S.N. Subrahmanyan, 51, Director and Senior Executive Vice President (Construction), Larsen & Toubro Ltd, is a civil engineer with postgraduate qualification in business management. He has served L&T since 1984, beginning as a project-planning engineer involved in costing and job planning. He was instrumental in developing the MIS, budgets, and strategic planning for L&T’s ECC division. He has also participated in the executive management programme at the London Business School.
Subrahmanyan combines an understanding of the rapidly evolving contours of civil engineering with a strong market orientation and a keen
sensitivity to customer needs. A ‘big picture’ perspective backed by a meticulous attention to detail has enabled him to successfully orchestrate L&T’s role in some of the largest civil engineering contracts executed by the company.
His notable achievements include playing a pivotal role in securing and managing EPC contracts for construction of four major international airports at Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Delhi and Mumbai. The contract for the Delhi International Airport is one of the largest secured by L&T till date. In international markets, he has helped to secure a major order for construction of Salalah Airport in Oman, which is also one of the largest international orders for L&T. He was also instrumental in setting up the ready mix concrete business for the ECC division.
Subrahmanyan played a key role in L&T bagging many orders, namely construction of landmark buildings like ICICI and National Stock Exchange buildings at Bandra-Kurla Complex, Mumbai; and the revamp of the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. On the development projects side, he lead a team which conceptualised and implemented projects like CR2, India’s first commercial complex and car park in Mumbai, and Bengaluru International Airport Ltd, India’s first PPP airport.
He is on the board of L&T Buildings & Factories Independent Company, L&T Infrastructure Independent Company and L&T Oman LLC. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of Construction Industry Development Council, the apex body of construction fraternity in India. He is also a fellow of Institution of Civil Engineers, UK.