Leadership
Leadership
  • Whole Time Directors
  • Company Secretary
  • Part Time Official Directors
  • Part Time Non-Official Directors
  • CEOs
Shri T. Suvarna Raju
Chairman and Managing Director (CMD)

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
15/1,Cubbon Road, P.B.No.5150
Bangalore – 560 001.

 

Shri T. Suvarna Raju, was appointed as Chairman of our Company with effect from March 5, 2015. Subsequently, he was re-designated as Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of our Company with effect from April 1, 2015. Prior to his appointment as Chairman, he was holding the post of Director (Design & Development) of our Company for the period commencing February 1, 2012 to March 4, 2015 with the additional charge of Managing Director (Helicopter Complex) for the period commencing from June 1, 2013 to December 5, 2014. He was also entrusted with additional Charge of the post of Chairman of our Company for the period commencing from February 1, 2015 to March 4, 2015. He is also holding additional charge of post of Director (Operations) for period of three months from August 1, 2017 or till appointment of a regular incumbent to the post or until further orders, whichever is earliest. He joined our Company as a management trainee on July 28, 1980 and thereafter worked in various capacities. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Andhra University, master’s degree in business administration from Bangalore University and masters’ of philosophy in defence and strategic studies from the University of Madras. He has over 37 years of work experience in the aerospace industry and has held various positions in our Company.

Shri V. M. Chamola
Director (HR)

HAL Corporate Office
15/1, Cubbon Road, P.B.No.5150
Bangalore - 560 001.

 

Shri V. M. Chamola is Director (Human Resources) of our Company with effect from July 27, 2011. He holds a bachelor of science degree and a master’s degree in economics from Garhwal University, Bachelor of Laws from Avadhesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa, and a master’s degree in business administration from the Indira Gandhi National Open University. He has approximately 34 years of work experience in the field of personnel management and human resources. Earlier, he had worked in our Company during the period commencing from June 29, 1996 to November 7, 2005. Besides our Company, he has worked with National Thermal Power Corporation Limited, Nathpa Jhakri Power Corporation Limited and Bharat Earth Movers Limited in various capacities.

Shri C V Ramana Rao
Director (Finance)

 HAL Corporate Office
15/1, Cubbon Road, P.B.No.5150
Bangalore - 560 001.  


Shri C.V. Ramana Rao is the Director (Finance) with effect from February 1, 2016 and also the Chief Financial Officer of our Company with effect from February 26, 2016. He joined our Company as Assistant Systems Audit Officer on March 1, 1985. He holds bachelor of arts degree from Bangalore University. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Prior to joining our Company, he was associated with M/s K.P. Rao & Co., Bangalore. He has more than 35 years of work experience in the field of financing.

Director (Operations)

HAL Corporate Office
15/1, Cubbon Road, P.B.No.5150
Bangalore - 560 001.
          

 

Shri Damal Kannan Venkatesh
Director (Engineering and R&D)

HAL Corporate Office 15/1,
Cubbon Road, P.B.No.5150
Bangalore - 560 001.


Shri Damal Kannan Venkatesh is the Director (Engineering and Research and Development) of our Company with effect from November 27, 2015. He joined our Company as a Management Trainee on August 11, 1980. Besides holding a bachelor of engineering degree in mechanical engineering from the South Gujarat University, he also holds a post-graduate diploma in management from the Indira Gandhi National Open University. He has over 37 years of work experience in the aerospace industry and has held various positions in our Company

Mr. G.V. Sesha Reddy
Company Secretary

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
15/1,Cubbon Road, P.B.No.5150
Bangalore – 560 001.


 

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 Chandraker Bharti
Joint Secretary(Aerospace)
Ministry of Defence




Shri Chandraker Bharti is a Part Time Official Director (Government Nominee Director) of our Company with effect from April 27, 2017. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering. He also holds master’s degree in public management and policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has more than 20 years of work experience. He is an Indian Administrative Services officer of 1996 batch and is currently the Joint Secretary (Aerospace) at Department of Defence Production. He has been on our Board since April 2017.
 
