DFI of India Team

DFI of India is led by a team of directors and an executive committee who are all supported by a dedicated staff of professionals.

DFI of India's Board

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Director, Chair

Mohan Ramanathan
Advanced Construction Technologies

Mohan Ramanathan is 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.

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Director, Immediate Past Chair

Anirudhan I.V.
Geotechnical Solutions

Anirudhan I.V. is immediate past 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.

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Dr. K.S. Rama Krishna
DFI of India

Dr. K.S. Rama Krishna is the past chair of DFI of India. As an independent consultant he provides geotechnical engineering services in the area of foundation engineering and project implementation, for land, coastal projects and offshore oil and gas projects.

DFI of India Executive Committee​

Mr. Mohan Ramanathan   •  Chair & Board
Advanced Construction Technologies, Chennai

Dr. Sunil S. Basarkar  •  Vice-Chair & Core Committee
Afcons Infrastructure Limited

Mr. Anirudhan I.V.   •  Immediate Past Chair & Board
Geotechnical Solutions

Dr. K.S. Rama Krishna  •  Core Committee & Board
DFI of India

Mr. Ravikiran Vaidya  •  Core Committee
Geo Dynamics

Er. Madan Kumar Annam  •  EC Member
Keller Ground Engineering

Prof Subhadeep Banerjee  •  EC Member
Indian Institute of Technology Madras

Er. K. Bikshapathi  •  EC Member
National Academy of Construction

Mr. Gagan Goswami  •  EC Member
Heritage Infraspace India Private Limited

Mr. Mohan Gupta  •  EC Member
GEODATA India (P) Ltd.

Er. Sanjay Gupta  •  EC Member
Cengrs Geotechnica Pvt. Ltd

Ms. Annapoorni Iyer  •  EC Member
Encosym consultants

Dr. A. Murali Krishna  •  EC Member
Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati

Mr. M Kumaran  •  EC Member
L & T Construction

Er. V. K. Panwar  •  EC Member
Engineers India Limited

Mr. Viral Patel  •  EC Member
Associated Engineers

Dr. C. R. Parthasarathy  •  EC Member
Sarathy Geotech & Engineering Services Pvt Ltd

Prof. Amit Prashant  •  EC Member
Sarathy Geotech & Engineering Services Pvt Ltd

Dr. Anil Joseph  •  EC Member
President, Indian Geotechnical Society

Dr. R. P. Singh  •  EC Member
National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited

DFI of India Regional Chapter staff

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Manager of Operations

Pranav Jha

Pranav Jha is the assistant manager of operations at DFI of India. His role includes undertaking various activities related to workshops/seminars, conferences, and training programs. He is responsible for preparing programs for all DFII initiatives and ensuring the timely completion by conducting regular review meetings.

Pranav has a B.E. in civil engineering from PESIT, Bengaluru, India. He has previously worked as a structural steel designer for 2½ years on many U.S.-based construction projects and is well versed with relevant Indian and American codes.

He also has sound knowledge of “Quality Management Systems,” and is a trained internal auditor on Quality Management Systems as per ISO 9001:2015 standards.

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Manager of Accounts & Administration

T.S. Mahendran

T.S. Mahendran is manager of accounts and administration for DFI of India. In addition to managing accounting and office administration, he assists with organizing executive committee meetings and conferences and workshops, and handling public relations for the chapter.

He holds an MBA in finance. Before joining DFI of India, he worked for 10 years with different industry organizations covering sales, marketing, and finance functions.

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Technical Co-Ordinator

Sai Sindhu

Sai Sindhu is the Technical Co-Ordinator for DFI of India. She has done her Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering from the University College of Engineering, JNTUK, Kakinada. She completed her Masters in Geotechnical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Tirupati. Her areas of interest include Ground Improvement Techniques, Foundation Design, and Slope Stability Analysis.

Her role includes coordinating technical committee activities, developing pool of experts, developing technical programs envisioned by the committees, helping the committees to execute programs, maintaining the design/user/application manuals developed by the sub-committees. She will also be responsible for arranging the regular committee meetings as demanded by the committee chairs (online and physical).

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