INGENIOUS is a professional construction consultant rendering project management and consultancy services to Investors and Developers throughout the entire lifecycle of a construction project in Russia.
The company is founded by Miguel De La Torre and Alexander Kirsanov, both having more than 25 years professional experience in the construction industry – in Project Management and Design.
The aim of creating INGENIOUS is to provide a professional Construction Services shaping the needs of our Clients.
Since the beginning, INGENIOUS has been governed by its core values instilled through its culture and character of the company. At the heart of INGENIOUS’s culture is our focus on improving our client’s results. Continual improvement is not only something we instill with our clients but is embodied within our employee’s careers and company goals.
Miguel De La Torre is a General Director and co-founder of INGENIOUS. He is a leading expert in construction project management across Russia and CIS (Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belorussia). More than 25 years of experience in the CIS has resulted in an in-depth understanding of the Pre-construction Stage and Construction Stage process in these countries and a proven ability to manage and lead both the design team and also the developer and contractor during the construction process in a broad spectrum of projects of different market sectors. His technical background and extensive experience has assisted in the succesul management an competition of many high-profile projects.
Miguel graduated from the Moscow State Construction University (MGSU) in 1990.
His last 15th year work experience was in Hascomb, Savant and AECOM where as strong Top Manager have got key positions across Russia and CIS, his last commitment was AECOM Operations Director of Russia before setting up INGENIOUS with Alexander at the end of 2018.
As he is fluent in Spanish, Russian and English, he works with both international and local investors, Contractors and local authorities, bringing both a cultural management and technical understanding to the project management process. His innovation in the project management process has resulted in clients cutting their investment costs and conclude the projects on time.
Alexander Kirsanov is a Director and co-founder of INGENIOUS. He has 26 years of experience in the field of civil engineering. Professional experience includes practice in various fields of construction (residential estates, social and business as well as retail centers, production facilities and engineering infrastructure). Organizational and managerial skills of Alexander allow him to manage several construction projects simultaneously as well as to select and manage up to 70 development engineers.
Alexander has a wide experience working with foreign companies, with EPC contracts and FTP facilities. He also has skills to work with projects of cultural and historical heritage
After graduating in 1986 from the Construction Faculty of Kostroma Agricultural Academy, he continued then in 1988 his postgraduate studies at TsNIIEPSelstroy.
In 2005 he received a qualification of Restorer graduating from Moscow Academy of Arts. Before founding INGENIOUS, he worked at AECOM, ROSATOM and MAC as project director, successfully completing major projects.
Alexander has a wide experience of managing Design and coordination of Construction projects (residential complexes, public business and shopping centers, manufacturing enterprises, as well as engineering infrastructure) including: pre-design studies, investment justification, author and technical supervision, interaction with contractors, technical support and organizational and financial support, control and participation in the commissioning of objects.
He has 30 years of experience in the field of civil engineering.
Valery graduated from the Gorky Institution of Civil Engineering with honors in 1988 with a degree in Industrial and Civil construction.
In 1988 he embarked upon his career as civil works foreman, in 1995 Valery was the Director of Estimate and Contract Department for the major general contractor company that performed building and installation works on sites of Russian Federal Nuclear Centre (All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Experimental Physics).
Constantly improving his skills in estimates pricing in construction, Valery, in cooperation with the Sarov branch of the SI of the Moscow Center of Pricing in Construction of the Russian Federation State Committee for Construction, took part in the creation of the state costing standards in 2001.
Working with design organizations, he has gained experience in creating estimates for objects of different levels – from the preparation of estimates for individual objects (residential buildings, shopping centers) to the preparation of estimates for the development of urban neighborhoods.
His last 15th year work experience was in Savant and AECOM (successor Savant company), as Cost and Commercial manager he developed and implemented procedures that allowed for selection of contractors and cost control management with high efficiency.
His in-depth understanding of the construction process, knowledge of standards, regulations and specifications, state costing standards and sequence of commercial rates creation assist in design and construction cost management with a guarantee of a high degree of accuracy.
Valery has a major experience in cost control management of different project construction, including construction of airport terminals, business and shopping centers, production facilities.
His comprehensive approach to the management of contractor selection and constant cost control at all stages of design and construction has resulted in clients cutting their investment costs.
Mark brings over 20 years of construction experience ranging across many sectors, including sports, retail, residential, education, civil engineering, road, rail, hospitals and other buildings. Mark has extensive knowledge and experience of integrating H&S into the design, construction and end use/maintenance of a wide range of building and infrastructure projects. Furthermore, he has a track record of providing professional and proactive services to Clients in all matters relating to H&S, Quality, Integrated Management Systems and Training/Audit of these areas.
Mark graduated from the UK Cardiff School of Engineering in 1998 with a MEng Civil Engineering.
From late 2009 to mid-2017, Mark worked in Qatar using his knowledge and experience to manage H&S for a range of mega projects including the New Doha Port Project, Local Roads & Drainage Programme and most recently working in the H&S Assurance Team for the Qatar 2022 World Cup programme. Experience gained in Qatar involved working in a demanding and high expectation environment to help ensure that the highest H&S standards were achieved across all aspects of project delivery. This included the review of Safety in Design and the application of H&S measures during procurement, enabling works, project village construction, roads, training sites and major stadium construction.
During Mark’s time overseas, he also spent 9 months in Russia and CIS region to undertake a lead role in the development of AECOM’s Integrated Management Systems throughout Russia and the CIS region.
Our people – our main asset.
INGENIOUS is a highly qualified team, knowledgeable and experienced consultants who have a significant international track record