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DFII Board and Executive Committee

Executive Committee

Anirudhan I.V.DFII Chair
Mohan RamanathanDFII Vice Chair
G. Venkata PrasadDFII Director – Operations
Dr. N. Kumar PitchumaniAECOM, Chennai
Ravikiran VaidyaGeo Dynamics, Vadodara
Prof. Shailesh GandhiSVNIT, Surat
Dr. Sunil S BasarkarAfcons, Mumbai
Y. Hari KrishnaKeller Ground Engineering, Chennai
Prof. A. BoominathanIIT Madras
K. BairagiL&T Ltd, Chennai
Sanjay ChakraborthySoilmec, Mumbai
Prof. Sivakumar BabuPresident IGS New Delhi (IGS and Institute)
Panwar V.K.EIL, New Delhi
Prof. Amit PrashantIIT Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad
Bikshapathi K.National Academy of Construction, Hyderabad
Srinivas B.S.Chennai Metro Rail Ltd, Chennai
Prof. N.K. SamadhyIGS

DFI of India Board


Anirudhan I.V. is chair of DFI of India. He manages Geotechnical Solutions in Chennai a geotechnical investigation and consultancy firm that conducts small and medium geotechnical investigation works in Tamilnadu and parts of South India.

During his long professional career, Anirudhan worked as a foundation design and quality control engineer on industrial projects using several deep foundation techniques. Anirudhan is closely associated with the activities of the Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS) and was the secretary and chairman of the Chennai chapter of IGS. He earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Calicut University, Kerala, and his master’s degree in geotechnique from IIT Kanpur.>read his bio
tel: 9841106580


Mohan Ramanathan is vice chair of DFI of India and the Founder/Director of the ACT Group of Companies based in Chennai.

Ramanathan has over 40 years of experience in pile foundations, heavy earthmoving equipment, demolition and concrete flooring. He has been actively involved in identifying and transferring technologies relating to construction, ground engineering and mechanisation to India from developed countries. He is a member of several professional societies including DFII, IGS, Institution of Engineers (India), ACCE, ICI and IDA. As an active member in the DFII Executive Committee and vice chair,he is spearheading the new initiative in the introduction of Helical Screw Piles in India.

Mohan Ramanathan has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from IIT, Madras and a master’s degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the U.S.
tel: 44-67181700

G. Venkata Prasad, Director – Operations

G. 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.
tel: 9790917117