Our People

NEYO’s asset and key differentiator is its people who constantly focus on adding value to our Clients through experience, knowledge, technology and innovation. The leadership team are all internationally qualified construction cost consultants with experience both in International and Indian markets and pride with a hands-on approach towards service delivery and customer relationships

R Sateesh Kumar, FRICS, FIV
Chairman

Sateesh overviews and provides strategic direction to the NEYO business. He is a reputed professional with qualifications in engineering, management and a specialised qualification in cost management from UK. He has a vast experience of 28 years with exposure to Indian and international construction markets and he established and led the growth of Sweett group (formerly Padghams) in India from 2005 for about 11 years. He was also a part of Sweett group’s executive committee in 2014 and a Governing Council member of the RICS from June 2015 to Dec 2016. Apart from being an astute consulting business leader, he is renowned for his domain specialisation in project management, cost management, contract advisory and process audit.

VVS Janakiram, MRICS
Managing Director

Janakiram leads the NEYO business and drives key business initiatives. He is a respected professional with qualifications in engineering, business management and cost management from UK and a vast experience of about 25 years in the Indian construction industry. He is renowned for his excellent domain specialization in cost management and process audit covering the complete gamut including due diligence, value engineering, risk management and contract administration. He is one of the most sought advisors in the domain given his widespread exposure dealing with diverse Clients, projects and markets. He joined Sweett group’s India business (formerly Padghams) in 2007 and since then played a key leadership role in its growth to a truly pan-India business.

Prakash Gadre, FRICS
Advisor

An alumnus of College of Engineering Pune, Prakash has completed Post Graduation In Finance and he is Fellow of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor UK, Fellow of Institution Valuers, India and Chartered Financial Analysts, India. Prakash is a reputed professional in the Indian construction industry with more than 35 years of high profile experience advising on and delivering diverse building and engineering projects through his association with many reputed companies in the domain of Project Management and Lending Engineer. In his earlier assignment as a Director of one of UK multinational firm Prakash was instrumental in developing the organization and built the team from its establishment. Prakash has proven ability as team builder and a versatile leader. Prakash is an advisor with NEYO business in strategic planning, developing key client relationships and advising on special assignments

VS Ashok, MRICS
Senior Director

Ashok heads the Bangalore and Mumbai regions of NEYO Business and is the functional head for cost management. Ashok is qualified in Engineering and have specialised in cost management from UK with over 27 years’ experience in all aspects of cost management and project management of diverse projects and construction sectors associating with reputed multi-national organisations in India and Middle East. After coming back to India from Middle East in 2010, he joined the Sweett Group Business in Bangalore and contributed to its accelerated growth since then, amidst volatile market conditions. Ashok is well respected for his shrewd cost management skills, a value-focussed, and a highly hands-on approach on Client servicing.

G Rajarajan, MRICS
Senior Director

Rajarajan heads the Chennai and Hyderabad regions of NEYO Business and is the functional head of Project Management. He is well qualified in engineering and construction management from India; in cost management from UK and has more than 24 years of experience in project management and cost management of various high profile projects in India and Middle East in niche sectors. After coming back to India from Middle East in 2009, he joined the Sweett group Business in Chennai and sustained it growth since then, amidst tough market conditions. He is an extremely good team player with excellent communication and people management skills constantly striving to support the Clients achieve their project objectives in a smooth manner.

Irshad Ali, MRICS
Senior Director

Irshad heads the Delhi and Kolkata regions of NEYO business and is the functional head of the Global Estimation Services. He is a qualified professional in Quantity Surveying and Cost Management and has more than 20 years’ experience working with various reputed multinational organisations in India and Middle East. He joined the Sweett group business in 2010 in Delhi and since then led its accelerated growth and played a key role in developing the global estimation services business. He possesses advanced skills on international measurement methods with sound knowledge of technology applications and an extremely committed approach in understanding the unique needs of international clients and orienting / guiding the team in delivery.

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