Meenakshi Bhagat

Creative Director & Senior Specialist , Maestro Design India & Supreme Committee of Delivery and Legacy, Qata

Meenakshi is a Founder & Creative Director at Maestro Design India and also currently serving as Senior Specialist- Stadium and Overlay Design in Doha for FIFA World Cup 2022. She is an Urban Designer with a background in architecture and interior design and has 18 years of experience in residential, institutional and entertainment building designs in India and overseas. She has spent more than one and half decade in designing sport and entertainment infrastructure and master planning. Her works include world's biggest ever cricket stadium at Ahmedabad, India, Kai Tak sports park in Hongkong etc. with Populous Design. Her current role at FIFA World Cup 2022 as Senior Specialist- Stadium and Overlay Design is another milestone in her professional journey. She is leading the design and planning for more than 70 sites for the implementation of FIFA World Cup preparations. She has also worked as an independent lead design consultant to government organizations in India on numerous public realm and stadium design projects i.e. Commonwealth games 2010, Hockey World Cups and Lusophony games 2012 to name a few. Her work focuses on place making for large crowds with permanent or temporary facilities and is passionate about finding solutions to operational challenges through her design outcomes. She is also a co-opted member of Urban Design Group London.