DMIA Group – APEA – Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Datuk Seri Subramaniam Pillai Sankaran Pillai
Executive Director


DMIA Group
B-G-28, Block B, 10 Boulevard, PJU 6A, Lebuhraya
SPRINT, 47400, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +603 7726 1189
www.dmiagrp.com


Datuk Seri Subramaniam Pillai was born in Sungai Petani, Kedah where he was exposed to the idea of entrepreneurship at such as young age. Growing up he was determined to make his mark in the construction industry. He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and further pursuing Masters in Business Administration (MBA-Euro-Asia Management) from University Putra Malaysia and University of Aix-Marseille, France.

Once graduated he worked with construction company in Klang Valley to gain experiences and Datuk Seri Subramaniam Pillai immediately focused his efforts and knowledge to establish DMIA Group in 1996 a construction company as one of the founding members. His first contract was the construction and completion of an access road to Ebor toll plaza at Batu Tiga, under the elite expressway package 1A. This was the catalyst needed to propel the company further to make its mark in the construction industry. Once the company was fully operational, he decided to undertake his Masters in Marseille, France where he obtained a Master in Business Administration. After 23 years of injecting his knowledge, management and skills, Datuk Seri Subramaniam Pillai is able to see his childhood dream turning into a reality.

His relentless determination, belief and execution has led the growth of the company from five employees to 650 today. Constantly striving for success, Datuk Seri Subramaniam decided to expand his operations into India in 2001. DMIA Group first international project comprised of a 67KM rehabilitation and upgrading of Sira to Chitraduga under the Western Transport Corridor Tumkur – Haveri NH4 Project, Package 2 in the state of Karnataka. Furthermore, he installed a high work ethic mindset which flowed throughout DMIA Group allowed the company to further enhance its portfolio domestically and internationally. DMIA Group’s presence in India gained further traction as it was awarded several highway and development contracts, with the most recent being the redevelopment of The Malaysian High Commission Complex in New Delhi, India.

Expanding the company into the railway sector further highlighted Datuk Seri Subramaniam’s vision of being one of a leading construction company in Malaysia. In 2015 DMIA won the contract for the Phase 1 of Klang Valley Double Track. This showed his constant strive for success and his adventurous nature. The growth of DMIA Group was consistent with Datuk Seri Subramaniam behind the wheel saw him and the company overcome several obstacles to cement its foundation to what we see DMIA Group is today.

His vision is to see a modernized nation where high-quality growth is sustained with accelerated development. Moreover, his directive mission is to be an eminent construction company by delivering world class projects with foresight, integrity and professionalism. Datuk Seri Subramaniam is looking forward for the prospect of DMIA Group to be listed on the KLSE, as well as widening his roots into the South-East Asia region aiming to be a dominant force in the competitive construction industry.

Behind the closed doors of DMIA, Datuk Seri Subramaniam Pillai applies his strong command of business and management principles as they pertain to construction, development, resource allocation, planning methods, and leading others. His effectiveness in communication and high motivation leverages assets in teammates to reach organizational goals. Being a lifelong learner, he is committed to staying on top of the best current and emerging business practices, especially in the international context. Possessing the necessary skills, Datuk Seri Subramaniam not afraid to face different challenges and overcome obstacles to satisfy the client.

Datuk Seri Subramaniam Pillai has installed value creation at DMIA where “we want to focus on niche scope or trade where we can innovate and produce highly specialised, skilled and talented human capital.” Further adding “This will accelerate our implementation and deliveries; hence we can grow regionally, internationally and provide sustainability.”

His main motto is that “At DMIA we practise and continue to nurture the young talent with the following values:

  • Dedication
  • Meticulous
  • Innovation
  • Action

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Datuk Seri Subramaniam Pillai Sankaran Pillai
Executive Director

Datuk Seri Subramaniam Pillai was born in Sungai Petani, Kedah where he was exposed to the idea of entrepreneurship at such as young age. Growing up he was determined to make his mark in the construction industry. He graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and further pursuing Masters in Business Administration (MBA-Euro-Asia Management) from University Putra Malaysia and University of Aix-Marseille, France.

Once graduated he worked with construction company in Klang Valley to gain experiences and Datuk Seri Subramaniam Pillai immediately focused his efforts and knowledge to establish DMIA Group in 1996 a construction company as one of the founding members. His first contract was the construction and completion of an access road to Ebor toll plaza at Batu Tiga, under the elite expressway package 1A. This was the catalyst needed to propel the company further to make its mark in the construction industry. Once the company was fully operational, he decided to undertake his Masters in Marseille, France where he obtained a Master in Business Administration. After 23 years of injecting his knowledge, management and skills, Datuk Seri Subramaniam Pillai is able to see his childhood dream turning into a reality.

His relentless determination, belief and execution has led the growth of the company from five employees to 650 today. Constantly striving for success, Datuk Seri Subramaniam decided to expand his operations into India in 2001. DMIA Group first international project comprised of a 67KM rehabilitation and upgrading of Sira to Chitraduga under the Western Transport Corridor Tumkur – Haveri NH4 Project, Package 2 in the state of Karnataka. Furthermore, he installed a high work ethic mindset which flowed throughout DMIA Group allowed the company to further enhance its portfolio domestically and internationally. DMIA Group’s presence in India gained further traction as it was awarded several highway and development contracts, with the most recent being the redevelopment of The Malaysian High Commission Complex in New Delhi, India.

Expanding the company into the railway sector further highlighted Datuk Seri Subramaniam’s vision of being one of a leading construction company in Malaysia. In 2015 DMIA won the contract for the Phase 1 of Klang Valley Double Track. This showed his constant strive for success and his adventurous nature. The growth of DMIA Group was consistent with Datuk Seri Subramaniam behind the wheel saw him and the company overcome several obstacles to cement its foundation to what we see DMIA Group is today.

His vision is to see a modernized nation where high-quality growth is sustained with accelerated development. Moreover, his directive mission is to be an eminent construction company by delivering world class projects with foresight, integrity and professionalism. Datuk Seri Subramaniam is looking forward for the prospect of DMIA Group to be listed on the KLSE, as well as widening his roots into the South-East Asia region aiming to be a dominant force in the competitive construction industry.


DMIA Group
B-G-28, Block B, 10 Boulevard, PJU 6A, Lebuhraya
SPRINT, 47400, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: +603 7726 1189
www.dmiagrp.com


Behind the closed doors of DMIA, Datuk Seri Subramaniam Pillai applies his strong command of business and management principles as they pertain to construction, development, resource allocation, planning methods, and leading others. His effectiveness in communication and high motivation leverages assets in teammates to reach organizational goals. Being a lifelong learner, he is committed to staying on top of the best current and emerging business practices, especially in the international context. Possessing the necessary skills, Datuk Seri Subramaniam not afraid to face different challenges and overcome obstacles to satisfy the client.

Datuk Seri Subramaniam Pillai has installed value creation at DMIA where “we want to focus on niche scope or trade where we can innovate and produce highly specialised, skilled and talented human capital.” Further adding “This will accelerate our implementation and deliveries; hence we can grow regionally, internationally and provide sustainability.”

His main motto is that “At DMIA we practise and continue to nurture the young talent with the following values:

  • Dedication
  • Meticulous
  • Innovation
  • Action