Arjun Dhawan is the Executive Vice Chairman of Hindustan Construction Company Limited. Mr. Dhawan oversees a turnover of Rs.10,670 Cr ($ 1.415 billion) across the HCC Group of companies spanning businesses in Engineering & Construction, Real Estate Development and Infrastructure Concessions. He serves on the Boards of HCC Limited, HCC Infrastructure Ltd and Steiner AG. He manages the operations of these companies, which have a knowledge asset of more than 1,700 officers, including 1,100 engineers and 13,000 workers across project sites.
Mr. Dhawan’s track record includes the completion of large engineering projects of national importance and the successful development of $1 billion of infrastructure concessions through Public Private Partnership with the Indian Government. As Delegate of the Board, Mr. Dhawan also leads the business of Steiner Group, which is among Switzerland’s largest real estate developers with a project portfolio reflecting CHF 6 billion of market value.
Mr. Dhawan has previously served as HCC Group’s Chief Executive Officer and President & CEO of HCC Infrastructure. He also led the acquisition of Steiner AG, which is among Switzerland’s largest real estate contractor developers, for the HCC Group.
Mr. Dhawan is an active member of the World Economic Forum. Within the WEF’s Strategic Infrastructure Initiative, he helps develop best practices to promote well-structured, bankable infrastructure projects globally. Mr. Dhawan also serves as a member of the Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) Infrastructure Council.
Prior to starting his career at HCC, Mr. Dhawan acquired expertise in the area of investment management across various businesses and industries. As Managing Director of Arya Capital Management in Mumbai and with Trellus Management Company and Banc of America Securities in New York, Mr. Dhawan managed portfolios of equity and distressed investments. Mr. Dhawan began his career as an Investment Banker in New York with the Leveraged Finance Groups of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Credit Suisse First Boston. His transaction experience covers leveraged buyout, high yield, M&A and equity transactions in the automotive, energy, healthcare, media and telecom industries.
Mr. Dhawan has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics & Economics from Middlebury College and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.