Sudhanshu Mani

Retired General Manager, IRSME

Sudhanshu Mani retired as a General Manager of Indian Railways, last assignment as the GM/Integral Coach Factory, Chennai after serving Indian Railways for 38 years. He also served as Railway Advisor in the Embassy of India, Berlin for 3 years, interacting with railway systems in Europe and other advanced countries on behalf of IR. He led the Train 18/Vande Bharat express project from the start to the delivery, the first ever semi high-speed train of India, from concept to delivery.

He is engaged in advisory role in the corporate world and technical, strategic and investment consulting. He has authored seven books, including the one recounting his journey in leading the Train 18 project is in his best-seller book, ‘My Train 18 Story’. Apart from his work as a consultant, he is engaged in multiple activities like serving on Advisory & Editorial Board of leading Railway & Metro journals, organization of Awadh Conclave (a festival of free thought), Keynote/stand-alone speaker and panellist on platforms such as IIMs, IITs, TEDx, PMI & CII conferences, anchor for news analysis, art and cultural on YouTube channel thepublic.india and promotion and curation of Visual Arts in association with a prominent art gallery of Lucknow. He runs a ‘not for profit’ art and culture centre, Manis’ and presides over Rolling Cars’ Society, which promotes technical awareness. He writes opinion pieces regularly on national issues of engineering and project management in leading newspapers, journals and portals, like, Hindu BusinessLine, Deccan herald, Moneycontrol, PSUWatch, FPJ, IRJ, and Pioneer and, on these subjects, current affairs, art and literature etc. in his blog!