Meet the Team

1. Owner

Arti Korgaonkar

Founder And Partner

Mrs Arti Korgaonkar as Founder and Partner brings with her the extraordinary talent in innovative Architectural Design, Interior Design, Creative Presentation and Supervision of all works.

She graduated from Academy of Architecture, Mumbai in 1980 with First Class honours. She always maintained her creative flair and passion for work since the start of her career in the Middle East. She further honed her skills and gathered experience and maturity as Senior Architect at Holford Associates in Dubai. From there she joined Archon where she was the pillar of strength and assisted her life and work partner Ashok. After successfully establishing their credentials in the Dubai's architectural and construction circle she moved on to co-found Archgroup with Ashok and Essam.

Since then she has been actively involved in all aspects of the phenomenal growth of Archgroup.

Education Details
Academy of Architecture, Mumbai
G.D.Arch, Architecture
Ashok Korgaonkar

Founder And Managing Partner

Ashok Korgaonkar is the Managing Partner of Archgroup Consultants. Under his guidance Archgroup has done many prestigious projects thus establishing it as a leading consultant in Dubai. He graduated from the Academy of Architecture, Mumbai in 1980. After graduation he started his career in the middle east as an Architect with J.S. Decor W.L.L., Bahrain. After a short stint he moved to Dubai and worked with M/s Al Wasl Al Jadeed. There as Chief Architect he successfully completed several prestigious projects. Thereafter as Managing Director of Archon he completed several prestigious projects and established himself as one of the leading architects in Dubai.

After several prestigious Dubai Municipality projects his first big break came in the form of Al Aqah Beach Resort for Emirates Airlines in Fujairah. The successful completion in 2002 and appreciation received for it was capped by the prestigious Grosvenor House in Dubai Marina completed in 2005. Other notable projects in this period were several Master Planned Villa Developments for Emaar. This run of success eventually culminated in the formation of Archgroup with Ashok as Founder and Managing Partner. Since then he has had the distinction of serving illustrious clients like Emirates Airlines, Dubai Properties, Rasis Developers, ETA Star, Trident International Holding, Landmark Group and esteemed individuals like H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum amongst many others.

In spite of the numerous successes, Ashok has his feet on the ground. He still approaches a new project with uninhibited zeal and passion for design. His hands on approach includes spending time with all architects, engineers, project managers and making personal site visits for all major projects. His involvement begins right from the inception stage of a project with the development of the concept plans and ends only at the project handing over. All through at every stage he oversees the design development, tendering, appointment of the contractor, supervision, material selection ensuring a product of the highest quality within the project program.

An eternal optimist he looks forward to the new challenges thrown up by the rapid expansion programs in the Middle East and Indian subcontinent. He especially looks forward to the challenges of working in India and the GCC. He is confident that with his international experience combined with a talented dedicated team Archgroup will make its presence felt all over.

Education Details
Academy Of Architecture,Mumbai
G.D.Arch, Architecture | 1975 - 1980
Essam Galadari

Founder And Partner

Essam joined hands with Ashok as Founder and Partner to establish Archgroup. He has brought with himself 23 years plus experience in the construction and development industry of which he has spent 14 years in senior leadership/management position.

He completed his B.SC (Honors) Civil Engineering from Polytechnic of Whales, U.K. in1985 and Post Graduate Diploma in Structural Engineering from University of Southampton, U.K in 1986.

He started his career as Project Manager with the Dubai Municipality in November 1986. Thereafter he served as Head of General Projects Section, a challenging position which he held for another twelve years. He further served Dubai Municipality for two years as Head of Roads Construction before joining Emaar in 2000.

Issam joined Emaar as Executive Director of Projects in the year 2000 and managed a spectrum of projects for the company in the UAE. Thereafter he was appointed as the Managing Director for Emaar's International operations in 2005. Issam was further entrusted with additional responsibility as the Managing Director of Emaar Bawadi Joint Venture in the year 2008. Whist holding the 2 positions (MD Emaar International and MD Emaar Bawadi JV) Issam was commended with the position of CEO Emaar Properties in the year 2008 which he currently holds.

Issam is a member of several professional associations including the UAE society of Engineers and the Institution of Civil Engineering in the United Kingdom.

Issam has contributed to Archgroup with his wealth of experience gained over the years leading large government and private organisations in the building and construction sector.

Education Details
Polytechnic of Whales, U.K.
B.SC (Honors) Civil Engineering

2. Director

Abhijit Purohit

Executive Director

Alumnus of Academy of Architecture, Mumbai he has been associated with Ashok since 2001. With a keen interest for Design and detailing he has been part of many prestigious projects such as Marriott Marquis, Westin Dubai, Grandeur Residence and Oasis Centre whilst his tenure in Dubai Office for almost a decade. Equipped with this experience, talent for Design and excellent Management abilities he is now spear heading the India Operations. He is an integral part of Design Team for all projects in India and is responsible for overall Management of Mumbai and Pune Offices.

