Arup names new energy leader for US operations

The London-based engineering and consulting firm has tapped Ramesh Raman to head its energy transaction group in New York.

Ramesh Raman, former managing director of energy consulting firm Taylor DeJongh, has joined Arup’s New York office as associate principal and energy leader of its transaction advice group, the London-based engineering and consulting firm said in a statement.

Raman brings 25 years of experience to the firm, having provided structured advisory services to developers and governments as well as facilitating third-party evaluations to financial and private equity firms in the energy space.

“Ramesh is known for forming, leading and growing development and advisory teams bringing significant experience as a trusted advisor to buy and sell side energy infrastructure investors,” Ignacio Barandiaran, principal in Arup’s transaction advice group, said. “He has a proven track record getting transactions to financial closing – a key skill in this industry,” he added.

According to the statement, in his new role Raman will focus on the implementation and execution of the firm’s energy sector plans for the Americas and will work alongside Arup’s global- and US-based teams.

In addition to Taylor DeJongh, Raman held senior project finance posts at Sakura Bank, Dresdner Bank, Fleet Bank, Reliance Group Holdings, and Bank of Tokyo Trust.