Shri Dipali Khanna
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B-2/2079
Vasant Kunj
New Delhi - 110 070


Shri Dipali Khanna is the Non-Official (Independent) Director of our Company. She holds a master’s degree in arts with specialisation in history from the Delhi University and a master’s degree in science with specialisation in national security from the national Defence College. She has also completed a certificate course in cost and management accountancy from the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants, New Delhi. She has over 39 years of work experience with various government departments. She is also a former Indian Railway Accounts Service officer. She has been on our Board since January 8, 2016                                                   

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Shri Vallath Somasundaran is a Part Time Non-Official Independent Director of our Company. He is a graduate and post graduate in the field of English Literature. He is an Indian Administrative Services officer of 1979 batch and is currently superannuated. He has around 35 years of work experience. He has been on our Board since September 11, 2017. Prior to joining our Company, he has worked with various ministries of the Government of India.
Shri Arun Kumar Sinha
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Shri Arun Kumar Sinha  is a Part Time Non-Official Independent Director of our Company. He holds a master’s degree in Technology and business administration. He also holds a degree in law. He is an Indian Administrative Services officer of 1983 batch and is currently superannuated. He has around 30 years of work experience. He has been on our Board since September 11, 2017.  Prior to joining our Company, he has worked with various ministries of the Government of India.
Dr. Jatinder Kumar Bajaj
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Dr. Jatinder Kumar Bajaj is a Part Time Non-Official Independent Director of our Company. He holds a doctorate degree in the field of philosophy from Punjab University. He also holds a master’s degree in Physics from Punjab University. He has around 34 years of work experience. He has been on our Board since September 11, 2017. Prior to joining our Company, he has worked with various research centres and in the field of scientific research and policy making. He is the founding trustee of Centre for Policy Studies and is currently serving as its Director. 
Shri V.Sadagopan
CEO, HC




Shri VAITHAMANITY SADAGOPAN was born on 30th September, 1957  at ALWARATHIRUNAGIRI in the state of TAMILNADU. He is  a graduate in  MECHANICAL  ENGINEERING from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore. He joined HAL as a Management trainee in 1979. Over the last 33 years, he has mostly worked in the areas of  manufacture, repair & overhaul of  Aero engines and Helicopters. He also headed  HAL’s  the state of the art Composite Manufacturing Division as its General Manager, followed by Helicopter MRO Division and then Helicopter Manufacturing Division. His experience covers Shop Floor management, Project management, manufacturing engineering, production planning & control, facility management and Integrated material management.

During his tenure in Aero Engine Division of Bangalore, he was involved/ responsible for establishment & productionisation of several Aero Engines manufacturing programmes. As Planning Head he was involved in all the technical discussions, negotiations and finalization of Contracts.      

As the head of the world-class Composite manufacturing facility of HAL, he was responsible for establishing the process of around 500 interchangeable composite parts (around 500) for Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) and Light Compact Helicopter (LCH) of HAL Design.    

As General Manager of Helicopter MRO Division, he was responsible for serviceability of ALH fleet in India and abroad and enhancement of Time Between Overhaul (TBO). Afterwards, he was heading the prestigious Helicopter Division for one year.

He took over the leadership of Helicopter Complex from 01 June, 2013 initially as Executive Director and then as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) w.e.f. 01st of April, 2015  and is responsible for all activities from design, development, production and support of Helicopters.
                   

Shri Kaveri Renganathan
CEO, BC




Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
Bangalore - 560 017


Shri R. Kaveri Renganathan is currently holding the position of Chief Executive Officer. After reconstitution of the Board of HAL from 1st April 2015, the position of Managing Director, Bangalore Complex has been re-designed as Chief Executive Officer.

Bangalore Complex comprises of 10 Divisions comprising of Aircraft, Engines manufacturing and Repair & Overhaul facility, Aerospace Structures manufacture, Castings and Forgings manufacture to meet the requirement of Indian Defence Forces, Space Programmes and Export Customers.

The important programmes currently under progress in Bangalore Complex are Hawk Mk 132, LCA Tejas Production, Mirage and Jaguar Drain-III upgrade Programme.

In his career of 37 years, Shri R. Kaveri Renganathan served HAL in various positions in Aircraft Assembly, Customer Services, Production Engineering, Integrated Material Management, Outsourcing and Project Management functions. He has served in Aircraft Division, Engine Division Bangalore and Corporate Office. He was holding the position of Executive Director in Corporate Office responsible for all activities related to Corporate Planning, Projects, Jont Ventures, Indigenisation, IT and MSD functions.

He has been associated with two Aircraft and Engine Manufacturing program through their various production phases of Manufacturing and Assembly. He joined HAL in 1979 as a Management Trainee (Technical).

Shri R. Kaveri Renganathan holds a degree in BE (Hons) Mechanical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani.

He is a Council Member of Society of Indian Aerospace Technologies and Industries (SIATI) and Member of Board of Directors of Aerospace and Aviation Sector Skill Council (AASSC).
  

