terry is the President of LEA Canada (LEA Consulting Ltd.). In his 29+ years at LEA, Terry’s experience has spanned transportation planning, engineering design, and construction projects for both public and private sector clients. These projects have included Light Rail Transit (LRT), subway stations, bus terminals and commuter parking lots, new and improved roadways, bridges and interchanges, and land development projects involving new mixed-use communities and commercial, industrial and institutional uses. 

Terry first joined LEA as an Engineer-in-Training in 1989, and quickly ascended to the role of Transportation Engineer and Project Manager in the mid-1990s. In 2003, Terry became a Director of the Board of the LEA Group, which oversees the firm’s operations in Canada and abroad. In 2005, Terry was promoted to Vice-President of Transportation Engineering, responsible for the management of LEA’s Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering Group. Terry has also been active in travelling to India as part of his corporate responsibilities. He succeeded Dave Saunders as the President of LEA Canada (LEA Consulting Ltd.) in 2017. Since then, Terry has brought a wealth of multi-disciplinary planning & engineering experience, along with corporate experience from his roles in the management of LEA. This experience assists Terry in developing his vision for LEA for the next 10 to 15 years. 

Outside of work, you can find Terry staying physically and mentally fit by playing golf with friends, working out, and running along the Waterfront Trails of Toronto. He also enjoys spending summer weekends vacationing with his family at their cottage on Lake Huron. 
 
Education: P.Eng, Geometric Design, Northwestern University Traffic Institute, 1999, Advanced Intersection Analysis with Computer Models, University of Florida, 1994, B.Eng., Department of Civil Engineering, Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, 1989
Years of Experience: 29+
Email: twallace@lea.ca
Phone: 905 470 0059

Dr. M. P. Raju

Managing Director, LEA India

Dr. M. P. Raju

Dr. M.P. Raju is Managing Director of LEA India (LEA Associates South Asia Pvt. Ltd.), Director of LEA International Ltd., and serves as a member of the Board of Directors.

As a co-founder of LEA India, Dr. Raju was instrumental in its development, establishing a new standard for the delivery of consulting services, and setting the stage for the company’s evolution into a leading business consulting services provider. Dr. Raju is focused on strengthening strategic partnerships with clients, increasing client relevance, and evolving the company’s business model.

He has over 30 years of experience in traffic engineering, transport economics, and planning. He is known for his expertise in policy planning, economic analysis, institutional development, and socio-economic and environmental planning at urban, regional, and national levels. Besides his technical skills, he has also contributed significantly to LEA’s diversification. His adherence to the minute details of projects translates into innovative and cost-effective project formulations and outstanding study reports. He heads the planning units of LEA India, and supervises multi-disciplinary teams to achieve innovative and scientific solutions.

He is a member of several professional institutions in India and abroad such as Indian Roads Congress, American Society of Civil Engineers, Chartered Institute of Transport, U.K., Institute of Town Planners and more.

Education: 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: 30+
Emailshram@lasaindia.com

Rick Baldasti, P.Eng.

Vice President Civil, LEA Canada

Joined LEA in : 1997

Rick Baldasti

Rick is a Vice President and head of the Civil practice at LEA Canada (LEA Consulting Ltd.). He has been with the firm for over 20 years. During this time, he has played a key role in a diverse mix of highway, transit, civil, municipal, and private sector projects throughout Ontario. 

Rick has been responsible in various lead capacities on numerous assignments involving the preliminary and detail design of highways, municipal roads, transit infrastructure, site servicing, Storm Water Management (SWM), site development, parking facilities, complex traffic staging, construction sequencing, and challenging utility conflict mitigation and relocations. Rick’s expertise is even broader in scope, with experience in conceptual and functional design, road safety reviews, property acquisition planning, coordination of approvals and permits, SWM and site servicing reports, value engineering exercises, environmental approvals and assessments, contract administration, and several large-scale design-build ventures.

Outside work, Rick looks forward to heading north to his family cottage near Mactier, Ontario where he enjoys quality time on the lake with family and close friends.
 
