Leadership
Dr. Tessy Thomas
FNAE , Distinguished Scientist & Director General, Aeronautical Systems
Dr. Tessy Thomas
Dr. Tessy Thomas is a post-graduate in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Guided Missiles from Institute of Armament and has also done MBA in Operations Management from Indira Gandhi National Open University. She has been awarded Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Missile Guidance by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad.

Dr. Tessy Thomas, who is currently serving as Director General, Aeronautical Systems in Aeronautical Development Establishment, Bangalore, has served more than 30 years in DRDO. She had held multi-dimensional roles & responsibilities and had contributed in various fields such as Guidance, Control, Inertial Navigation, Trajectory Simulation and Mission Design. Dr. Tessy Thomas had held various key assignments in DRDO, which include Project Director for AGNI-4 project, Project Director (Mission) for the long range AGNI-5 system, Director, Advanced Systems Laboratory, DRDO.

Dr. Tessy Thomas is the Chairperson of Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Science Education & Research, Thiruvananthapuram and Indian Society for Advancement of Materials & Process Engineering, Hyderabad Chapter. Dr. Tessy Thomas is also a member in various other Professional Institutions and Societies related to Science, Technology and Engineering. 

Dr. Tessy Thomas has been conferred with various prestigious Awards / Honours, the latest being the “First Ladies” Award for First Missile Woman of India from the Hon’ble President of India as Exceptional Woman who transcended barriers to be the First in their Fields on 21/01/2018.