Shri Daljeet Singh
CEO, MC

   


Shri Daljeet Singh is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering and joined HAL as Management Trainee in August 1979. He has got 35 years of experience in Manufacture, Assembly, Testing and ROH of various variants of MiG series & Su-30MKI fighter aircraft. He has worked in different capacities at Nasik Division from Management Trainee to Chief of production to General Manager in both Aircraft Manufacturing & Overhaul Division, Nasik. In view of his technical knowledge, dedication, sincerity towards his work including manufacturing/ management skills, he was elevated as Executive Director, Nasik. Presently he has risen to the position of Chief Executive Officer, MiG Complex. As CEO, he is heading 4 production units & 2 Design Centres at Nasik and Koraput, involved in Manufacturing and Overhaul of Fighter aircraft viz Su-30MKI, MiG variants, its Aeroengines, Design support, upgrades & modernisation. 

During his illustrious career in HAL, he has contributed significantly in the areas of Manufacturing and Repair/Overhaul of various variants of Fighter Aircraft of Russian origin like MiG-21, 27 & Su-30MKI Aircraft. He has contributed to the success of many important projects such as Su-30MKI Aircraft, BISON Upgrade, Repair and Overhaul for MiG-21, MiG-27 & Su-30MKI aircraft   

Shri Daljeet Singh has been instrumental in setting up the ROH facility for Su-30MKI Aircraft which is the first such facility in the world. He is presently providing required fillip to ramp up the ROH Capacity of Su-30MKI aircraft at Nasik and  AL-31FP Engine at Koraput 

Under his leadership, HAL handed over the first overhauled SU-30 aircraft to the Indian Air Force in the presence of Hon’ble. Defence Minister on 9th Jan 2015. Life extension of Su-30MKI aircraft from 10 years to 14 years was also accomplished to ensure optimum utilization of national assets.  

Aircraft Upgrade & Research Centre, Nasik successfully integrated BrahMos and ASTRA missiles on Su-30 aircraft, under his guidance, greatly enhancing the potency of the platform. The first Su-30 integrated with BrahMos missile was handed over to the Indian Air Force during Aero India 2015. 

MiG Complex with his support has been at the forefront for undertaking indigenous design and development of Ground Support/ Handling Equipments to assist IAF in having support equipment available 24X7 resulting in high availability of Su-30MKI aircraft. 

He has steered Operationalisation of HAL, Nasik Airport and various initiatives towards development of the region as part of its Corporate social responsibility.                                       

Shri Rajiv Kumar
CEO, AC

 


Shri Rajiv Kumar, an accomplished professional with over 35 years of comprehensive Management and Engineering experience, is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering , an MBA and also an alumnus of National Law School of India University. Sh. Rajiv Kumar started his career in Hindustan Aeronautics Limited as a Management Trainee (Technical) and was elevated to the post of Chief Executive Officer(Accessories Complex) in April 2015. 

 After the completion of 72 weeks of academic training at IIT Madras and Management Academy of HAL, Sh. Rajiv Kumar handled various key assignments at  3 Divisions of HAL having distinctly different product lines. He has got hands on experience in the diverse fields of Component Machining, Assembly and Testing of Aircraft Accessories and Manufacturing and Overhaul of Trainer, Transport and Fighter Aircraft of both Western and Russian platforms like  HPT-32, Kiran Mk-I/IA/II, Mig 21, Mig 27, Jaguar, Mirage, Sea Harrier, AN 32, Avro, Dornier and NCA (Under Development at NAL) ,Helicopters and UAVs .

 As CEO of Accessories Complex of HAL, Sh. Rajiv Kumar has administrative control and overall responsibility of Accessories Division-Lucknow, Avionics Division-Korwa(U.P.), Avionics Division-Hyderabad, Strategic Electronics Factory-Kasargod(Kerala), Transport Aircraft Division-Kanpur and HAL detachment at Agra. While the Divisions 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.  

 As a Co-opted member of High Powered Committee (HPC) for National Civil Aircraft Development   Programme (NCAD), constituted by Govt. of India, he was involved in preparation of Infrastructure Project Report on National Civil Aircraft (NCA). He has also significantly contributed as a member of the Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC) constituted by Air Headquarter for the selection of  Basic Trainer  Aircraft for Air Force and was closely associated with R-29 Engine and Mirage upgrade programme. In an Air Transport  Seminar organized by “AIRBUS” – France, he was conferred with 2 prizes in recognition to his  demonstration of remarkable competence in presentation & conceptualization skills.

Active in professional societies, Sh. Rajiv Kumar also serves as managing committee member of ASSOCHAM, member of Lucknow Management Association (LMA) and Aeronautical Society of India(AeSI). An impassioned speaker, Sh. Rajiv Kumar evinces keen interest in interacting with Industry & Academia. He has addressed many Industry participants at CII & PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry to guide and motivate them to seize the huge manufacturing opportunity available in the country on account of Offsets. During his talks at IIT Kanpur, Bombay, Kharaghpur & Roorkee, he has exhorted Academia to actively associate with Industry for new Research & Development in the field of Aviation.