LeaderShip Team

1. Mr. Prakash Gaur (Chief Executive Officer)

Mr. Prakash Gaur is working with IL&FS group over last one decade and has a rich educational background in planning, economics, and transport from India and Europe.

In the profession spanning across two decades, Prakash has worked with various institutions like School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi (SPA) Delhi, CEPT Ahmedabad, International Consulting Organizations, International Finance Corporation (The World Bank group) in the past.

He has worked on Urban Development, Tourism, Transport, Port and Infrastructure projects on Public Private Partnership.

He has presented/published various scientific research papers in national and international conference. He is a member of various professional bodies. He is a visiting faculty for infrastructure and urban development in various international repute institutes.

He is involved in conceptualization of GIFT City the first smart city of India since its inception including planning design, implementation and operations of the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT) with next class urban infrastructure developing as International Finance Center.

He has been specially roped in by Government of Andhra Pradesh as Director Strategy to assist in development of new capital of Andhra Pradesh “Amaravati” as a city of 21stcentury since January 2015. He is Chief Executive Officer of Andhra Pradesh Urban Infrastructure Asset Management Limited a JV of Government of Andhra Pradesh and IL&FS an asset Management Company for setting up of Urban Development Fund.


2. Mr. Sanjeev Patil – Senior Vice President (Engineering)

Mr. Patil has strong experience of over 26 years in design, estimation & Project Management & advisory for Urban Infrastructure works in various geographies. He is a known expert in water engineering domain.

He has been instrumental in various reputed projects like Nanded city Water Supply systems etc. His area of expertise also Includes 24x7 Water Supply System, Sewerage including recycling of water Scheme, Strom Water Disposal and Management, Roads, rail over bridges, building Structures and River front Development etc.


3. Mr. V. Shenbagaraman (Chief Investment Officer)

MBA from IFMR (Chennai)

  • Mobilized funds for urban projects through term loan, unique vehicles like Municipal Bonds Pooled Financing and from multilaterals like world bank, JBIC and KFW.
  • Arranged around Rs.40bn from Commercial banks, bond market and multilaterals.

4. Mr. Vikas Verma (Chief Financial Officer)

Mr. Verma is the Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and also holds Post Graduate Diploma in Finance, Diploma in IFRS (ACCA, UK) and Certificate in IFRS (ICAI).

Mr. Verma has a wide experience in the area of Accounts, Finance, Tax, IFRS, Audits and implementation of standardized financial and operational policies and procedures and ERP implementations and business process restructuring.


5. Mr. Bashir Ahmed Shirazi (Vice President)

Mr. Bashir Ahmed Shirazi has done his Civil Engineering from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam; Masters in Environmental Planning from CEPT University, Ahmedabad and MBA (Finance) from NMIMS (NarseeMonjee).

He has more than 15 years of experience in urban planning, infrastructure, PPP project structuring, financial closures and project management including planning, budgeting, execution &operations.

He has worked on various projects in the areas of smart cities, economic cities, wastewater management, municipal solid waste management, renewable energy and environment management.

Mr.Bashir Ahmed Shirazi was team leader for preparation of smart city plan for Kakinada under GoI Smart City Mission, which was selected in Round-I. He has also prepared smart city plan for Mangalore City for Round-II. Presently he is working on six smart cities in Andhra Pradesh under State Mission. Mr.Bashir Ahmed Shirazi also planning, structuring and designing the India’s first Economic City spread across 234 acres near Vijayawada.

Mr.Bashir Ahmed Shirazi has delivered lectures at Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Regional Centre for Urban and Environmental Studies, Osmania University (RCUES-OU), Engineering Staff College of India (ESCI) and Environmental Management & Policy Research Institute (EMPRI).


6. Mr. Veerraju Jampana (Company Secretary)

Mr. Veerraju Jampana, is a Post Graduate in Commerce from Osmania University, Post Graduate in Law from Kakatiya University and Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

He has also done Post Graduate Diploma in Alternate Dispute Resolution (PGADR) from NALSAR University of Law and P.G. Diploma in Planning and Project Management (PGDPM) from University of Hyderabad.

He has 14 years of Post Qualification Experience and his previous employers include Amaravati Development Corporation Limited, Vijayawada; Embassy Group, Bangalore; IL&FS Engineering and Construction Limited, Hyderabad, Pennar Group, Hyderabad and Sujana Group, Hyderabad.

He has vast experience in the following fields:

  • Centralizing and Setting up Secretarial Department.
  • Handling Initial Public Officer (IPOs) and timely ensuring the pre and post IPO listing compliances.
  • Involved in simplification of Complex Group Structures.
  • Handled Mergers, De-Mergers, Takeovers.
  • Involved in Corporate Restructuring.
  • Drafting Shareholder Agreements / Joint Venture Agreements etc.
  • Formation of SPVs and ensuring timely compliances.

7. Mr. Rajsekhar (Raj) Dabburi (Vice President)

Mr. Raj Dabburi is a Vice President working with APUIAML for over a year now and is based in Vijayawada. He specializes in fund raising, project finance, capital markets, private equity, infrastructure & government advisory including PPP and strategy engagements.

An investment banker by profession, Raj has extensive functional and management experience of 15+ years across India and international locations working with Citibank, HSBC, KPMG, Karvy and Dun & Bradstreet. Prior to APUIAML, he has been in leadership roles heading corporate finance divisions. He has led and advised on 100+ deals of cumulative deal value of over US$ 3.5bn.

A Chartered Accountant by qualification, he has also completed the General Management Program (GMP) from Harvard Business School.

He is also involved in socially relevant projects working with Rotary and Armman.

Mr. Raj is currently involved in setting up and raising funds for Andhra Pradesh Urban Development Fund, a Rs 5000Cr urban development fund focused on investing in urban infrastructure projects across the state of Andhra Pradesh.

He is leading the Economic Cities initiative by private developers on private land and advising on PPP projects in the State. He is also involved on the new capital city development of Amaravati.