Mr. V.K. Madan
Chairman & Managing Director
Since 2006, Mr. V.K. Madan (VKM), a New Zealand National and a Mechanical Engineer by profession, has led Robt Stone as Chairman & Managing Director. Through his visionary guidance and leadership, he has grown Robt Stone into one of the most successful EPC Companies in the Oil & Gas Industry in UAE. VKM has 38 years of rich experience in both Operating and Contracting with various industries such as Oil & Gas, Power and Petrochemical.
With leadership qualities, that combine technical expertise, marketing savvy, and result oriented, VKM also possesses a micro level understanding of Works and its control. He has also been very instrumental in positioning Robt.Stone as one of the fastest growing Oil & Gas Construction sector companies in the UAE.
Under VKM’s strong leadership Robt Stone has achieved consistent revenue growth year on year and today the company is blessed with a strong management team of highly qualified professionals, who continually supports the growth of the company.
Prior to Robt Stone, VKM has worked for 8 years with GASCO, an ADNOC Group of companies in their major project division, responsible for the supervision of all major cross country pipelines. Before taking control at Robt Stone, VKM has worked for some reputed contractors, consultants and clients such as KTI; Punj Lloyd; Pan Arabian; McConnell Dowell; Parson, and GASCO in the UAE.
A well-respected figure in the Industry, Mr. V.K. Madan has resided in the UAE for over 29 years and is familiar with all the local laws and requirements.
Mr. Amit Kaura
Chief Executive Officer
Amit Kaura, qualified in Mechanical Engineering, has 33-years hands on experience in Oil & Gas and Infrastructure projects in the Middle East, Far East, Sri Lanka, and India. A consummate professional, Amit is a result driven, business oriented and proactive management person.
Amit has handled large value EPC Projects for Pipelines, Plant, LNG Terminals, Horizontal Directional Drilling and General Construction works. With the best of Quality and Safety standard implementations in the tough and challenging Projects all across the Asian region, Amit attributes his success to the TEAM he has nourished and worked with at all levels.
Amit has worked with Multinational Contractors like Punj Lloyd as Executive Vice President and with Pan Arabian in UAE for various projects of leading international and regional Oil and Gas companies like, TOTAL/Technip Yemen; Shell/Petronas Indonesia; Qatar Petroleum; QSTEC (Middle East first Polysilicon Project); Waqood; New Doha AirPort; RLIC in Qatar; PDO/Occidental/Oman Gas Company in Oman; ADNOC Group Companies (ADCO/GASCO/ADNOC/TAKREER), DOLPHIN/GS E&C/TECNIMONT/SNC Lavalin /Tecnicas Reunidas, CPECC in UAE; Gas Authority of India Limited; Engineers India Limited; IOCL; ONGC; HHI, and GSPL in India.
Throughout his career whilst dealing with a variety of organizations, Amit has been exposed to various business cultures and widely divergent professionals, which ensures his comfort level.
Since joining Robt Stone in 2013 as Director Projects, Amit has been at the forefront of the Oil & Gas industry and has facilitated the company’s exponential growth and expansion across various business verticals, especially in its core businesses and was elevated to CEO level in Nov 2019 to take the Company to next level of growth.
Amit has 21 years’ experience in the Middle East and has a vast professional network in the Oil and Gas sector in the region.
Mr. P K Surendran
Director – Projects
P K Surendran (PKS), results oriented, self-motivated and resourceful with a proven ability to develop and strengthen project management teams in order to maximize profitability and efficiency. Having over 37 years of rich experience in the Energy & Infrastructure sector with prime focus on Oil & Gas projects along with Exploration and Production businesses. Managed business & operations across the global market implementing EPC contracts in Joint Venture (JV), Consortium and leading multinational EPC companies in a leadership position at Dodsal Engineering & Construction Pvt. Ltd. UAE, & Tamil Nadu Petro Products Ltd. Chennai, India (Petrochemical manufacturing company, a subsidiary of SPIC Group, Chennai, India) with early Oil & Gas experience at Engineers India Ltd., India, and Braun Transworld Corporation, Kuwait (An EPC Company for the execution of Mina Abdullah Refinery Modernization Project, KNPC).
PKS is a business leader with a passion for project management and having a successful track record for managing & implementation of large scale EPC projects/ business operations related to Oil & Gas upstream and downstream plants, various flow lines & pipelines (Oil, Gas & Water), Nuclear Power Plants, Railway & urban infrastructure. PKS is experienced in leading and growing all sectors of the business thereby making dynamic and progressive organizations. Possessing excellent communication skills and able to establish sustainable and profitable relationships with customers, suppliers and stakeholders across the industry.
Successful in developing & implementing Business Plans in line with the vision of the shareholders/stakeholders to facilitate companies’ ambitious growth plan.
In his current role as Director – Projects he is Managing multi-disciplined project teams and resolving any conflicting priorities while keeping control of business expenditure, ensuring it’s within agreed budgets.
