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Chairman & Managing Director
Director (Bangalore Complex)
Director (Other Units)
Joint Secretary (P&C)&(ES)
Mr M V Gowtama has taken charge as the Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Electronics Limited on 8th November 2016
He joined BEL at Ghaziabad Unit in January 1983 as a Probationary Engineer. He was initially posted to the D&E-Radar Division where he contributed to the development of Receiver sub-system of Cyclone Warning Radar. In about three-and-half years, his team was able to design, develop, manufacture, deliver and commission the first Cyclone Warning Radar at Paradip in Orissa. The Cyclone Warning Radar development team won the R&D Award.
Mr Gowtama was transferred to Hyderabad Unit in May 1986. At Hyderabad Unit, he worked in the D&E, Testing, System Integration, Installation & Commissioning groups of Ajanta project till 1998. His team developed in-house the high voltage power supplies for Ajanta, which was commended by then CMD. He completed MTech in Advanced Electronics from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, even while in service.
From 1998 to 2006, he worked on the Sangraha programme of Indian Navy. With ToT from DLRL, his team developed different ESM systems for submarines, helicopters, medium and long-range aircraft. They also developed in-house a light-weight ESM system for small ships called Sanket.
Traditionally, project teams at Hyderabad used to look after ToT, development, testing and installation and commissioning activities. However, a new D&E division was established in 2006 to address future businesses in line with the new defence procurement policy and Mr Gowtama had the opportunity to lead this D&E group as AGM. He was able to establish strong R&D teams at Hyderabad Unit for product/sub-system development, engineering for different platforms and development of complex software.
Mr M V Gowtama took over as GM (Technology Planning)/BEL-Corporate Office, on February 1, 2010. Later he served as GM (Milcom)/BEL-Bengaluru and was Executive Director (Missile Systems)/BEL-Bengaluru till his elevation as CMD, BEL.
Mr M V Gowtama was born on June 26, 1961, in Tenali, the small yet famous town of Andhra Pradesh. He completed his B. Tech in Electronics and Communications from Sri Venkateswara University College of Engineering, Tirupati, in 1983.
Dr Ajit T Kalghatgi took charge as Director (R&D) of BEL on September 1, 2012. He was till recently Chief Scientist at BEL’s Central Research Laboratory (CRL) at Bangalore. Dr Kalghatgi completed his BE in Electronics & Communications from Mysore University; M.Tech in Microwave & Radar Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur; and Ph.D from Leeds University, UK. Dr Kalghatgi has more than 30 years of experience in the field of RF & Communication Engineering. His research interests are in RF and Microwave Systems, Smart Antennas, RF MEMs and Secure Communication Technologies. He has more than 70 research papers and a patent to his credit.He has won the BEL R&D Award for making significant contributions to the Company’s R&D programme. In recognition of his outstanding contributions towards technology development, leading to product design in the field of Secure Spread Spectrum Communication, the Society of Defence Technologists (SODET) conferred on him the Gold Award for Technology Development & Innovation for the year 2005-06. He is also the recipient of the Raksha Mantri’s Award for Excellence in Innovation (2007-08 and 2008-09).
Mr Girish Kumar took charge as Director (Bangalore Complex) on May 1, 2016. He was Executive Director (Radar) & Unit Head of BEL-Ghaziabad Unit prior to his elevation. Mr Girish Kumar joined BEL-Ghaziabad as a Probationary Engineer in 1979 after completing his BE (Mech.) from MITS, Gwalior. Over a period of next 30 years, he worked in Ghaziabad, Kotdwara and Bangalore Units of the Company and headed Production, Materials Management, Quality Management and Services Divisions. In August 2009, he was elevated as General Manager of BEL’s Export Manufacturing SBU. He was transferred to Corporate Office to head Total Quality Management (TQM) in 2010. In June 2011, he was posted as General Manager (HR) at BEL-Bengaluru. In July 2012, he moved to Ghaziabad Unit as GM (Radar) & Unit Head. Under his leadership, the Unit was awarded second level in the CII Exim Bank Award for Business Excellence and was also certified for CMMI level 3. Mr Girish Kumar is a qualified assessor for ISO 9001:2000 and Business Excellence. He has participated in the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE) study mission on TQM in July 2008. He has authored a book on ISO 9000 which was published in 1996. He has been profiled by Prof T V Rao in the book “100 Managers in Action”. He is keen on trekking and literature.
