Rekha Thawrani receives OBE in New Year Honours

Rekha Thawrani receives OBE in New Year Honours

Thomas Telford's Rekha Thawrani, Global Head, NEC contracts has been awarded an OBE in the 2022 New Year Honours for services to infrastructure and British exports.

The award reflects the contribution that NEC has made to UK infrastructure since HS1 and the Olympics and how it has expanded overseas over the last decade under Rekha’s leadership. NEC is now in use in countries as far as Hong Kong, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Peru and even Antarctica. These export sales have only been possible through Rekha’s ability to create relationships (often remotely) with high-level officials and advisors in client organisations and government agencies, to understand their needs and create financially viable solutions to support them on their NEC implementation journey.

Rekha joined Thomas Telford Limited in 1996 and has been responsible for NEC since 2004, with her role growing as the product and team have grown.

Chris Gibson, Managing Director, Thomas Telford Limited said "I am delighted to see this recognition of Rekha's leadership, professionalism and commercial acumen. Rekha has been instrumental in the development and growth of NEC, bringing its core values of mutual trust and collaboration to new markets and sectors in the UK and overseas."

Congratulations Rekha, for this fantastic and well-deserved honour.

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