Nidhi Choudhary

Manager – Practice Office | nchoudhary at iihs dot ac dot in

2015    MPlan, Urban Transport Planning and Management CEPT University Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
2013    BPlan School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) Delhi Delhi NCR, India


Countries: India
States: Delhi NCR, Karnataka, Maharashtra
Cities: Delhi NCR, Bengaluru, Pune
Languages: English, Hindi, Gujarati

Nidhi Choudhary works on business development and programme management in the Practice Programme at IIHS.


She is a business development professional with a demonstrated history of working in the infrastructure consulting industry over more than eight years. She has worked with semi-government organisations, multi-national companies and a leading start-up. Her experience spans the sectors of urban planning, infrastructure planning, tourism, sanitation, urban transport planning, and application of drones in urban and infrastructure planning. Her interest lies in management systems and capturing data to formulate strategies for business development. She has a firm grasp of the procurement process across the conceptualisation–bidding–contract finalisation stages.


At IIHS, she is responsible for growing the Practice Programme by developing business, networks and communications. She contributes towards streamlining and strengthening the grant development process, development of annual marketing strategy, setting up and standardising processes and protocols for budgeting, finance and risk management across projects, identifying key partners and collaborators and consultants, including management of existing networks.


Nidhi comes to IIHS from Urban Mass Transit Company—industry leaders in urban transport planning—where she led business development. The organisation grew its order book and sailed through the pandemic during her leadership of business development activities. She was responsible for management of the business development team and its activities, including competitor analysis, market analysis, preparation of yearly budget and cashflow requirements. She has created a comprehensive database and set up processes for business development. Her time management, teamwork, public relations and negotiation skills helped scale up the organisation.


She has previously worked at IPE Global, ideaForge and IL&FS Environmental Infrastructure & Services Ltd. At these organisations, she led business development in the urban infrastructure, sanitation and tourism sectors. She has experience of working on preparation of master plans, route diversion plans for construction of metro lines, parking management plans, road and highways upgradation plans, traffic and transportation planning surveys, and scrutiny of building plans.


Nidhi has an advanced degree in Urban Transport Planning & Management from CEPT University, Ahmedabad and a bachelor’s degree in physical planning from School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi.


She practices yoga and meditation, and likes reading, long walks, food, fashion and styling, music, and talking to people. She’s also trying her hands at aquascaping and gardening.