Arjun Dhawan is the Group Chief Executive Officer and a Whole-time Director of Hindustan Construction Company Ltd. With a group turnover of Rs. 8,335 Cr (US$ 1.13 billion), the HCC Group of companies comprise of HCC Ltd., HCC Infrastructure Ltd. and Steiner AG in Switzerland. Mr Dhawan oversees the day to day operations of these companies which has a knowledge asset of more than 1,700 officers, including 1,100 engineers and employs around 13,000 workers at its project sites.
Previously, as President & CEO of HCC Infrastructure, Mr. Dhawan successfully developed and operated over Rs.7,000 Cr of infrastructure concessions through Public Private Partnership (PPP) with the Indian Government. Mr. Dhawan also led the acquisition of Karl Steiner AG, which is among Switzerland’s largest real estate contractors, for the HCC Group. HCC’s Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability programs remain an important priority for Mr. Dhawan where his focus is on Water, Sanitation and Education initiatives.
Mr. Dhawan is an active member of the World Economic Forum. Within the WEF’s Strategic Infrastructure Initiative, he helps develop actionable frameworks and best practices to resolve global infrastructure bottlenecks thereby increasing the supply of 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 in New York, Mr. Dhawan managed material portfolios of equity investments. Earlier with Banc of America Securities, he helped build a proprietary investment group that oversaw capital focused on distressed assets. 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 healthcare, media, telecom, automotive, energy and technology industries.
Mr. Dhawan has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics & Economics from Middlebury College and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.