Leadership

Leadership

leadership that
inspire innovation.

LEADERSHIP

NIKA’s leadership team has a proven reputation for unparalleled experience, deep capabilities and specialized knowledge.

With nearly 100 years of combined management and professional services experience, NIKA’s leaders are as diverse, innovative, and cutting-edge as the services we offer. We go beyond A+E to provide full-service solutions and valuable business advice, which translates into success for clients, employees, and partners alike.

Our corporate culture is the backbone of who we are: agile, professional, and honorable.

Chaudhary Jawahar

Jawahar Chaudhary, PE

Chairman
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Chaudhary Kabir

Kabir Chaudhary

Chief Executive Officer, President
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Shakir Usman

Usman Shakir

COO & CFO,
Executive Vice President
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Stephen White

EVP, Engineering and Creative Design Lab
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Pete Peterson

EVP, Facilities Operations Management
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Christopher Laggini

SVP, Human Resources & Talent Acquisition
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MANAGEMENT TEAM

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Ernest Landrum

Vice President, Facilities Operations Management

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Khurrum Shakir

Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

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Jimmie “JJ” Jackson

Vice President, Business Development and Capture

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Tae Jung, AIA, NCARB

Vice President, Creative Design Lab

Waheed Elahi, NIKA Director of Information Technology

Waheed Elahi

Vice President of Corporate IT

Karen Padmore, NIKA Director of Contracts

Karen Padmore

Vice President of Contracts

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Rosanna Cruz

Senior Director of Marketing and Proposals

Alok Kumar, Director, SME Mechanical Engineering

Alok Kumar, PE, EMP

Director, Energy Services

Debra Forte, NIKA Director, Architecture and Engineering Operations

Debra Forte

Director, Architecture and Engineering Operations

Stephen Lipman, NIKA Controller

Stephen Lipman

Controller

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