Education: P.Eng., Dipl T., Civil Engineering, Centennial College, B.Eng., Civil Engineering, Lakehead University 
Years of Experience: 20+ 
Email: rbaldasti@lea.ca 
Phone: 905 470 0149 

Pradyot Biswas

Executive Director, LEA India

Pradyot Biswas

Pradyot Biswas is an Executive Director of LEA India (LEA Associates South Asia Pvt. Ltd).
Prior to joining LEA India, Mr. Biswas had worked with various reputable consultancy and construction companies in India. He has over 25 years of versatile experiences in design, construction, supervision, material/geotechnical investigation and testing in roads and highways, bridges and structures and other infrastructure projects in India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. He has been associated with LEA since 2002 and worked in various capacities in design and construction projects. Pradyot is in charge of several design, construction supervision, and project management consultancy services in roads and highways, as well as bridges and structures in India and abroad. He is also involved in the strategic planning and business expansion of LEA's highways and railways practices in India and Asia.

He is member of several professional institutions such as Indian Roads Congress and Indian Geotechnical Society. He has published technical papers on problematic soils and ground improvement. He has also delivered lectures as a guest faculty to the National Institute of Training for Highway Engineers (NITHE), Noida.

Education: Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Bengal Engineering College, Sibpore (1991), Masters of Engineering in Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering from Bengal Engineering College, Sibpore (1993)
Years of Experience: 25+
Emailpradyotbiswas@lasaindia.com

Kenneth Chan, P.Eng., PTOE, PMP

Vice President Transportation, LEA Canada

Joined LEA in : 2002

Kenneth Chan

Kenneth Chan is a Vice President and head of the Transportation practice at LEA Canada (LEA Consulting Ltd.). Kenneth has over 16 years of experience in Transportation Engineering. He is a certified Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE) with the Transportation Professional Certification Board Inc., a member of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), and a certified Professional Project Manager (PMP) with the Project Management Institute. Kenneth has been with LEA since 2002, taking on many roles within the Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering Group.

Throughout his career, Kenneth has worked on numerous large scale public sector projects including the Finch West Station construction design, Eglinton Crosstown LRT traffic management, and the Hurontario-Main LRT Traffic Operational Assessment. He has also conducted and supervised over 200 transportation related traffic reports, including Transportation Impact Studies, Traffic Impact Assessments, Traffic Operational Studies, Traffic Corridor Studies, Parking Studies, Loading Studies and Traffic Demand Management Plans. Additionally, Kenneth has extensive experience with small- and medium-scale detailed design, tender packages preparation, and construction administration of road widening and intersection improvement projects. 

Outside of work, Kenneth enjoys renovating and spending time with his family by exploring nature and the urban fabric of Downtown Toronto via the public transportation system.

Education: B.A.Sc., (Civil Engineering / Software for Engineering Option), Department of Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo
Years of Experience: 16+
Email: kchan@lea.ca
Phone: 289 846 5307

Ronald Chiu, CPA, CA, MBA

Chief Financial Officer, The LEA Group

Joined LEA in : 2019

Ronald Chiu

Ronald Chiu is the Chief Financial Officer of the LEA Group. Ronald is a finance professional with over 22 years of experience, 12 of which were senior management positions at consulting engineering firms. He is a designated chartered public accountant (CPA, CA) and holds an MBA from the University of Toronto. Ronald has extensive experience in merger and acquisition (M&A) activities as a strategic hire at MMM Group during their growth years, overseeing the organization as it tripled in size over 6 years. He also took on a leading role integrating the company’s growth with the existing business and worked closely with staff and key stakeholders to develop financial processes and systems that drove the entity forward. 

Prior to joining the engineering industry, Ronald spent 11 years at public accounting firms and major publicly-traded companies. There, he provided guidance from management positions in accounting and tax, including design and implementation of corporate and shareholder structures for tax planning purposes. He is also experienced implementing multiple project-based accounting systems at different organizations from the ground up to support new and existing businesses. 

Outside work, Ronald enjoys travelling, jogging, singing, reading, and watching movies, as well as spending time with family and friends.

