Mr. Tejas Sura
PMI Board of Directors, 2018-2020
Tejas Sura has been managing director of Conart Engineers Ltd., an Indian publicly listed company, with over 20 years of construction project experience with multinational organizations. After leading the business, implementing international best practices and growing the company revenues at 15 percent annually, he saw an opportunity to grow another business, integrating his passion for the value of project, program and portfolio management (PPPM). He founded Cubic Turnkey Private Limited, utilizing a PMO framework and sound financial planning. His strategic leadership and oversight has ensured 100 percent referral business, top and bottom line growth, three years running.
Mr. Sura has been an enthusiastic volunteer and served PMI for 18 years in various capacities including founder, vice president/finance, president and advisor for the PMI Mumbai Chapter, region mentor (South Asia), Chapter Member Advisory Group (MAG) and currently International Standards Organization (ISO) MAG.
He has volunteered for the PMBOK® Guide and Construction Extension to the PMBOK® Guide, and is a recipient of several honors, including PMI leadership awards. He is the head of the Indian delegation for the ISO Technical Committee for PPPM and has been a volunteer officer for American Society of Civil Engineers and Rotary Club of Bombay West.
A seasoned speaker, he has presented at PMI Leadership Institute Meetings, global conferences, regional and chapter meetings on topics such as leadership, finance, and project and program management. He advances the profession as a visiting faculty for leading graduate schools in Mumbai.
Mr. Sura enjoys the multicultural team environment, having worked on projects in North America and Asia Pacific with diverse stakeholders. While volunteering, he has lead globally distributed teams.
A graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with a master’s degree in civil engineering, Mr. Sura also holds an MBA in finance. In addition to his PMP® and PfMP® credentials, he is a graduate of the PMI® Leadership Institute Master Class of 2010.
Mr. Sura lives in Mumbai, India and enjoys his family, travel and music.