Tan Sri Dato’ A K Nathan
Executive Chairman & Group Managing Director
Tan Sri Dato’ A K Nathan Elumalay, the founder of Eversendai, built the company from a modest structural steel erection company in Malaysia to one of the world’s most sought after integrated structural steel turnkey contractors. His sheer determination, keen enthusiasm and acute attention to fine details have served as the driving power behind the development of the Eversendai Group.
Under his leadership, the company grew from strength to strength and spread its business from Malaysia to ASEAN, South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. Some of the prominent structures built by Eversendai over the course of more than three decades of operations include the Petronas Twin Towers (Tower 2), Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa, Doha International Airport and Capital Gate Tower. He was also instrumental in establishing Eversendai’s steel fabrication facilities in Rawang, Thailand, Dubai, Sharjah, Doha, Ras Al-Khaimah and Trichy. Eversendai produces a combined annual capacity of over 204,000 tonnes. Today, Eversendai has a workforce of over 15,000 in 9 countries and operates out of 15 offices.
His charismatic approach to business and the construction industry has earned him many accolades. Some notable ones are the Malaysian Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 from Ernst & Young, the CEO of the Year Award in 2008 by CIDB and the Lifetime Achievement Award for Leadership in Construction Industry by the World Chinese Economic Forum in 2015.
Tan Sri is also a prolific speaker and is often invited to deliver speeches at various seminars, forums, universities and conferences.
Narla Srinivasa Rao
Mr. Narla Srinivasa Rao graduated in 1987 with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Manchester Business School, United Kingdom. He started his career at Century Construction Pvt Ltd, India as a junior engineer where he gained valuable experience in fabrication and erection of structural steelwork and in hydro and coal-fired power plant construction. Subsequently joining Eversendai in 1993 as a site engineer. He held various positions within Eversendai before being appointed to his current position. He has played a major role in the successful execution of several major landmark projects for Eversendai.
Mr Narishnath Nathan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Information Technology (Honours) from Coventry University, United Kingdom. He first joined Eversendai Dubai in 2004, after which he was posted to Eversendai Qatar in 2006 as its General Manager where he, among others, set up Eversendai’s fabrication facility and managed several other major projects. He was also instrumental in securing several large contracts for the Group.
He also served the company as Country Head/ Executive Director for Indian operations representing 4 divisions i.e. Infrastructure, Engineering, Power and Fabrication. Today, he is the Chief Executive Officer of Eversendai’s Group Oil and Gas division.
He is the son of Tan Sri A K Nathan Elumalay, the Executive Chairman and Group Managing Director.
Chief Executive Officer, India
Mr. Anbu has 28 years of experience in Business and Construction Management specialising in residential, commercial and infrastructure projects. Currently, he is spearheading Eversendai’s Indian operations with project portfolio spread in Steel, Civil and Composite structures with the focus on end to end construction solutions. His previous positions prior to Eversendai include Vice President – Operations in a premier construction firm, leading project development and operations for the southern Indian region, inclusive of luxury category residential and commercial developments. Mr. Anbu has vast experience in Business Optimisation, managing large scale projects, handling PMCs and other consultants, delivering high quality projects in time and keeping the wellness of the stakeholders.
Chief Financial Officer, Middle East & CIS
Ms. Pashmeena joined the Eversendai in 1988. For 15 years, she has worked on planning, strategising and managing fiscal aspects of the Group’s middle east financial functions. She specialises in financial management, working capital management, raising finance, corporate finance, corporate performance management, internal controls, risk management. leadership qualities in treasury management and qualitative analysis.
Chief Operating Officer, Eversendai Engineering Sdn Bhd
Mr. Chandrasegran has over 33 years’ experience in the power plant construction industry and was responsible for the successful completion of several large power plant and other building & infrastructure projects. Prior to joining Eversendai, he was based in Singapore working in areas of tendering, costing, planning, negotiations, contract administration and project management of several power plant projects in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Prior to that, he spent 6 years as a Senior Consultant in an engineering consultation firm.
Senior General Manager, Singapore Operations
Mr. Pandirajan has over 30 years’ experience in Structural Steel works. Prior to joining Eversendai Singapore in September 1992, he has worked with IISC Engineers for various projects in India which include Fabrication and Installation of Mobile Service Tower for Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) – Sriharikota, TATA Cement plant in Madhya Pradesh and Upper Sindh Hydel Project in Kashmir. He has worked 14 years in Singapore as General Manager and successfully completed various high-rise composite structure buildings from 20 to 66 floors building before being transferred to Qatar for 7 years to undertake and complete mega airport and industrial projects. Since then, he has been promoted to Senior General Manager and currently oversees the Structural Steel Division in South East Asia and Country Head for Singapore operations. He has vast experience and technical capabilities in the structural steel industry from inception of tender to costing, Engineering, Procurement, Fabrication, Erection until successful handover of projects.
Operations Director, Dubai & Abu Dhabi
Mr. Pardhasaradhi has over 30 years of experience in various segments of the construction industry. He first joined Eversendai in February 2006 as a Deputy General Manager and subsequently promoted as Commercial Director for the Middle East Operations and then as operations Director/Country Head for the UAE operations. He has vast experience not only in the structural steel industry but also with many plant construction projects coupled with highly competent techno-commercial capabilities. Prior to joining Eversendai, he worked with several leading Indian construction companies in executing several major industrial and infrastructural project assignments in various sectors such as major steel plants, power plants, petrochemical plants, mining projects and other oil refineries in India.
General Manager, Qatar Operations
Mr. Muralidharan has 26 years of experience working in various segments of the construction industry. He first started his career as a Site Engineer in India and was involved in many architectural & industrial construction sectors. He later joined Eversendai in 1996 as a site engineer and held various positions within Eversendai before being appointed as the General Manager. He has executed numerous landmark and highly challenging projects across the Middle East, Malaysia and the Philippines.
General Manager, Sharjah Operations
Mr. Damodharan has 30 years of experience in various segments of the construction industry. He started his career in heavy structural fabrication activity for 8 years and later joined an international construction company as a project engineer for a refinery project in Surat, India. In 1996, he joined Eversendai as a Senior Project Engineer and held various positions within Eversendai before being appointed to the current position. He has been part of the successful execution of many landmark projects in the Middle East.
Paladugu Bhaskara Rao
General Manager, Saudi Arabia Operations
Mr. Rao has over 30 years of experience in structural steel fabrication and erection works. He started his career in India working on hydel power projects, penstock site fabrication, and installation works. He joined Eversendai in 1993 as a Site Engineer and was involved in the construction of various iconic buildings including malls, power plants, airports, etc. At present, he is managing Eversendai’s Saudi Arabia operations for structural steel works which include design, connection design, fabrication and installation of complicated structures as well as fireproofing works and, roofing and cladding works through specialist contractors.
General Manager, Kuwait Operations
Mr. Baskaran has a total of 29 years of extensive exposure and experience in the fields of Structural Steel and Plant construction. Innovative and Energetic Operations Professional with sound knowledge in Contracts and Commercial. He began his career in Mumbai, India as an Engineer with Mukand Engineers Limited, working in the areas of Structural Steel Fabrication, Erection, Erection of Rolling Mill (Rotary & Stationary) Equipment followed by testing, commissioning, cold and hot runs including other aspects for various rolling mill operations. He joined the Eversendai Group in 1994 as a Site Engineer in Malaysia and carried out various projects in different industry verticals across Malaysia and Singapore. Since 2003 he joined Eversendai as a Project Manager in Dubai and has been involved in various landmark projects in the UAE, Oman, India and currently in Kuwait.