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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

T. Suvarna Raju

Executive Chairman of the Board, Managing Director

C V Rao

Chief Financial Officer, Director (Finance), Executive Director

G V S Bhaskar

2017 Chief Executive Officer (Helicopter Complex)

Rajiv Kumar

Chief Executive Officer (Accessories Complex)

Shekhar Shrivastava

2017 Chief Executive Officer (Bangalore Complex)

Daljeet Singh

Chief Executive Officer (MiG Complex)

V. M. Chamola

59 2016 Director (Human Resources), Executive Director

Arup Chatterjee

Director (Engineering and R&D), Executive Director

M. Velpari

2019 Director (Operations), Director

Chandraker Bharti

2018 Joint Secretary (Aerospace), Government Nominee Part-time Official (Non - Executive) Director

G. V. Reddy

Company Secretary

Siddharth ..

2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

J. K. Bajaj

2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Neelakanta Iyer R.

2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Dipali Khanna

Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

T. Suvarna Raju

Shri. T. Suvarna Raju is Executive Chairman of the Board, Managing Director of the Company. He is an alumnus of India’s prestigious National Defence College with an M.Phil in Defence Strategic studies. A Mechanical Engineer by graduation and an MBA (Marketing), Shri Raju also holds a PG Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) from National Law School of India University. Shri Raju joined HAL as a Management Trainee in July, 1980 and grew up the ladder with varied experiences of manufacturing, overhaul and upgrade of several fleets including Jaguar and Mirage. He saw through the production of Hawk Mk-132 for the Indian Air Force and Indian Navy well ahead of schedule, right from establishing its manufacturing facilities. Having worked through Aircraft and Overhaul Divisions in various capacities, he rose on the portals of HAL as GM, Aircraft Division and then to the post of Director (Design & Development). Shri Raju was assigned the additional charge of Chairman w.e.f 1st February, 2015, and appointed as Chairman from 5th March, 2015. The post was re-designated as Chairman & Managing Director w.e.f. 1st April, 2015. Shri Raju is a firm believer that best of technology can never be bought, it can only be developed. To transform the Company into a technology power house, he has taken various path breaking measures to make R&D set up in the Company more competitive. He has put in an R&D Policy in place for the same and has brought in all R&D centres of HAL under a Committee of Institutional Network (COIN) to synergise learning across the organisation. In order to create an IPR wealth for the Company, he has been instrumental in registering more than one thousand patents. He has also provided impetus to programmes like LCA, LUH, LCH, IJT and HTT-40 apart from upgrades of Mirage and Jaguar DARIN-III. He is also keenly steering futuristic programmes such as UAVs, FGFA, MTA and Civil Aircraft Development.

C V Rao

Shri. C V Ramana Rao is Chief Financial Officer, Director (Finance), Executive Director of the Company. He is a Arts Graduate in History, Economic and Political Science. After Graduation he took up the course of Chartered Accountancy and passed in 1985. Subsequently he has also passed Group-I & II of Final Company Secretary Exam. Shri C V Ramana Rao has more than 37 years of experience in Financial Management, Accounting and Internal Control. He started his career in Foundry & Forge Division and moved to Corporate Office and thereafter reported to BAeHAL a Joint Venture Company of HAL as CFO. Subsequently on Promotion was assigned to Corporate Office In-charge of Finance and Accounts. He has specialization in Accounting and Audit and has been instrumental in update of Manuals of system Audit, Costing, Accounts, and Performance Budget etc. and developed a uniform master chart of Accounts. Before assuming charge as Director (Finance), he was General Manager (Finance)- Accounts & Audit.

G V S Bhaskar

Shri. G V S Bhaskar is Chief Executive Officer (Helicopter Complex) of the Company. He has done B. Tech from Regional Engg College, Warangal and Master of Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He had joined HAL in August 1984 and started his career in Rotary Wing Research & Design Centre (RWRDC) as Aeronautical Engineer. He was appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Helicopter Complex, w.e.f 1st October, 2017. As a technical & management executive, he has 33 years of experience in various spectrum of Aeronautical Field.

Rajiv Kumar

Shri. Rajiv Kumar is Chief Executive Officer (Accessories Complex) of the Company. He is a Mechanical Engineer from Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur and Masters of Business Administration from Lucknow University, Uttar Pradesh. He had joined HAL as a Management Trainee on 28th July, 1980. He was appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Accessories Complex, w.e.f 1st April, 2015. During his service period of over 38 years, he has held various positions in the Company.

Shekhar Shrivastava

Shri. Shekhar Shrivastava is Chief Executive Officer (Bangalore Complex) of the Company. He is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering and holds Master’s degree from llT Chennai in Aircraft Production Engineering. He joined HAL as Management Trainee (Technical) in 1983. He was appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Bangalore Complex, w.e.f 1st October, 2017. During his career spanning 34 years in HAL, he held various positions in the Company. He has vast experience of handling very complex projects involving various stake holders and interactions with customers like Indian Air Force, Indian Navy, Ministry of Defence and many overseas customers.

