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Delegate Profile

Head – Business Development for SADC
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Industry / Sector
Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Mining, Power & Energy
Personal Profile
Saahil Patel is the Head – Business Development for SADC countries at Shapoorji Pallonji & Co. Pvt. Ltd. He is an engineer by qualification with an experience of over 12 years in International Business Development across Africa, Middle East & Eastern Europe. He has a good understanding of the EPC Turnkey Projects, Fund Raising & Investments for the same and International Trade of commodities. He is handling business development activities for B2G & G2G for Shapoorji Pallonji Group companies including but not limited to Shapoorji Pallonji Mideast LLC, Afcons Infrastructure Ltd, Sterling & Wilson Pvt Ltd, Oman Shapoorji LLC. His area of expertise is project financing by multilateral funding agencies like Exim Bank of India, UK Export Finance, SEK & EKN Sweden, EKF Denmark as well as International & Regional Banks like AfrEximBank, DBSA & TDB in SADC countries. He is responsible to for identifying key projects of strategic importance to fund and execute on EPC+F model as well as investment i.e. PPP, BOT, BOOT, PPA, HAM, etc. models. His is based of the Mumbai HO but requires consistent travel to SADC countries in Africa.
Company Profile
The 157 year old SHAPOORJI PALLONJI Group (SP Group) has interests in Construction (Residential, Industrial, IT Parks, Commercial), Infrastructure (Ports, Airports, Roads, Bridges, Fly-overs, Hydel Power Projects, Mining), Textiles, Aluminium Curtain Walling, Electrification, Diesel Generators and several related fields. Some of the Group Companies are Shapoorji Pallonji & Co. Pvt. Ltd., Afcons Infrastructure Ltd., Forbes & Co. Ltd., Shapoorji Pallonji Infrastructure Capital Co. Ltd., SP Fabricators Ltd., Sterling and Wilson Electricals Ltd., Gokak Textiles Ltd., Eureka Forbes Ltd, Forbes Technosys Ltd., etc. AFCONS is a pioneer and leader in infrastructure, renowned for its technical expertise; it has been involved in Marine work, Bridges, Roads, Nuclear Power Projects, Tunneling, Pipelines, special Foundation work such as Piling and Diaphragm wall, Metro Railways. The Group has already executed prestigious projects abroad viz. The Mauritius IT Park, “EBENE CITY”, and “LE PAILLES” the Convention Centre in Mauritius and Providence Cricket Stadium in Guyana, Seat of Government and Presidential Palace in Accra, Ghana; the New National Assembly Building of Republic of Gambia, etc.. The Group is interested in expanding its activities in SADC countries and the areas of interest are Construction, Infrastructure, Mining, Energy and Agriculture including Biofuels.

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