NEW YORK, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) announced today that Sotiris A. Pagdadis, Ph.D., has joined the firm as a principal and leader of PwC's Capital Projects & Infrastructure (CP&I) practice in New York. Dr. Pagdadis will focus on assisting organizations to invest in infrastructure and capital projects in order to capitalize on current strategic opportunities, maximize returns and grow their business. With over 25 years of consultative experience in public and private sector infrastructure management, his specialized skills in infrastructure management include: masterplan and capital project assessment, project financing, value analysis, risk assessment, risk analysis, lifecycle analysis, productivity planning, asset management and technology assessment.
"Significant investment in U.S. capital projects and infrastructure is taking place today and will continue over the next decade in response to aging infrastructure, funding gaps and constrained infrastructure," said Carter Pate, Global and U.S. Leader of PricewaterhouseCoopers' Capital Projects & Infrastructure practice. "We're very excited to have Sotiris bring his hands-on experience to help our clients assess and manage the complexities of their projects."
Previously, Dr. Pagdadis served as the founder and president of the Lambousa Infrastructures Consultancy Group, where he pioneered a risk-based management review and project appraisal methodology. Prior to that role, he served as Managing Director of the Transportation Infrastructure Practice at McKenna Long and Aldridge, LLP, focusing on governmental affairs, procurement advocacy, public-private partnerships and privatization. Previously, he was world-wide vice president of public sector transportation at CA, Inc., where he advised government agencies and private sector clients globally, creating leading solutions for some of the most prestigious airport and seaport authorities around the world in the areas of asset and portfolio management, services management, and security command and control.
"I am excited to be working with a team of professionals at PricewaterhouseCoopers who are leaders at what they do around the world," said Dr. Pagdadis. "This is the era to focus on infrastructure, and we are poised to provide our clients with the critical assistance they are seeking to navigate their way out of the current economic turmoil and achieve their short-term and long-term capital project goals."
Dr. Pagdadis earned his B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering, M.S. degree in Engineering and a Doctorate degree in Project Management from The University of Texas at Austin. He served as a university professor at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU, followed by advisory roles at Columbia University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is the founder of ECOSFUND, a philanthropic organization providing subject matter expertise to grass roots organizations throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. He was awarded The Order of Alec for outstanding leadership from The University of Texas at Austin in 1984. He is extensively published and regularly appears as a guest speaker at conferences.
For more information about PwC's CP&I practice, please visit www.pwc.com/us/capitalprojects.
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