Saumil Satishbhai Shah | U.S. Green Building Council
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Saumil Satishbhai Shah

  • AP-ND Certified
Ahmedabad, GJ India

In continuing professional experience of over 10.3 years, I am involved in
variety of tasks on complex and large urban development and infrastructure
projects on Public Private Partnership (PPP) format and have learnt from
techno-commercial aspects of Project Development. Involvement at a key
position in the teams on variety of development projects in the India (e.g.
GIFT City, Ahmedabad BRTS, 7 Bus terminals, Gujarat tourism, Thimphu Master
Plan etc.) and international learning exposure of countries incl. Singapore,
UAE and USA has helped me in broadening my vision.
Being a member of core team, responsible for delivery of India’s first high
dense green field city development project ‘GIFT’ – a Global financial
hub since its inception (last 8 years involved at mid to senior level in
India’s first Smart city project under MoUD).
My Professional journey till date has strengthen my understanding on urban
development and Public Private partnership aspects including policy analysis,
program / project preparation, strategic planning, concept visioning,
techno-commercial feasibility studies, preparation of investment banking
report, financial modeling, Project Appraisal including technical due
diligence, Project Structuring, Bid documentation including preparation of
concession agreements, risk analysis and bid process management

Learned and contributed to transformational projects in Urban development and
witnessing paradigm shift in developing urban infrastructure for future
cities on Public private partnership basis.
- Concept to commissioning of New City on PPP, GIFT City including financial
closure of Phase 1 (300 Mn USD)
- Successful selection of concessionaire for 7 Bus Terminal with commercial
development on PPP, Gujarat
- Public transit solution for city of Ahmedabad, BRTS

Education & certification:
Short Term Research (Sustainable Infrastructure for future cities); 2013;
Washington University in St. Louis, USA (selected as a sole research scholar
by IL&FS in 2013 MAGEEP Program)

M. Tech (Infrastructure Planning); 2005 – 2007; Faculty of Planning &
Public Policy, CEPT University. Research thesis on Issues on Public Private
Interface in power sector: A review of New Policy Framework; Prof. Ajay
Pandey: IIM-Ahmedabad & Prof. Mona Iyer: CEPT.

B. Tech (Civil -Construction); 2000 – 2005; Faculty of Technology, CEPT
University. Research thesis on Study of Methods & Parameters for Financing
Infrastructure Projects: Case Studies of Expressways.

Cities & Climate Change Leadership, World Bank Institute, April – May, 2014

LEED AP ND, U.S. Green Building Council, USGBC, 2014-15

PMP - Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute, PMI -

Associate Member, Institute of Town Planners, India

Member of American Planning Association


IL&FS Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd,
May 2007 – Till Date, Dy. General Manager

Gujarat International Finance Tech-City (GIFT)

Development of Bus Terminal Design and Transport Assessment

Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board (GIDB),
May 2006 – July 2007 (Intern / Trainee)

CEPT Project Lab, 2005 - 2006

Maharashtra State Road development Corporation (MSRDC),
December 2002 – May 2003 (Intern / Trainee)