Sanjay Savkar

Director_Uae

Alumnus of the prestigious IIT, Mumbai, he has brought with him a wealth of knowledge. Having graduated in the year 1977, he has been an integral part of Archgroup from 2004. With his vast experience he heads the Project Management Team and is responsible for successful execution of all projects on site.
Sanjay Sen

Executive Director_Uae

Graduated from SPA, New Delhi in 1991, he has been an integral part of Ashok's Team since 1995. With a flair for Design and Management he has delivered prestigious projects like Al Aqqa Beach Resort, Grosvenor House, Westin Hotel, Arabian Centre and many more. Besides leading the Design Team he is also responsible for overall Management of Dubai Office.
Education Details
School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi
Graduated
Shivaji Nagare

Director - Projects

Alumnus of the Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune, he has been part of Archgroup since 2006. He has a illustrious site experience and technical knowledge. He has successfully completed many prestigious projects such as PI Hotels Dubai, DSO Villas, NSE Mumbai. With a sound technical knowledge and an eye for detailing he is now part of core team for India Operations. His main responsibilities include Business Development, Project Planning, Technical review, project management and assisting in the Management of Mumbai Office.

Education Details
Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune
B.E. Civil, Construction | 1988 - 1992

3. Other

Ajay Kumar Gupta

Alumnus of Central Polytechnic, Chandigarh, he has been with Ashok's Design Team since 1994. With hands-on experience on numerous projects, his responsibilities include the development of concepts and design coordination of projects.
Ashok Kumar Pillai

Senior Design Manager_Uae

Alumnus of Indore University, he has been with Ashok since 1999. His approach of following best engineering practices, having immense site knowledge and sincerity towards work has resulted in many successfully completed works.
Govindaraju Rathod

Head – Quantity Surveying

A Post Graduate in Civil Engineering and Project Management, he is also a registered member of the RICS, UK. Having graduated in the year 1995, he has been a part of Archgroup since 2006. He heads the Quantity Survey department with his dynamic qualities and a thorough knowledge of Contracts.
Education Details
RICS, UK
Graduate
Harshad Desai

Senior Area Manager, Construction

Alumnus of Pune University, he has been associated with Ashok since 1997. His disciplined approach to all aspects of site execution and leadership qualities has seen him take all his projects to successful completion along with his dedicated team of Engineers.
Education Details
Alumnus of Pune University
Graduate
Hitesh Kantharia

Senior Design Manager_Uae

Alumnus of Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai, he has been associated with Ashok since 1998. His meticulous approach to design and coordination reflect in his Design Management of projects like the Oasis Centre and Le Meridien hotel extension and Landmark Headquarters.
Education Details
Sir J. J. College of Architecture, Mumbai
Graduate
Murali N. S

Senior Area Manager, Construction

Alumnus of MG College of Engineering, Mumbai, he has been a part of Ashok's Team since 1997. A dynamic leader with years of experience he leads the Site Team with a very practical approach.
Education Details
MG College of Engineering, Mumbai
Graduate
Pramod Potdar

Design Manager

Alumnus of Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai, he has been an integral part of Archgroup since 2005. With a Keen and sensitive approach towards design combined with his Dubai experience, he excels in discharging his responsibilities, which include design and coordination of projects. With flair for design he likes to get associated with most of the projects in India playing a pivotal role in terms of Design and Planning.

Prasanna Kudchadkar

Senior Design Manager

Alumnus of Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai, he has been associated with Ashok since 1998. With his dynamic approach, he has successfully executed the Design Management of projects like the Grosvenor House 2 and Citymax Hotels.
Education Details
Sir J. J. College of Architecture, Mumbai
Graduate
Rajesh Lodh

Senior Design Manager, Structures

Alumnus of Shivaji University, Maharashtra, he has been associated with Ashok's Design Team since 2003. He is very thorough and practical in his approach to Structural Design. With his vast experience and extensive knowledge of latest design softwares, he heads the Structural Department.
Education Details
Shivaji University, Maharashtra
Graduate
Ramchandran K. P

Senior Area Manager, Construction

Alumnus of Calicut University, Kerala, he has been an integral part of Ashok and his Team since 1997. With his meticulous approach to all aspects of construction and management, he manages the projects on site with total dedication.
Education Details
Calicut University, Kerala
Graduate
Rolaand Bangera

Head – Electro Mechanical, Senior Design Manager

Alumnus of RV College of Engineering, Bangalore, he has been with Ashok since 2001. He has been associated with design and execution of all major projects of Archgroup. With his extensive knowledge of design, site and current technology, he heads the MEP Department very successfully.
Education Details
RV College of Engineering, Bangalore
Graduate
Sandeep Thorbole

General Manager

Alumnus of the Bharti Vidyapeeth college of Architecture, Mumbai, he has been associated with Archgroup since 2008. Equipped with a deep knowledge and understanding of local norms and regulations, technical knowledge and site experience he is the Regional Manager for Archgroup Intl Pune. His main responsibilities include design and coordination of projects in India and day-to-day management of Pune office.

Education Details
Bharti Vidyapeeth college of Architecture, Mumbai
B-Arch, Architecture
Subramaniam Somasundaram

Senior Area Manager, Construction

Alumnus of the University of Madras, he has been with Ashok since 2000. With an excellent track record of prestigious projects such as Grosvenor House and Marriot Marquis completed under his leadership, he discharges his responsibilities of managing the projects on site with due diligence.
Education Details
University of Madras
Graduate
Unmesh Dudwadkar

Senior Design Manager_Uae

Alumnus of Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai, he has been part of Ashok's Design Team since 1998. With his perfectionist approach to design and eye for detailing, he has successfully completed the design and coordination of key projects like Grosvenor House and JW Marriott Marquis Hotel and Al Aqqa Beach Resort.
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