Daljeet Singh

Shri. Daljeet Singh is Chief Executive Officer (MiG Complex) of the Company. He is a Mechanical Engineer from Ravishankar University, Raipur. He had joined HAL as a Management Trainee on 6th August, 1979. He was appointed as Chief Executive Officer, MiG Complex, w.e.f 1st April, 2015. During his service period of over 39 years, he has held various positions in the Company.

V. M. Chamola

Shri. V. M. Chamola is Director (Human Resources), Executive Director of the Company. He holds a Masters Degree in Economics from Garhwal University, LLB from APS University & MBA(HRM) from IGNOU. Shri Chamola served NTPC and NJPC in various capacities before joining HAL in 1996 as Deputy General Manager (Personnel & Administration) at Engine Division, Bangalore Complex. He was promoted as Additional General Manger (Personnel & Administration) and later joined Corporate Office. He has also served as Chief General Manager, BEML. He possesses rich experience in HRD and has contributed towards streamlining the HR systems with a view to provide a healthy environment. He took over as Director (Human Resources) of the Company on 27th July, 2011 and further extended upto 31st December, 2019. He was conferred the “Chanakya Award” for Business Excellence in HR on 12th February, 2012 by the Public Relations Council of India (PRCI) during its Annual Conclave at Mumbai in February 2012. He also held the additional charge of the post of Managing Director (Accessories Complex), HAL in respect of Hyderabad and Korwa Divisions, from 1st August, 2013 to 31st March, 2015.

Arup Chatterjee

Shri. Arup Chatterjee is Director (Engineering and R&D), Executive Director of the Company. He hold a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from Jadavpur University, and has done M. Tech in Aircraft Production Engineering from IIT, Chennai. He has also done MBA from IGNOU. Shri Chatterjee joined HAL as 17th Batch Management Trainee in the year 1982. He had held several key positions in the Company prior to his elevation as Director (Engg. and R&D) w.e.f 1st June, 2018 Shri Arup Chatterjee has over 35 years of wide experience in Aerospace Industry. During his career spanning 35 years, Shri Chatterjee has served in various Divisions of HAL. He was the head of Machine Shop, Methods Deptt., IMM Department, Projects, Planning of Avionics Equipment required for Russian & Western origin Aircraft platform, in Korwa Division, where he has served for 28 years. He has also served in Kanpur Division for 4 years in the field of Air Frame Manufacturing and had served in the capacity of head of IJT project, Planning and IMM for Dornier, Avro & UAV Projects. Further, he had served in Koraput Division of HAL, where he had immensely contributed in various programmes / projects viz., Repair & Overhaul of R25, R29B & R33 engines for MiG series fighter aircraft as well as Manufacture & repair/ overhaul of AL31FP engines for Su-30 aircraft. Prior to his elevation to the post of Director (Engg. and R&D), he was the General Manager of Aircraft Research & Design Centre.

M. Velpari

Shri. M.S. Velpari is Director (Operations), Director of the Company. He joined HAL in 1984 and belongs to 20th batch Management Trainee, and has about 35 years of experience in the areas of Manufacturing, Assembly, Design, Product support, customer support, Indigenisation and other Management functions, in various types of fixed wing and rotary wing platforms. He worked in various divisions like Aircraft Division of Bangalore & Nashik, Foundry & Forge (F&F) Division in Bangalore. His latest assignment was as Chief of Project, LCA-Tejas Programme at Bangalore, before assuming charge as Director (Operations) of HAL. During his tenure at LCA Tejas division, the division saw a sustained growth in production from initial 2 Aircraft per annum in 2015-16 to 8 Aircraft per annum in 2018-19. He had taken path breaking steps with the strategic outsourcing of structural assemblies of Tejas, which is poised to grow further. In his earlier stint at F&F Division, he has championed the task of Indigenisation which is todays "Make in India". A phenomenal number of 1850 types of Castings, Forgings Rolled Rings and Rubber Products were indigenised under his meticulous leadership. He had bagged the prestigious National Award "Indigenisation of the year award" for his work in productionising of Shape memory Ferrules for use in LCA.

