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Jitendra Kumar Lenka: Pioneering Infrastructure Development & Leadership In India

Jitendra Kumar Lenka: Pioneering Infrastructure Development & Leadership In India

  Jitendra Kumar Lenka,    Director

Jitendra Kumar Lenka


In any business, leaders serve as the guiding force, directing the company toward its objectives while cultivating a culture of positivity and productivity. Their responsibilities encompass shaping the company's vision, formulating strategies, making pivotal decisions, and leading the team toward success. A leader's capacity to inspire, motivate, and empower employees is fundamental in attaining the organization's goals.

Jitendra Kumar Lenka, the Director of Gurumaharaj Engicon, has exemplified remarkable leadership in the infrastructure sector. His journey began by delving into private sector companies, focusing on steel plants such as Maithan Ispat, Artee Steel, and Jindal Steel. Alongside these ventures, his company engaged in diverse civil structures, roads, buildings, ash ponds, reservoirs, and associated electrical works. Through successfully completing numerous projects, Lenka and his team accrued the technical and financial prowess required for government sector projects, especially in the civil wing.

Starting with a small team comprising professionals from various engineering disciplines, supervisory staff, HR, and Accounts Managers, Lenka expanded the team as the business grew. He firmly believes in continuous learning at every stage of life and understands the symbiotic relationship between growth and motivation. To maintain a positive trajectory, Lenka begins his daily routine by setting goals and addressing the most critical tasks promptly.

His emphasis on hiring experienced professionals as needed reflects his commitment to handling the burgeoning demands of the business effectively. By prioritizing motivation, learning, and goal-setting, Jitendra Kumar Lenka has show cased the essence of effective leadership in driving Gurumaharaj
Engicon towards excellence in the infrastructure sector. Let’s hear more from him in this one-on-one interaction.

What prompted your decision to establish your company in Odisha? How has the region supported and facilitated your operations thus far?
Odisha boasts significant potential in the infrastructure and construction industry. Our future plans involve not only broadening our presence in various infrastructure sectors within Odisha but also aspiring to become a leading construction company. The state offers extensive prospects for infrastructural development across multiple avenues, presenting ample opportunities for business expansion. Furthermore, the availability of skilled manpower and abundant natural resources has proven to be advantageous for our endeavors.

We highly value individual contributions to the company's growth & prioritize teamwork, as it fosters opportunities for progress & serves as a motivating force to achieve significant mile stones

How would you characterize Gurumaharaj Engicon as an organization and its current standing in the market?
Our company stands as a financially robust entity with minimal liabilities. With a diverse portfolio encompassing a wide array of services, GEPL caters to a vast spectrum of projects, including the construction of expansive civil infrastructure such as bridges, river in-stream storage structures, irrigation systems, underground pipeline projects, airports, water supply ventures, and waste management initiatives. GEPL has earned a strong reputation for delivering high quality services through its responsive and proactive customer service, prioritizing quality over quantity. The company boasts a team of dedicated and highly skilled professionals committed to harnessing cutting edge technology, offering tailored, scalable, and robust business solutions.

Furthermore, GEPL remains actively engaged in continuous market research, exploring innovative, costeffective, and technologically advanced infrastructure solutions.
Share with us your approach to leadership. What principles or methodologies do you adhere to as a leader?
I strongly believe in imparting experiences to our junior members, helping them understand various situations and methodologies to tackle problems effectively. Each department holds a pivotal role in the company's advancement. We highly value individual contributions to the company's growth and prioritize teamwork, as it fosters opportunities for progress and serves as a motivating force to achieve significant milestones.

Where do you envision your ultimate destination?
GEPL has already set itself apart from competitors in the construction industry, driven by its emphasis on innovation, construction excellence, and timely project completion. Staying true to this trajectory, their goal is to further solidify their standing in the industry. The future of India's construction and infrastructure sectors holds immense promise. Over the forthcoming years, GEPL aims to thrive and position itself as a trailblazing construction company in India. This vision entails venturing into new infrastructure projects and exploring diverse geographical regions across the country.

In the light of your strong experience within the industry, what advice would you give to the budding industry leaders?
My advice to the emerging business leaders would be to never underestimate the value of time and to respect other’s time as well as time is one of the biggest asset that the youth of today have. Time lost is an opportunity lost.

Jitendra Kumar Lenka, Director, Gurumaharaj Engicon
Jitendra Kumar Lenka was born in 1972 in a small village located in the Cuttack district of Odisha. His father worked as a high school teacher while his mother dedicated her time to homemaking. He grew up with two brothers and two sisters and pursued his education at Ravenshaw University.

•Hobbies: Playing Badminton
•Favorite Cuisine: Odiya Cuisine
•Favorite Book: Non-fiction, biographies & motivational books

•Awards & Recognition: For the last 2 years i.e. 2022 and 2023, we have been awarded with Odisha Brand Leadership Awards. This year in May, we were awarded with Global Tiger Award in the category of
Best Water Company for our work in water resource projects

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