Education: Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), CPA Canada. MBA, University of Toronto. B.Com., University of Toronto.
Years of Experience: 22+
Email: rchiu@lea.ca
Phone: 905 470 0015 ext.703

J.K. Das

Executive Director, LEA India

J.K. Das

J.K. Das is an Executive Director of LEA India (LEA Associates South Asia Pvt. Ltd). He started his career with LEA India in 1997 with the responsibility for managing the Pavement & Materials Engineering team.

Over the course of his career he has led many design teams of specialist engineers in domestic and overseas assignments. His teams have been called upon to troubleshoot complex premature failures of structural works, embankments, hill slopes, asphalt pavements, and landslides. He has over 28 years of experience in highway design and construction projects in India, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Mauritius, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. He is also a member of several professional institutions.

Education: B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from MIT, Muzaffarpur in 1991
Years of Experience: 28+
Emailjkdas@lasaindia.com

Anupam Gupta

Executive Director, LEA India

Anupam Gupta

Anupam Gupta is an Executive Director of LEA India (LEA Associates South Asia Pvt. Ltd.), and Director of LEA International Ltd. He has more than 31 years of extensive experience in pavement design, evaluation of highway construction materials, construction management, contract management, and project management.

His broad global perspective has helped the company expand its horizons. He has several important projects to his credit in India and abroad, involving pavement design / rehabilitation and construction supervision. He has excellent knowledge of the latest technology on road construction. Additionally, His experience as a materials engineer for various detailed engineering design projects and feasibility studies have been a valuable addition to his career path. 

Anupam also manages many other key functions in LEA India including business development, human resources, and administration. He has a reputation for technological excellence, professionalism, and for pioneering a system that helps to consistently improve our in-house engineering capabilities.

Education: B.E in Civil Engineering, Gold Medalist from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, Jharkhand (1988)
Years of Experience: 31+
Emailanupam@lasaindia.com

Rick Krutzler, P.Eng.

Senior Vice President Highways & Structures, LEA Canada

Joined LEA in : 2002

Rick Krutzler

Rick Krutzler is a Senior Vice President and head of the Highways & Structures practice at LEA Canada (LEA Consulting Ltd.) with 20+ years of experience in the field of bridge and heavy civil structural engineering. Rick has been responsible for project management, structural design of engineering projects, and construction supervision of both new and rehabilitation structures. He is experienced in detailed structural inspections of bridges and transit structures and is experienced in preliminary design field involving both rehabilitation and replacement alternatives. 

Rick comes from a background in construction. After graduating, he spent a good portion of his career inspecting existing structures and conducting detail design of complex bridge and transit structures. He has led engineering design teams in the detail and rehabilitation design of bridges and underground subway stations in existing operating environments where constructability and complex staging is a major undertaking. His experience on projects also includes scheduling, cost estimating, and constructability, along with engineering support through construction involving dealing with site conditions and resolving construction related issues. 

Outside work, he spends time with his beloved friends and his family. During summer, he can be found up at the cottage and in the winter, playing hockey or skiing whenever possible. 
 
Education: P.Eng., Ontario, M.A.Sc., University of Toronto, B.A.Sc., University of Waterloo
Years of Experience: 20+
Email: rkrutzler@lea.ca
Phone: 905 470 0153

Pradeep Kumar

Executive Director, LEA India

Joined LEA in : 1998

Pradeep Kumar

Pradeep Kumar is an Executive Director of LEA India (LEA Associates South Asia Pvt. Ltd.), who started his career with the firm in 1998 as a new postgraduate. Today, he leads the Traffic and Transport sector, one of the core sectors in LEA’s portfolio. Pradeep has been dedicated to the organization as a young professional, project manager, coordinator of small to large consultancy assignments, and now as head of the sector. He is known for his clear approach, professional management skills, and understanding of the domain.

Pradeep is in charge of the overall traffic and transportation sector, its business expansion from project initiation to execution, and responsible for providing valuable suggestions for strategic growth to the sector and firm. He has over 20 years of experience in traffic engineering, transport planning/modeling, and institutional development & capacity building for road management systems in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Oman, Ethiopia, Uganda and Mauritius.

