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Dr. V.M. Ghatge, Chief Designer, with the Mockup of the first indigenously designed Aircraft, the HT - 2 Trainer. 1948
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Today, HAL has 20 Production Units and 11 Research & Design Centres in 8 locations in India.
Vigilance Department in HAL was set up in 1969 pursuant of formation of Central Vigilance Commission (CVC)based on the model recommended by CBI.
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Shri Alok Verma has taken over as Director (Human Resources) of the Company with effect from January 1, 2020. Prior to taking over as Director, Shri Alok Verma was holding the post of General Manager (Human Resources- Employee Relations) at HAL Corporate Office.
Pursuant to completing his Bachelors Degree in Science from Patna University, Shri Alok Verma acquired a Post Graduate Degree in Social Work. He also holds an LLB from Jiwaji University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications from Punjab Technical University. He joined Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. as Chief Manager (Human Resources) at the Nasik Facility, one of the biggest manufacturing Divisions of HAL, in 2006. Pursuant to his stint at Nasik, he took over the reins of the HR Function at HAL Hyderabad wherein he was instrumental in transforming the face of Employee Management Relations. His endeavor has been to develop systems that seek to create a Learning Organization and a Performance driven Culture.
Most recently, Shri Alok Verma played a key role in settlement of the Wage Negotiations between the HAL Management and the recognized Unions culminating in signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Union in December 2019. Having started his career with National Fertilizers Ltd. in November 1987, Shri Verma brings to the table, a rich and a diverse experience of over three decades in the Human resources Function.
Shri Arup Chatterjee was appointed as Director (Engeering and R&D) of the Company with effect from June 1, 2018. He is 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).
Shri Arup Chatterjee has over 36 years of wide experience in Aerospace Industry. During his career spanning 36 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.
Shri C B Ananthakrishnan was appointed as Director (Finance) of our Company with effect from August 1, 2018. Prior to his appointment as Director (Finance), he was holding the post of Executive Director (Finance) of our Company. He joined our company as Chief Manager (Finance) on 31st March 2004 and thereafter worked in various capacities. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Loyola College, Chennai, MBA in Finance from Madras University and is a Cost & Management Accountant. He has over 30 years of work experience in Public & Private sectors with stints in merchant banking, pharmaceuticals, fertilizers, aerospace industry and has held various positions in our Company. He is also nominee Director of HAL in the Board of three joint ventures of HAL.
He played an active role in HAL’s Initial Public Offer (IPO) during March 2018. Having rich experience in pricing, he was instrumental in signing of major helicopter contracts of HAL including supply of 159 helicopters to the Armed Forces.
Shri M. S. Velpari was appointed as Director (Operations) of the Company with effect from August 1, 2019. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai and did Masters from IIT Madras in Aircraft Production Engineering.
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 division in Bangalore. His latest assignmentwas 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 Aircraftper annum in 2015-16 to 8 Aircraft per annum in 2018-19. He had taken path breaking steps withthe strategic outsourcing ofstructural 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 numberof 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 productionisingof Shape memory Ferrules for use in LCA.
Mr. G.V. Sesha Reddy is the Company Secretary and Compliance Officer of our Company. He is a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). He also holds bachelor of commerce degree from Venkateshwara University and master’s degree in business administration and bachelor of laws from Osmania University. He had joined our Company on June 18, 2015. Prior to joining HAL, Reddy had an experience of about 25 years in other organisations.
Shri Amitabh Bhatt, Executive Director of LUH Project, has taken over as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bangalore Complex with effect from 01 February 2020, succeeding Shri Shekhar Shrivastava who superannuated from the services on 31 January 2020.
With Two decades of experience in Private sector, he joined HAL in January 2006 as Deputy General Manager at Helicopter Division, holding roles of marketing leadership responsibilities in Helicopter Sales, Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Services to Indian as well as foreign Customers, before moving to Planning & Projects at HAL Corporate Office. In July 2016, he was appointed as Chief of Projects (LUH), Helicopter Division.
As the CoP (LUH), he was instrumental in formulation and setting up of Greenfield manufacturing project, an integrated New Helicopter Factory, near Tumakuru. In July 2019, he was elevated as Executive Director (LUH).
Shri Amitabh Bhatt holds a B.Sc.(Engineering) degree in Mechanical Engineering from Regional Engineering College (REC), Rourkela and a Post Graduate Degree in Management.
His leadership experience with business acumen covers Marketing, Planning & Projects, Program execution, Operational skills, Technology vision, After Sales Support, Customer value creation, as well as insights of Aerospace & Defense business core strengths.
Presently, he is a nominee Director on Board of AASSC (Aerospace & Aviation Sector Skill Council).
As a CEO (BC), his focus will now be on ensuring that Bangalore Complex continues to deliver Manufacturing excellence, effective After Sales Support and demonstrate its firm presence in the service of Indian Armed Forces and Other Customers.
Shri Garimella Venkata Sathya Bhaskar ( G V S Bhaskar) was born on 18th September, 1960 at VIZIANAGARAM in the state of ANDHRA PRADESH. He holds Master of Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and B. Tech from Regional Engg College, Warangal. He joined HAL in August 1984 and started his career in the erstwhile Helicopter Design Bureau (HDB) now known as Rotary Wing Research & Design Centre (RWRDC) as Aeronautical Engineer.
