Satyakumar Shetty, Chief Operating Officer, India
In 1999 I joined Currie & Brown as a senior quantity surveyor. Over the years with Currie & Brown I have been involved in almost all our industry sectors and have had the privilege of seeing many projects coming to fruition and being put to use by their communities.
I enjoyed helping to build up the hospitality and leisure side of our business to become one of the India business’ most successful sectors. We have an equally strong reputation for delivering luxury five-star resorts as we have for delivering budget hotels. In the residential sector I have worked on high-rise towers with luxury apartments as well as villas and residential developments at the other end of the spectrum.
Offices, shopping malls and mixed-use developments also feature heavily in my experience portfolio, and in recent years I’ve been able to add pharmaceuticals and high-tech industries which value the contribution that cost managers and project managers can bring to the delivery of their projects.
As I progressed through the company through a series of promotions, my focus shifted from pure project delivery to account management and the management of Currie & Brown’s India business.
One of the most enjoyable aspects of my job is understanding my clients, anticipating their challenges and making sure that their expectations are exceeded. The Currie & Brown teams throughout India share our corporate values and are constantly striving for excellence in all we do.
When I was appointed to be the chief operating officer of Currie & Brown’s India operation in 2010, I joined the operational executive, which is the board with responsibility for assisting the group chief executive to define strategy, ensure the successful implementation of approved projects/proposals and review the operations of the group.
Currie & Brown is a transparent organisation which values staff at all levels.
Currie & Brown has allowed me to fulfil my ambition of working as a decision-maker for a multinational company.