President and CEO, Cetus Consulting Solution Services (C2S2)
Ajay Pradhan is a graduate of masters and doctorate in Water Resources Engineering with over two decades of experiences in planning, designing and implementing number of infrastructure projects. Ajay is currently the president and CEO of C2S2 India Pvt Ltd. Prior to this he worked as managing director of Halcrow and CH2MHill, consultant in Planning Commission, Government of India, director of DHV Consultant, founder director and managing director for DHI in India and scientist in Designing and Modeling Group of National Informatics Centre, Government of India.
Ajay’s key practice and research areas are in the field of Sustainable Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Urban Environment Management, Climate change impact on Water Resources and Hydropower, Urban Environment Management, Policy and Governance.
Ajay is the Member of Governing Council of KIIT and Chairman of KIIT University Academic, Industry and Innovation. He is the Chairman of Institutions of Water & Environment, India, Executive Member and Chairman of NCFR & North of National Solid Waste Management Association of India. He is recipient of Udyog Ratna Award, Water Leader of Asia and member of Board of IIT-DSR, Delhi, North Cap University and many national and international universities and organisations. Ajay is also the Mentor and Expert Member of Information Technology Research Academy ( ITRA – Water) of Ministry of Information Technology, Government of India for IT Innovation and Research in Water Sector.
Ajay is currently working on sediment control management especially in Uttarakhand, Himachal, Sikkim and Bhutan in the hills under JICA and World Bank supported projects.