Mr. Sayed Zeeshan Ali is the designated Assistant Director at the SAARC Development Fund (SDF), overseeing the Economic and Infrastructure Window of eight SAARC countries.
Mr. Ali has more than ten years of experience in project design & development, execution & implementation, monitoring & evaluation of large infrastructure projects with focus on energy sector projects (hydropower generation, electrical transmission and distribution, solar –PV projects and energy efficiency programs). He is highly skilled and trained in all stages of project life cycle and can execute complex infrastructure projects very efficiently to achieve desired results and outputs. He has rich experience of working with international contracting company, reputed power utility, and multi lateral financial institution. He worked for both government and private sector projects.
Mr. Ali has worked with Asian Development Bank (ADB) for almost six years, wherein he has administered large infrastructure projects in energy sector across India.. He has also briefly worked with TATA Power – the most reputed power utility company in India, wherein he worked with the procurement and contract management team in executing 2X525 MW power plant with DVC in PPP model. Prior to this, Mr. Ali worked with the French energy company – AREVA for almost four years, wherein he has executed large Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) projects in electrical transmission and distribution segment for both private sector and government utilities.
Mr. Ali holds a MBA (Post Graduate Diploma in Management) with specialization in International Business and a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. He is also a certified CIPM from Project Management Associates, Indian Member of International Project Management Association (IPMA), The Netherlands. He has also completed executive program on Contract Management from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, India. He has attended numerous training and workshop at national and international level on various topics related to project and operation. He is a life member of Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI).
Mr. Ali can be reached on the following contact-
Name: Sayed Zeeshan Ali
Designation: Assistant Director – Economics & Infrastructure Window