Pradeep is a member of several professional institutions such as the Indian Roads Congress, Institute of Urban Transport, Institute of Town Planning of India, and more. Additionally, he has published technical papers in several professional journals.

Education: B.Sc. (Civil Engineering) from Bihar Institute of Technology, Sindri, Bihar (now Jharkhand) in 1995 and Master of Planning (Transport) from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi in 1998
Years of Experience: 20+
Emailpkumar@lasaindia.com

Biswarup Mukherjee

Executive Director, LEA India

Joined LEA in : 2005

Biswarup Mukherjee

Biswarup Mukherjee is an Executive Director of LEA India (LEA Associates South Asia Pvt. Ltd.), and also serves as a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Mukherjee first joined the organization in 2005. As part of the senior management staff, he is involved in strategic planning, corporate decision making, and the policy formulation of the organization.

Biswarup is instrumental in identifying and expanding overseas business and continues to lead the team working in highway sector projects abroad, both for project execution and pursuing business prospects. He also oversees select domestic projects.

Biswarup has 25 years of rich and varied experience in design, project management, and contract administration of highway sector projects in India, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Mauritius, Malaysia, Bangladesh, and Sultanate of Oman. As a team leader, Biswarup guides and motivates multidisciplinary teams to complete projects to the satisfaction of all stakeholders.

Education: M. Tech. from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and a university silver medalist in Bachelor’s course.
Years of Experience: 25+
Emailbiswarup@lasaindia.com

Arumugam Panneerselvam

Executive Director, LEA India

Arumugam Panneerselvam

Dr. Arumugam Panneerselvam is an Executive Director of LEA India (LEA Associates South Asia Pvt. Ltd.). Dr. A. Panneerselvam has over 35 years of rich experience in urban and regional development, as well as socio-economic and public policy planning. Dr. A. Panneerselvam has the rare distinction of working experience on several consultancy and research projects funded by the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, various Indian infrastructure funding agencies, central government, and many state governments in India. He has experience working in over 22 states in India.

As a key member of the LEA India corporate strategy group, Dr. A. Panneerselvam is responsible for the formulation and execution of the company's global strategy. Dr. A. Pannerselvam has been at the head of several key strategic transitions in LEA India, including expanding its business portfolio both domestically and abroad. His effective consultation skills enable him to successfully involve project stakeholders in key decision-making processes.

Dr. A. Panneerselvam is a senior member of the several urban and regional professional societies. He is also a regular contributor to conferences and seminars on infrastructure planning in India. He has authored many technical and research papers on urban, regional, environmental, and social planning issues.

Education: Doctorate in urban and regional planning from University of Sheffield, UK (1996) after obtaining two post-graduations Town and Country Planning from Anna University, Chennai, India (1984); as well as Applied Geography from University of Madras, India (1982)
Years of Experience: 35+
Emailapselvam@lasaindia.com

Atahar Parvez

Executive Director, LEA India

Joined LEA in : 1995

Atahar Parvez

Dr. Atahar Parvez Daulatabadi is an Executive Director of LEA India (LEA Associates South Asia Pvt. Ltd.) and has been a part of the team since 1995. He has over 28 years of experience, largely in highway construction supervision, project management, contract management, and design projects. He has vast hands-on experience on many large projects in India and aboard, including those funded by international funding agencies and governments as well as P3 projects.

Dr. Parvez graduated in Civil Engineering (B.E., Civil) and has a master's degree (M. Tech) in Highways and Transportation Engineering. Additionally, he holds a doctorate in Civil Engineering. Besides this, Dr. Atahar Parvez is a member of Institute of Engineers, India (F.I.E) and Life Member of Indian Roads Congress. In addition to heading LEA India’s Mumbai (Thane) office, he shares the responsibility of project management, business development, and other corporate tasks.

Education: Civil Engineering (B.E., Civil), Master's degree (M. Tech) in Highways and Transportation Engineering, Doctorate in Civil Engineering.
Years of Experience: 28+
Emailparvez@lasaindia.com

Subir Kumar Podder

Executive Director, LEA India

Subir Kumar Podder

Subir Kumar Podder is an Executive Director of LEA India (LEA Associates South Asia Pvt. Ltd.). He has 29+ years of working experience in construction supervision, technical audit, quality assurance, feasibility studies, costing, and detailed design for: construction, reconstruction, strengthening, widening, rehabilitation, maintenance, and upgrades of roads and highways.

