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Mace makes new senior hire to further its growth ambitions in India

Mace, the global consultancy and construction company, has announced a new senior appointment for its growing India operations with Hemant Sandu joining as Deputy Regional Director.

Hemant joins Mace from US engineering firm Veneklasen Associates, where she spent five successful years as Managing Director for India and the Middle East. Holding an MBA from Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad, she has more than 18 years of professional experience across infrastructure and construction delivery.

Hemant will bring to Mace her experience from across the entire value chain in construction, from contracting to design, engineering, consulting and development. She built the India business for Veneklasen Associates from scratch, developing a portfolio which includes the new Parliament, Central Vista programme, Delhi Metro and AIIMS hospital facility in Gorakhpur.

Alongside Pawan Maini, Mace’s Regional Director for India, Hemant will expand the company’s footprint particularly in infrastructure and major programmes. She will work on enhancing project delivery and client experience and also develop Mace’s sustainability offer to clients in the region.

The appointment comes as Mace pushes forward for further growth in India as part of its new 2026 Business Strategy, diversifying the business in sectors like datacentres and infrastructure. Mace employs more than 200 people across the country, working on projects in Mumbai, New Delhi, Gurgaon and elsewhere for clients such as DLF, Reliance, Piramal, Tata, ABB and Siemens. 

Hemant Sandu, Deputy Regional Director for Mace in India, said:

“I’m delighted to join Mace and support our regional growth ambitions. Mace is a well-recognised global brand with a fantastic reputation for delivering distinctive value to clients. India is going through an exciting transition phase and I look forward to being part of a business that will help take the entire construction industry to the next level.”

Davendra Dabasia, Managing Director for International Consultancy at Mace, said:

“We are pleased to welcome Hemant to Mace and push the boundaries on project delivery in India. Her appointment will strengthen the team and drive forward our infrastructure offering in the region. There is an appetite in India for leveraging international expertise on large public sector programmes and we are in a strong position to help bring these projects to fruition.”

Hemant’s appointment is effective immediately.

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