Mr. Puneet Sekhri
Sr. Project Manager
Puneet Sekhri is a Mechanical Engineer with 21 years of rich experience in Oil & Gas Industry with verifiable track Record & Proven ability to lead all phases of the project i.e. Engineering, Procurement & Construction through strong interpersonal skills involving inter-discipline coordination for technical solutions and effective communication with Clients, project team leads, vendors, contractors and co-employees.
Puneet is a multi-skilled professional with a superb track record of managing complex functional projects in various environments. Puneet is a Team leader capable of motivating his co-employees and able to achieve results through the team, and has been part of the Company growth with delivery of projects on time. He is articulate and well-presented, having the necessary zeal and potential that is required for a tough competitive industry.
Mr. Ubaidullah Shah
Head – P&A / HRA
Mr. Ubaidullah Shah leads the Administration team for Robt Stone [ME] LLC. He is one of the very Initial key employee of the Company and has been involved in the Company growth very closely from the start. He has more than 38 years of experience with various sectors in the Middle East. He has worked with various Government and Major Construction companies and has in-depth knowledge of dealing with all legal requirements in the region.
Accomplished executive with a successful track record overseeing Human resources and simultaneously ensuring compliances to regulatory requirements. A knowledgeable professional who is well versed in UAE’s Law requirements and Organization Governance best practices. He has a calm approach to matters and scrutinizes all the facts without making a snap judgment.
Head – Site Administration
He is a highly organized and proactive administration manager with 27 years of administrative and management experience. Excellent administrative skills and knowledge to ensure effective and efficient human resource & office management. Adept multi tasker who quickly assesses and prioritizes project requirements based on deadlines, complexities, and resources required. He has great problem solving skills. Enjoys the challenges of each problem and develops the most effective solution. Create camaraderie and motivates staff to increase productivity and to work as a TEAM.
Dedicated office management professional with experience in handling a wide range of administrative, technical and executive-support tasks. Have rich experience of working with MNC’s Essar, Dodsal, & Punj Lloyd in gulf countries Oman, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Qatar. In his current role he has been using his proficiency in establishing project setups, camps and managing the large scale of manpower, handling vendors and suppliers for all minor and major projects.
Mr. Ramesh Maddala
Well qualified and result driven QA/QC Manager with 23 years of Experience of outstanding performance and well-rounded Quality Management experience in the UAE. Highly Skilled in all facets of Quality Assurance & Quality control in all phases of the Project (EP & C) with expertise in supervision and monitoring of Quality Control in Pipelines, Piping, Vessels & Process Skids fabrications and Hot Tapping Works. An innovative and dependable leader who works tirelessly to balance compliance of Company and Project Specific Quality Managements. He is recognized for his great attention, adherence to standards and developed technical expertise which enables him in determining the most appropriate method of conducting inspections and tests, sequence of operations, and work assignments.
Organized and trustworthy professional with hands on experience in managing projects, preparing detailed documentation in a highly regulated, quality focused environment.
Highly efficient, methodical, talented Quality Assurance & Control Manager who actively assists Quality and Construction staff in identifying potential improvements to procedures and approaches to the work from a quality control prospective. In his current role, he is also responsible for writing and maintaining various formal quality management documents such as manuals, policies, procedures, plans, checklists and records appropriate to the existing and emerging regulator, client and internal needs.
Mr. Anurag Gupta
Manager – Plant & Equipment
Anurag being a Mechanical Engineer is a technically competent professional with over 16 Years of experience in Operations & Maintenance and Equipment Hiring & purchase especially in Oil and Gas Industry. Currently spearheading as Manager Plant & Machinery for Robt Stone ME LLC. He’s well versed with overall troubleshooting, servicing, operations and maintenance to ensure maximum operational availability of equipment/systems.
He has successfully grown his potentials to be in line with challenging project requirements for timely mobilization/upkeeping of essential construction resources. Due to his multitasking abilities along with excellent planning, execution, problem solving and troubleshooting skills he has been successfully managing a fleet of more than 1,000 equipment’s used in various Onshore/offshore projects under tight deadlines.
Mr. Ruthra Moorthi. L
Manager – Commercial
Ruthra Moorthi is a Mechanical Engineer having over 15 years of experience in Planning /Project Controls/Proposals and Contracts for Oil and Gas Industry.
Ruthra joined Robt. Stone (ME) LLC in 2013 and contributing to create, review and Manage project schedules to identify progress, lead times and project sequences. Through his profound analytical abilities he has been successfully determining significant irregularities, trends and variances and timely suggest corrective action to the project management team. He has been successfully able to coordinate with cross functional teams with professionalism, courtesy and tact. Being a thorough professional who has honed his skills to a level from where he is profusely able to not only manage but also lead additional responsibilities for the Proposals and Contracts department. Multi-skilled and Multi facet professional who has proved to be an asset over the years for the company.