Leadership
Rear Admiral K C Sekhar AVSM ,VSM (Retd.)
Independent Director
K C Sekhar

Rear Admiral K.C. Sekhar was appointed as Independent Director on the Board of the Company with effect from July 24, 2018. He is an alumni of National Defence Academy was commissioned in the Indian Navy in July 1972. He has served in Indian Navy for 36 years.
 
During his long career in the Indian Navy spanning over 36 years, Rear Admiral K.C. Sekhar had held various key positions, such as, Director, DMDE, Hyderabad; Diplomatic Assignment at Asmara, Ethiopia; Deputy Director General of Naval Projects; Admiral Superintendent, Naval Dockyard, Mumbai; and Assistant Chief of Material at Naval Headquarters. He had the rare distinction of commanding the establishment of INS Eksila at Visakhapatnam, the premier Gas Turbine Overhauling Establishment of the Indian Navy.
 
Rear Admiral Sekhar took premature retirement from the Indian Navy and took over the reins of Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE), as Chairman & Managing Director from 2nd July 2008 to 31st October 2011. He was also holding the additional charge of C&MD of Hindustan Shipyard Ltd, Visakhapatnam from January 2011 to August 2011. After superannuation from GRSE, Rear Admiral Sekhar served as Chief Operating Officer of erstwhile Pipavav Defence and Off Shore Engg. Company Ltd, Rajoula, Gujarat till 2015. He had also served as Independent Director of Bharat Electronics Ltd during 2013 for a period of one year. Currently, Rear Admiral Sekhar is serving as Independent Director for MV Hospital for Diabetes, Royapuram, Chennai.
 
Rear Admiral K.C. Sekhar has been awarded two meritorious awards i.e. Ati Vishisht Seval Medal (AVSM) and Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) for his outstanding contribution to the Indian Navy.