Dr. Baju George takes over as SmartCity Kochi MD

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Kochi: Dr. Baju George, a veteran management professional, has taken charge as the Managing Director of SmartCity Kochi project being promoted by the Dubai based Tecom Investments. Dr. Baju, who was holding the position of Project Director- Real Estate at Dubai International Financial Centre Authority, was earlier in charge of SmartCity Kochi when the project was floated, in his capacity as the Director of Projects at Tecom Investments.

Talking to Kerala IT News, Dr. Baju said, “My priority is to present the concept master plan by September. I have to ensure that the deadlines set in our meeting with the Chief Minister are met”. He will be based in Kochi.

Baju, who did his Graduation, Law and MBA from Kerala University, got his Doctorate from M G University and ML from Madras University. Starting his career as an Advocate at the District Court in Kollam, Dr. Baju has been in Dubai since 1996. Over the years, he has developed expertise in property management, project management and legal management.

Meanwhile, the Board of Directors of SmartCity Kochi Infrastructure has been reconstituted with the Minister for Industries & IT, Shri P K Kunhalikutty, as the new Chairman. T Balakrishnan IAS, Addl. Chief Secretary, Department of Industries, Government of Kerala and Ismail Naqi, MD, Tecom Business Park Operations joins the Board as new members with Kerala Chief Minister Shri Oommen Chandy as Patron. A meeting of the Director Board was held at the Secretariat in Trivandrum yesterday and the Board has approved the new appointments.

Anil Philip
Kerala IT News

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