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09 February 2024

Linesight appoints Country Lead for Japan and Director for India

Global construction consultancy firm, Linesight, today announced the appointments of Takehiko Yuge as Country Lead for Japan, and Sunjaay Athanki as Director, based in India. These strategic appointments are a reflection of Linesight’s continued growth trajectory across Asia Pacific.

Based in Tokyo, Takehiko will lead a national strategy to develop and support Linesight clients and their construction projects in Japan. Takehiko brings over 20 years of engineering, project management, estimating and tendering experience, and joins Linesight from Obayashi Corporation, one of the largest building and civil contractors in Japan. Takehiko held a number of roles at Obayashi Corporation, including General Manager, where he successfully led their data centre business in Japan and Singapore.

Sunjaay’s role will focus on driving business growth through strategic global initiatives, as well as supporting Linesight’s recent project appointments in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai in India. Sunjaay is a highly experienced construction professional, with over 22 years’ experience in India, North America and the Middle East, working with clients across a range of sectors, including data centres, life sciences, healthcare, hospitality, commercial and retail. Sunjaay leverages his previous experience with a construction firm where he successfully oversaw both cost management and global workshare divisions.

John Butler, Managing Director of Linesight’s Asia-Pacific region commented:

“Building a great company starts with having a high performing team. These two senior appointments reflect our drive to bring high-performing talent to our business. Takehiko and Sunjaay’s roles are critical to our strategic growth plans for 2024 across Asia Pacific, and we are confident that their local knowledge, experience and capabilities will provide a solid foundation to drive our business forward.”

Takehiko Yuge noted:

“I am excited to join Linesight as Country Lead for Japan, responsible for strategy, people and growth in-country. Linesight already has a fantastic presence across Asia Pacific, and I look forward to playing my part in further building our team and experience in Japan”.

Sunjaay Sunjaay Athanki comments:

“I’m delighted to join the Linesight team, as we continue to expand in India and globally. I look forward to bringing my industry knowledge and expertise to bear, to support the successful delivery of construction projects for our clients”.

About Linesight

Linesight is a multinational consultancy firm with over 49 years of experience, providing cost, schedule, program, and project management services to many sectors, including Life Sciences, Commercial, Data Centers, High-Tech Industrial, Residential, Hospitality, Healthcare, and Retail. Linesight's specialist project teams, each with specific skills and experience, provide faster project delivery, greater cost efficiency, and maximum value for money for their clients. For further information, please visit


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