Management Team

Board of Directors

Ujwal Kunte ( Founder and Managing Director of CQRA )

Ujwal Kunte is a Civil Engineer from MIT College Pune along with an MBA from Pune’s prestigious Symbiosis Institute of Business Management. After working with Afcons as a Design Engineer for a few years he decided to set up his own unit. Ujwal was always intrigued by Concrete Technology and established Durocrete Pvt. Ltd. in Pune in 1995. Durocrete Pvt. Ltd. is a dedicated Concrete Mix Design & Material Laboratory accredited by National Accreditation Board of Laboratories Dept of Science and Technology, since 2007.

In the late nineties Ujwal and his team conducted a research on quality practices at various construction sites across India. The result led to the establishment of CQRA Pvt. Ltd. in 2004. He is also the brain behind developing the 10 Point Rating System-Benchmark, for measuring the quality of various parameters associated with a construction project. He also conducts workshops and trainings on these subjects and has contributed papers in national and international seminars.

Ujwal has keen interest in subjects like Operations Research, Mathematical Methods, Research Methodology etc and teaches these subjects at many reputed post graduate management institutes like Pune University MBA Programme, MIT School of Management, Goa Institute of Management, Panjim and so on.

Ujwal is an avid reader and loves playing Badminton in his free time.

Shyamal Basu ( Executive Director )

Shyamal Basu holds a BTech (Hons) degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the prestigious IIT Kharagpur.

Shyamal started his career with steel plants and foundries. After toiling on the shop floors for a few years, Shyamal decided to switch his career path and explore Sales & Marketing in engineering and manufacturing sectors.

Shyamal enjoyed long tenures with reputed companies such as L&T, Thermax, KK Nag and UK headquartered Comcraft Group where he was a senior business development officer at their Legos-Nigeria office. He also has extensive experience as an independent consultant.

With a geographically wide exposure, Shyamal got the opportunity to work on diverse products ranging from fast moving consumables such as foamed plastics, ferrous castings to heavy capital equipments such as waste heat boilers and refrigeration machines. He also has a good knowhow of direct sales, branding & promotion, product management, trainings, ISO implementations, independent consulting, man power recruitment and management of accounts receivables.

Associated with CQRA Pvt. Ltd. for over 6 years now, Shyamal heads the Business Development function and oversees other administrative matters. Since his association, CQRA Pvt. Ltd has made a foray into newer geographies and businesses.

When not working, Shyamal spends his time playing music, singing, swimming, exercising, travelling overseas and reading. He is also socially active being part of community groups which bring people together to work towards a common goal.

Ashutosh Jha is a Civil Engineer from V.J.T.I Mumbai with an MBA in Marketing from Goa Institute of Management. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in International Business from Mumbai’s prestigious Welingkar Institute.

With over a decade of experience, Ashutosh brings with him extensive knowledge in Business Development, B2B Sales and Sales Training. Over the years he has mastered the art of negotiation, services pricing and concept selling. Ashutosh began his professional journey with Godrej & Boyce (RMC division) followed by other prominent names like STUP Consultants and Religare Securities.

Ashutosh has been associated with CQRA Pvt. Ltd for the past 5 years. As the National Business Head he has been responsible for the positive growth of CQRA Pvt. Ltd. both in terms of profitability and reputation In his spare time, Ashutosh loves swimming and playing Table Tennis.

Girish Khaladkar is a Civil engineer from University of Mumbai with an MBA degree in Project Management from Institute of business management studies.

With a professional association with some of the big names in the industry like Unity Infraprojects, JM Baxi & Co, Hinduja Group and so on, Girish brings with him a vast knowhow of 17 years in Project

Execution & Quality Management in both residential and commercial sectors.

Girish is a member of the Engineering Council of India and has been connected with CQRA Pvt. Ltd. for the past 7 years. At CQRA Pvt. Ltd. Girish oversees all the business operations for the western region.

Girish is a voracious reader and loves to travel and explore new places.

Ajaykumar Patil is a Civil Engineer from Walchand College of Engineering-Sangli with a Diploma in Contracts Management from NICMAR – Pune.

During the service tenure Ajaykumar has worked with reputed companies like Shapoorji Pallonji Constructions Ltd., B.G. Shirke Constructions, Westin Hotels, Phoenix Market City, HDFC Limited, Kolte Patil Developers, MITCON Consultants and so on

Ajaykumar has a strong 22 years of professional work experience in Product Designing, Planning, Budgeting, Quantity Survey & Contracts, Project Co-ordination, Method Engineering, Purchase & Contract Administration, Resource Planning etc.

At CQRA Ajaykumar works as a consultant for processes like Contract Administration, Cost Auditing, Tender Reviewing and so on.

In his leisure time Ajaykumar likes to Read or Cycle.