Global engineering, project delivery and asset management company, DRA, announced the appointment of Vikram Jayaraman to its team in the Americas Region. Vikram takes up the role of Vice President: Origination to implement DRA’s growth strategy in North, Central and South America.

Vikram holds a Master’s Degree in Metallurgy from McGill University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto. Previously, Vikram was the Vice President – Solutions Sales at Outotec OY where he had global responsibility for process solution sales and proposals.

Pierre Julien, Executive Vice President Origination, says that this appointment will help to advance all aspects of our ambitious strategy within the region and on a global scale.

Following the acquisition of Minnovo, RLH, PGBI and Met-Chem in the past 18 months, it is clear that the organisation is focused on advancing its footprint into the global market place. DRA also continues to diversify its service offering to accommodate future client needs, whether it be in the traditional mining and minerals sector, or within the less conventional areas of engineering such as the energy, agriculture, or water sectors.

“Vikram will be an asset to our team and to our organisation. He brings with him extensive industry experience and knowledge which will prove advantageous not only to the organisation but also to our clients. This appointment shows DRA’s commitment to build on existing strengths in a strategic and combined way that meets and exceeds our clients’ changing expectations. With investment appetite returning across the world, DRA is ready and well positioned to deliver the specialist and unique services clients require”, concludes Julien.