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Saji Unnikrishnan

Saji Unnikrishnan

CEO at mSquare Consultancy Services
mSquare Buildtech & Consultancy Services Pvt Ltd
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Saji Unnikrishnan's Experience
VP - Projects
mSquare Buildtech & Consultancy Services Pvt Ltd, India
Saji Unnikrishnan's Education
Bangalore University/XLRI
My achievements
Diverse local & international experience Companies that I have worked for such as ITPL, Ascendas & TECOM (Govt of Dubai) Various leadership roles held Man management skill The diverse category of projects handled such as IT Parks, Infrastructure, Hotels/Resorts, Commercial, Industrial, Retail, Residential, Mixed use development 360 degree coverage of all facets of the Real Estate Industry from Land identification, feasibility studies, right up to Marketing and Facilities Management of the Project Track record of on-time completion of Projects within costs and to expected quality standards
Ensuring success
Have started my own company last year that is slowly gaining in size and reputation
Thoughts on Education system of our country
Should focus on inclusive & all round growth and development (& not just academics) Focus should be on identifying & harnessing the best out of the individuals rather than a stereotyped approach Foster healthy competition Jab based training depending on the need of the Economy Impetus on Civic sense & social responsibilities Consider compulsory Military training for 2 years for all citizens (we as Indians need a lot of disciplining, fear, team work, health consciousness & a sense of purpose)
My strongest skill
Strongest Skills include Man/Team -management - leading & motivating a team of professionals in achieving their targets and goals Other Specialties include: Strategy Planning Project Management Facility & Operations Management Construction Management Business Development Site Operations Tendering Negotiations Budgeting P&L Management Quality Assurance EHS Administration Regulatory Affairs Compliance Liaison Business Networking Also carrying/carried out the following roles/assignments: Registered Director in India with DIN Diploma in Computer Aided Design Training in various PMI certified PM Programmes MS Projects ISO internal auditor Benchmarking & BSC exercises
My role model
Tale of 5 bosses, each with different traits: Boss 1 - Obsession for target dates Boss 2 - Thoroughness, diligence Boss 3 - Intelligence, suaveness Boss 4 - Street-smartness, delegation Boss 5 - Professionalism
More about myself
About my start-up Company - mSquare Consultancy Services: MSQUARE BUILDTECH & CONSULTANCY SERVICES PVT LTD is a Construction Project Mangement Consultancy (CPMC) Services Company registered in Bangalore, and with its branches/projects in Chennai and Kochi. Our portfolio has been growing swiftly, thanks to some good referrals and the proverbial word of mouth. mSquare have the following Projects in our kitty: - 5 Towers of High-rise apartments with 550 units and BUA of 6.5 lakh sft in Siruseri, Chennai – Under Construction - 42 high-end independent villas in Kelambakkam, Chennai – Under Construction - 2 Towers of high-end, high-rise apartments with about 80 units and BUA of about 2.5 lakh sft plus supporting amenities like clubhouse – Concept stage - An independent Residential villa of 4000 sft on 15,000 sft of Plot area in Kochi - Design Stage - We also are carrying out miscellaneous assignments like QS services, Interior Fitouts & Civil works. - Projects on the pipeline/anvil
Initiative to develop a country
Pass on the baton to the next generation
My family background
LIve with my parents, spouse and 2 children. Manasi, my beautiful & intelligent daughter is 15 years old. A bundle of energy in the form of a brat, my son, is 10 years old. Both of them are enjoying life to the fullest irrespective of the fact that they need to keep "growing up"...!!
Qualities needed to become a successful leader
Persuasive & collaborative skills Should be adept at Man/Team management Compassion Goal Orientation
Couple of years from now
A successful CEO looking to get mSquare listed in the National Stock Exchange. (Hoping things pan out in the right direction)
Degree that I recommend
Question not very clear....!! I am a BE with MBA and a Diploma in Computer Aided Design. (Not very inclined to pursue any other degree/cert, given the present circumstances & priorities.
Important lesson learned
NO. But would like to emphatically state that it is important to learn the lessons from every adversity, setback or failure. Also, important to leave behind the luggage but carry forward & implemt the lessons learnt
Brief description about me
Construction Project Management Consultancy Services - Real Estate Professional Over 22 years of global experience in the areas of Project Management, Operations & Facility Management, Construction Management, Strategy Planning, Marketing and Business Development in the Real Estate industry. Spearheaded diverse projects such as Hotels, Resorts, Offices, Commercial, Retail, Residential, Industrial, IT Parks, mixed use integrated developments, and the associated infrastructure provisions Managing of medium size enterprises including business administration, setting up company branches & their subsidiaries, staff performance and business advancement. Track record of successfully completing projects within defined timelines, costs and quality parameters. Project (construction) management background; involving close interaction with finance, marketing, business development, operations and corporate communications divisions
Important decision
To start my own biz....
Influenced by
People. The sheer uniqueness and diversity that comes with each and every individual.
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