Prashanth Udayakumar

Principal Consultant
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Prashanth has more than nine years of consulting and research experience in transport infrastructure across toll roads, electric buses, rail, intelligent mobility, development planning, road safety, and maritime and public-private partnerships, including two years in mobile software.

At Steer, he primarily plays a leading role in transaction advisory projects. He uses his project management and technical skills like demand modelling, analysis of large transport datasets, commercial structuring, policy research and GIS/cartography to provide robust client-oriented solutions. He has worked with a wide variety of clients spanning sectors and geographies, including leading domestic toll operators and international investors, multilateral development banks, real-estate developers, and governments in Europe, India and North America. Prashanth has studied over 50 toll roads in Ireland, India, Mexico and the US. Recent projects in other sectors include commercial and market due diligence for e-buses and commercial vehicles in Europe, recommendations to improve the bankability of e-bus procurement in India and a conceptual framework for a parking portal for the Indian city of Bengaluru.

Before Steer, Prashanth carried out research and consulting work at IIM Ahmedabad, largely on infrastructure PPPs. During his Masters at ITS Leeds, he worked on pioneering research exploring the application of political economy analysis for implementing pedestrian safety in Indian cities.

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