As a technical & management executive, he has 33 years of experience in various spectrum of Aeronautical Field. He possesses functional & technical leadership apart from management skills. Up till the position of Addl. General Manager, he worked in the areas of design, development and prototype manufacturing at RWRDC, before moving to Helicopter Division as AGM ALH Flight Hangar in 2011. Subsequently , he was then given the task of heading the manufacture and Customer Services Departments of ALH. From the Helicopter Manufacturing Division, he moved to Helicopter MRO Division in 2015 as General Manager in Sept. 2015 to head the Division. He took over the leadership of Helicopter Complex from 01 October, 2017 as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Shri Bhaskar’s experience covers the entire gamut of rotary wing aircraft viz. design & development, prototype manufacture, Shop Floor management, Project management, manufacturing engineering, production planning & control, facility management and maintenance repair & overhaul.
During his term in Rotary Wing Research and Design Centre of Bangalore, he was involved/ responsible for Prototype development / manufacture assembly and testing of mechanical systems.
As General Manager of Helicopter MRO Division, he was responsible for Maintenance Repair & Overhaul of ALH fleet in India & abroad. During his tenure, he ensured sustained increase in the serviceability of ALH fleet operated by Indian Armed Forces. His in depth knowledge in the design, development, manufacture & production of Helicopters has helped in better understanding of Customer concerns and quick resolution to the satisfaction of Customers.
Shri Bh. V. Seshagiri Rao is currently holding the position of Chief Executive Officer, MiG Complex. Born in 1961, he is a graduate in Electronics & Communications Engineering from Andhra University and holds Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Marketing) from Osmania University, Telangana. He joined on 01.06.1983 in Avionics Division, Hyderabad.
During his career spanning 35 years in HAL, he has experience of working in various departments like Quality Control, Assembly & Testing and Program Management of Aircraft and its accessories. His areas of focus have been Indigenization of spare parts of Aircraft and engines for self-reliance. He is intensely associated to enhance the capacity of repair and overhaul of Su-30 MKI Aircraft and its Rotables. He is expert of handling Russian origin projects involved in Manufacture and Overhaul of Su-30 MKI Aircraft having worked in the project from inception to establishment of Raw material Manufacturing Phase (Ph IV).
He has co-ordinated various major projects viz. Su-30 MKI, FGFA, MTA and AL-55 I during their active phase as Resident Manager, Liaison Office, HAL (Moscow), Russian Federation. He has formulated the contract for Price Catalogue to drastically cut down the time frames involved in spares procurement for Russian origin Aircraft, Engines & Systems.
He has worked as General Manager, AOD and handled Overhaul of Su-30MKI and MiG-21 variants. He encouraged public private partnership through enhanced outsourcing related to aircraft overhaul and services. Under his dynamic leadership, AOD Division bagged “Customer Services Performance Award” at Inter Division Awards 2016-17. He has been known for its proactive approach in customer support. In addition, he was guiding HALCON a partnership company with CONCOR that has emerged as a major Cargo Hub in the region.
He was also responsible for operationalization of Ozar Airport that is growing at a rapid pace and is attracting Cargo load for exports and serving the Nation as Airport identified under RCS-UDAN scheme.
Shri Sajal Prakash has taken charge as Chief Executive Officer, Accessories Complex (CEO-AC) of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) at Lucknow on 01st September, 2019. Shri Sajal Prakash holds a degree of B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from HBTI, Kanpur, a PG degree of M. Tech in Aircraft Production Engineering from IIT, Chennai and has completed Leadership Development Program at IIM, Ahmedabad.
As CEO of Accessories Complex of HAL, Shri Sajal Prakash has administrative control and overall responsibility of Accessories Division –Lucknow, Avionics Division – Korwa(UP), Avionics Division – Hyderabad, Strategic Electronics Factory – Kasargod (Kerala), Transport Aircraft Division – Kanpur and HAL Detachment at Agra. While the establishments at Lucknow, Korwa, Hyderabad & Kasargod are currently engaged in manufacturing and repair/overhaul of accessories for both Fixed wing & Rotary wing aircraft & also of Aero-engines, TAD Kanpur Division & HAL detachment at Agra are engaged in manufacturing & Overhaul of Transport Aircraft.
Shri Sajal Prakash started his career in Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. as a Management Trainee (Tech.) (XXI Batch) in the year 1986. During his career spanning over 33 years in HAL he has worked in various Divisions and Offices of HAL including TAD – Kanpur, HAL Corporate Office and Helicopter Division, Bangalore before taking over the Accessories Complex as CEO.
Prior to this position, he was posted as General Manager at HAL – Transport Aircraft Division, Kanpur. He has rich experience in diverse fields like Project Management, Marketing, Business Development, Civil Aircraft & Helicopters. Shri Prakash with his rich and varied experience has been instrumental in identifying solutions related to intricate technical problems and strategic issues. He has provided valuable inputs and also extensively contributed to GOI's "Make in India" strategy, by manufacturing Civil Do-228 Aircraft and has set the roadmap for enhancing self-reliance & self-sufficiency through indigenisation efforts for obsolescence management and for developing alternate technology leading to product improvement & reduction in cost.
Under his leadership, Transport Aircraft Division, Kanpur has overcome multiple challenges and emerged much stronger besides consistently meeting annual targets of all financial & physical parameters. Shri Prakash has taken several e-initiatives, implementation of which have brought in systemic changes, transparency & process improvement.
He has extensively travelled within India and abroad. He has very good understanding of International Aviation Industry across the globe. He is a team player to the core who leads his team by example and a passionate reader with excellent communication skill.
Shri Prakash is an active member of professional bodies like Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI) and also has been the Chairman of Kanpur Branch (UP & Bihar Chapter) (AeSI) from July 2017 to August 2019.