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Saugata Maitra
Independent , Project Development
Kolkata, India
Civil Engineer and MBA (Finance), trained in Business Finance with 27 years of experience in – Project Development, Public Private Partnership (PPP) Advisory, Capacity Building of City Authorities, Smart Cities, Real Estate Advisory, Private Sector Development, Poverty Reduction, and Development of Bilateral Trade & Investment.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research
  • Private Sector, Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Experience:
Civil Engineer and MBA (Finance),trained in Business Finance with 25 years of experience in –Project Development, Public Private Partnership (PPP)Advisory, Capacity Building of City Authorities, Real Estate Advisory, Private Sector Development, Poverty Reduction, and Development of Bilateral Trade & Investment. Possess extensive strategic and program/ project delivery skills including business development across diverse sectors and geographies, having worked in international agencies, diplomatic trade mission,multinational consulting firms and infrastructure financial institution; wide experience of working with Central Government departments and most State Governments in India.
In current role as National Director, Jones Lang LaSalle, responsible for setting up and developing the business of Government & Infrastructure Advisory Practice in India and South Asia region. Earlier, led PPP Transaction and Infrastructure Advisory practices of Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited in 10 Indian states;developed mega infrastructure projects, industrial parks and township projects on PPP modefor IL&FS Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited.
Provided Technical Assistance on economic governance and reforms in the urban sector; as Consultant with Government Reforms and Institutional Development (GRID) Practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC); other key positions held and tasks delivered in the past include Senior Adviser and Sector Leader in India for Construction Infrastructure and Metals industry for ‘UK Trade & Investment’ (UKT&I), of the British Government;played a key role in promoting Inward Investments into the UK through the Inward Investment Group (formerly Invest-UK). Also worked for Management Consultancy Services Division of Lovelock & Lewes (representing Coopers & Lybrand in India) and as Design Engineer in Progressive Consultants, a firm of Structural Consultants.
Key Skills: Leading a business; Business Development; Client engagement; Collaboration with Associates to open new business prospects; Team building through experience of working across diverse organizations.
Civil Engineer and MBA (Finance) trained in Business Finance.
Affiliations and Achievements:
Member –‘Infrastructure’& ‘Urbanization and future Cities’ Sub-committees of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Eastern India.
Founding Member – Project Management Associates (PMA), Kolkata Chapter.
Co-authored a book on Planning Innovations for Urban Sustainability: A Global Outlook Edited by Dr. Sébastien Darchen and Associate Professor Glen Searle; University of Queensland.

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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Hindi, Bengali
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