Mr. Pradeep Puri
Chairman, FICCI Urban Infrastructure Committee & Executive Chairman
IL&FS Water Ltd.
In a working career of 36 years, Mr. Puri has spent equal time in the Civil Service and the private sector. In Government, Mr. Puri held positions in the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India and the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, dealing with International Trade and Investment. Mr. Puri resigned from the Civil Service in 1997 and joined IL&FS. In this period he was closely associated with India's first major BOOT project, the Noida Toll Bridge Co. Ltd., the first toll road to be listed on the LSE.
Mr. Puri has nearly two decades of experience in various facets of urban infrastructure. At present, he is Executive Chairman of IL&FS Water Ltd. and Chairman of FICCI's Committee on Urban Infrastructure. Mr. Puri completed his GCE'O' levels from George Dixon Grammar School, Birmingham, UK, and went on to secure a First Class First Master's Degree with a Gold Medal in History from Delhi University.