Chandraker Bharti

Shri. Chandraker Bharti is Joint Secretary (Aerospace), Government Nominee Part-time Official (Non - Executive) Director of the Company. He is an engineering graduate from Delhi College of Engineering, joined the Indian Administrative Services in September 1996. He has also acquired M.Sc degree in Public Management & Policy from London School of Economics & Political Science, UK. He has more than 21 years of experience in Civil Services and held various important assignments, which include Additional Commissioner, Department of Sales Tax, Govt. of NCT of Delhi; Director, Ministry of Commerce & Industry; Development Commissioner in various Government Departments such as Agriculture, Finance & Planning, Industries & Commerce, Information Technology, etc. in the Union Territory of Pondicherry. He had also served for a short period at Health & Family Welfare and Environment & Forest Departments of Govt. of NCT of Delhi.

G. V. Reddy

Siddharth ..

Shri. Siddharth is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He is graduate from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi also holds Post-Graduation with specialization in History from the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. Shri Siddharth, a 1983 batch IAS officer of West Bengal cadre has more than 32 years of experience and retired as Additional Chief Secretary to Government of West Bengal in November, 2015. During his illustrious career, Shri Siddharth has served with distinction over Three decades and had held key positions in the Government of India and the State Government. He has rich experience in the field of Commerce & Industry with valuable global exposure. Shri Siddharth has also served in International Organizations, where he was the Chairman of the Board of Governors of Common Fund for Commodities, Amsterdam – An International Organization with 106 member countries under the aegis of United Nations, during 2010-11. Driven by the impeccable service record coupled with domain expertise, the West Bengal Government appointed him as the Principal Advisor Industry on the day of his retirement in November 2015 and later he was also appointed as Chairman of the Bengal Industrial Development and Promotion Board, where he served from 2016 to 2017.

J. K. Bajaj

Dr. J. K. Bajaj is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He is the founder Director of the Centre for Policy Studies has done M.Sc (Honours) in Physics and also holds Ph.D in Theoretical Physics from the Punjab University, Chandigarh. His areas of specialization include Scientific & Technological tradition of India; Indian Society, Economy and Polity; Indian ideas and institutions; Religious Demography, Natural Resources and Geography. Dr. Bajaj, during his career had held several important positions, and has been a member of the apex governing and advisory bodies of several national institutions, including, the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR). Currently he is serving as a member of the Governing Body of the National Council of Rural Institutes and as a member of the Expert Group on Environmental Standards of the Ministry of Environment and Forests. Dr. Bajaj has done extensive research work on science & technology policy, on the interface between science & society and on the Indian traditions of Science & Technology. He has also been interested in studying the geography, culture, history and economy of different parts of India at the micro level and has published detailed and highly illustrated Atlases for several districts of Madhya Pradesh.

Neelakanta Iyer R.

Shri. Neelakanta Iyer R. is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He is a Chartered Accountant by profession and has more than 36 years of experience. He holds Bachelor Degree of Science in Zoology from University College of Trivandrum and also has done Chartered Accountancy in Finance from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Delhi. His areas of specialization include Funds Management, Budgeting, Cost controls & reduction, Funds raising, Cash flow management and ERP implementation. Shri Neelakanta Iyer, during his career spanning over 36 years had held several important positions, including Chief Executive Officer, wherein he was instrumental in setting up a greenfield BPO Company for handling accounting and book keeping jobs from across the globe. He had also served as Financial Controller, Revenue Controller, Financial Advisor and Consultant Chartered Accountant with key focus on streamlining the financial operations, preparation of Corporate Plans for restructuring & diversification, Financial Management, Taxation etc. Shri Neelakanta Iyer is presently serving as a Consultant, providing consultancy for Small, Medium & Large Business and also to Government of India. His notable assignments with Government of India are Project for Commercial Accounting in the Postal Department, Financial Management of Brihat Mumbai Municipal Corporation and Registration & Management of Non- Government Organizations.

Dipali Khanna

Ms. Dipali Khanna is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. She has done Master’s Degree in Arts with specialization in History from Delhi University. She holds Master’s Degree in Science (specialization in National Security) from National Defence College and has also done Certificate Course in Cost & Management Accountancy from the Institute of Cost & Works Accountants, New Delhi. She was appointed as Part-Time Non-official Director on the Board of the Company with effect from 8th January, 2016. Ms. Dipali Khanna started her career with the Indian Railway Accounts Service in the year 1976 and has contributed substantially during her career spanning over 39 years with various Government Departments. Formulation of long-term plans that addressed key development goals and objectives of various Ministries of the Government of India was a critical component of her responsibilities Ms. Khanna has played a key role in establishment of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and was also responsible for overseeing the restructuring of the then defunct National Film Development Corporation Ltd. (NFDC) by the Government of India, resulting in the Company achieving profitability within one year of restructuring after more than a decade of recurring losses. Ms. Khanna has also served actively on the Boards of other Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) under Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Power and Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. She is presently an Independent Director on the Boards of India Power Corporation Ltd. and Nitesh Estates Ltd. Ms. Khanna is the Member of Kelkar Committee, Ministry of Defence for Public- Private Partnership in Defence.