Contracts Mgmt Professional
Strabag Afcons Joint Venture
Manoj Varma is a member of:
1. Topper at NIT Srinagar, Kashmir
2. An astitute professional being Head of department of Contracts Department of an MNC at only 33years of age!!
3. One of the youngest International Contracts expert in India with strong hold on FIDIC/UNCITRAL etc.
4. Travelled widely to almost all over India in past decade; worked at extrement temperature of -23degree celcius at Rohtang tunnel project to the unbearable heat of Chennai..
Continuous learning throughtout the life is the key to continuous growth. Not just THINK.. But THINK and ACT.. Those who await opportunity are cowards, you need to find the opportunity and grab it from the claws of destiny.
More about myself
Apart from my professional career, i am admired by all my friends to provide for Free and Logical Legal advice an all facets of life to everybody who comes across me and seeks the guidance.. I believe in giving back to the society more than we take..
One of the most important decisions in my life to travel to all way long to the Kashmir Valley to pursue my graduation in Engineering from the NIT Srinagar, Kashmir. My family was worried buy i had a strong determination to succeed. I will never forgot the love and respect i got from my colleagues at NIT Srinagar, Kashmir
Qualities needed to become a successful leader
1. Speak up: If you don't reaise your voice; none will listen you and you won't be a leader.
2. Never Hesitate: Hesitation kills the opportunity.
3. Patience: The people are not there to sit down and listen to you, you need to have patience to make them sit and listen to you.
4. Hard work and dedications are key to the success of the leader
Thoughts on Education system of our country
The Education sytem is PERFECT at NIT/RECs and other reputed Govt Institutions. I have never studied in Private colleges and would not like to comment.
The only thing we lack is just the good governance and implementation of the plans set up by the government bodies like UGC/AICTE/MHRD etc.
Initiative to develop a country
The professional when join a company think that they are now the well paid professional and this situation will continue forever. They fail to realize that to maintain your status in corporate world and to grow up the ladder they need to improve their skills continuously.
Couple of years from now
I see myself as the Consultant on the roll of various MNCs on Contracts Management issues and solving disputes as an Arbitrator in Dispute Adjudication Boards (DAB) panels.
Degree that I recommend
Well I have already earned degrees in Engineering, Finance and Law; however I would certainly go now for the short term certifications like IPRs etc.
My role model
Dr Manmohan Singh is my Role Model; even if not being into the active politics he reached to the height of being Prime Minister!!
A winner of the battle without fighting it!!
(Note: The editor may edit my above statement if he thinks misappropriate).
My strongest skill
Contract authoring and negotiation Incoterms
Contract governance and implementation Pre-sales RFP/RFQ/Tender risk analysis
Contract risk analysis and mitigation Cost baseline monitoring
Commercial sales and process Account Management & Procurement
Legal/Contractual/Commercial audit Corporate litigation
6Sigma/ Hazop Studies/ ISO implementation Claim and Change Management
Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Project Planning & Control
Procurement System and Procedures EPC Turnkey, FIDIC, UNCITRAL
My family background
My Wife is an M.Tech in E&C and is a Professor; I am blessed with a daughter studying is in Nursery classes.
Mr Manmohan Singh, the Prime minister of India has influenced my life a lot. He is such a learned person difficult to find. He kept himself away from any kind of controversies and even the rebels of him swear of his honesty.
Brief description about me
A multitalented seasoned professional, an Engineer from NIT (REC), MBA Finance and Law (LL.B.) graduate with proven track record of 09 years in the field of Project and Contract Management (Pre and Post sales), Business Acquisition (Equipment Sales and Service Contracts) and Project / Operation Management in domestic and International Markets
Currently responsible for successfully managing contracts worth INR 1500 Crore/year with regional and global level recognitions
Major association has been in the field of Power, Sugar, Polymer, Water Treatment, Infra-structure and Construction industry wherein professional engagement and alliance has been with Public and Private Entities
Important lesson learned
The world salutes the rising SUN.. If your stars are not in your favour; keep on trying with more dedication and hardwork.. You will surely get success in your life..