Subir heads the Highway Design Department of LEA India. He leads a team of engineers and delivers design engineering solutions for our valued clients in India and abroad. Besides working on many prestigious projects in India, Subir also has experience in overseas countries including Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Mozambique, and Bangladesh.

Education: Masters in Civil Engineering with membership in many professional societies. Undergone technical and leadership trainings in India and Canada
Years of Experience: 29+
Emailsubir@lasaindia.com

Leo Rojas, P.Eng.

Senior Vice President Contract Administration, LEA Canada

Joined LEA in : 2001

Leo Rojas

Leo Rojas is a Senior Vice President and the head of the Construction Administration practice at LEA Canada (LEA Consulting Ltd.). Leo has been involved in municipal design and contract administration for the last 15 years. He is analytical when it comes to project sequencing and completion strategies for maximum efficiency, productivity, and profitability. He is also adept at project budgeting and cost analysis with an accomplished background in estimating.

Leo has a vast amount of project management experience on provincial and international construction projects, including the construction and rehabilitation of highways, bridges, and municipal infrastructure. In the design field, he has been responsible for planning and designing water supply and sewage systems, drainage structures, retention ponds, hydrologic/hydraulic models for watershed and streams, and Stormwater management – including the effects of urban development.

Outside of work, Leo is the proud father of three wonderful children and enjoys photography and artisan cheese making.

Education: P.Eng
Years of Experience: 15+
Email: lrojas@lea.ca
Phone: 905 470 0282

Shahé Sagharian, P.Eng.

Vice President Buildings, LEA Canada

Joined LEA in : 2014

Shahé Sagharian

Shahé Sagharian is a Vice President and head of the Building Structures practice at LEA Canada (LEA Consulting Ltd.) with 25+ years of experience. Shahé joined LEA in 2014, after spending time with Halsall Associates since 1989. Shahé has designed and managed a wide variety of structures for new buildings and renovations encompassing commercial, institutional and cultural facilities. He has particular expertise in dealing with the special needs of work both in, and adjacent to, existing structures.

Shahé has successfully managed hundreds of multi-million dollar projects, including highly complex infrastructure developments, across the Greater Toronto Area and the Middle East. In 2006 he established Halsall’s Business in Dubai. He brings innovation, energy and enthusiasm to all of his projects and strives to bring new ideas to the table to make each project unique and cost effective.

Outside of work, Shahé likes to spend time experiencing built forms of the world - both man made and naturally created. He likes to follow the latest trends in building architecture and public realms while spending considerable time outdoors learning the natural environment.

Education: P.Eng., B.Tech., Ryerson University
Years of Experience: 25+
Email: ssagharian@lea.ca
Phone: 416 572 1790

Chaoba Singh

Chief Financial Officer, LEA India

Chaoba Singh

Mr. Ksh. Chaoba Singh is the Chief Financial Officer of LEA India (LEA Associates South Asia Pvt. Ltd.). Mr. Singh has more than 30 years of experience in accounting and finance. He has served as Financial Controller in a reputed consultancy firm for more than five years before starting his professional career with LEA in 2006. 

As CFO, he plays a significant role in the organization's corporate policy making, financial growth and development. Additionally, he has been appointed as the Corporate Secretary of the company. He is also responsible for the finances and accounts of LEA International and serves there as the Corporate Secretary. Mr. Singh is responsible for a number of assignments including financial planning, resource mobilization and revenue management, public sector finance, financial management, feasibility studies, budgetary management, fund disbursement and business operations.

Mr. Singh is also in charge of maintaining financial discipline in the company. His role includes formulating a system for monitoring and controlling projects, proper MIS, corporate planning, tax planning and ROC. Additionally, he is responsible for formulating systems and controls for key aspects of projects, and projected cash inflow and outflow as related to budgeting to ensure the optimal utilization and provision of funds.

Years of Experience: 30+
Email: chaoba@lasaindia.com

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