Mr Nataraj Krishnappa took charge as Director (Other Units) on May 1, 2016. He was GM (Missile System) at BEL-Bengaluru before his elevation. Mr Nataraj Krishnappa joined BEL-Ghaziabad on March 1, 1984, after graduating in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Engineering, University of Mysore. In 1986, he was transferred to BEL’s Panchkula Unit, where he put in 15 years of service. Panchkula Unit was in its formative stage and he belongs to the first batch of engineers to be posted to the unit. He has worked in various departments responsible for manufacturing and procurement functions. He headed Product Group-I and has made significant contributions to the manufacture of Communication equipment such as Handheld Radio and STARS V Manpack Radio as well as Encryption products. In the year 2000, he was nominated for the Six Sigma programme in BEQI and subsequently did a project in optimising the reflow soldering process of the Crypto Card of STARS V Radio. In 2001, he was transferred to Corporate TORQUE and nominated Six Sigma Co-ordinator for the Other Units of BEL. He worked towards institutionalising the Business Excellence journey in BEL. During this period, he also worked closely with HR consultants to conduct Employee Satisfaction Surveys in the organisation. In June 2008, he was transferred to Military Radar SBU as Project Head of Akash Missile System. Mr Nataraj Krishnappa, who is a PMP from PMI, USA, has successfully used project management concepts while executing the Akash Missile System project. Akash Missile System integrated in the country for the first time is a world-class Surface to Air Missile System that has been inducted into both the Indian Air Force and the Indian Army. He served as GM (HR) and as GM (Missile System) at BEL-Bengaluru before his elevation as Director (Other Units). Mr Nataraj Krishnappa is a certified Cost Accountant (ICWA) and has done his General Management programme from IIM-Bangalore. He is also a CII EXIM Bank Excellence Award Assessor and Lead Assessor in ISO 9000, ISO 14000 & AS9100 and has carried out several audits within the organization besides three international assessments.
Mrs Anandi Ramalingam took charge as Director (Marketing) on September 16, 2016. She was GM (Milcom) at BEL-Bengaluru before her elevation.
Mrs Anandi Ramalingam joined BEL-Bangalore in March 1985 after completing her BE in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore. For the next 20 years, she gained diverse experience in equipment testing working across various domains of military communication including heading testing for ‘Shakti”, the flagship Artillery Combat Command and Control System, developed by BEL and DRDO for the Indian Army and AREN (Army Radio Engineered Network) winning the Raksha Mantri’s Award. During this period, she was also awarded the Executive Excellence Award, in the very first year of its inception.
In 2004, she was roped in as part of the team formed to set up the Marketing Division for the Military Communication & Electronic Warfare SBU at Bangalore Complex. The team pioneered proactive business development practices in BEL and gradually assisted other SBUs in establishing effective marketing systems. In 2007, she was elevated as the Marketing Head of the Military Communication SBU where her team could achieve record growth in order book and turnover.
In 2010, Mrs Anandi Ramalingam moved to the International Marketing Division (IMD) to head Defence Offsets, establishing BEL as a reliance global supply chain partner for multiple foreign OEMs and facilitating substantial growth of BEL’s export order book.
In December 2014, she moved to the National Marketing Division as GM. Within a short span of time, she saw to it that BEL’s order book grew significantly. In May 2016, she assumed charge as GM (Milcom) at BEL-Bangalore and steered the business till her elevation as Director.
Mr R N Bagdalkar took charge as the new Director (Human Resources) at Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) on January 23, 2017. He was working as Executive Director of BEL’s Hyderabad Unit before the elevation.
Mr Bagdalkar joined BEL-Bangalore in March 1984 after completing BE in Electronics and Communications from HKE Society’s Engineering College (now known as PDA College of Engineering), Gulbarga, in May 1983. He was posted to BEL-EMD Hyderabad in May 1985 as part of the core team. He completed PG Diploma in Computer Systems in 1987 from the Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad.
At Hyderabad Unit, he worked for 27 years, in D&E, Testing, System Integration and installation and Commissioning of Electronic Warfare (EW) systems. After working on various EW systems, he went on to head the state-of-the-art Intelligence Electronic Warfare Project for the Indian Navy.
As Head of D&E at Hyderabad Unit, he led his team to successfully complete various projects for Navy, Army and Export. He also initiated a number of in-house technology development modules which will be basic building blocks for futuristic EW systems. He has also built a strong software team; today, the complete software requirement of BEL-Hyderabad is met in-house.
He was elevated as General Manager (Technology Planning)/BEL-Corporate Office on July 1, 2012. He worked as General Manager (Technology Planning)/BEL-Corporate Office for a short period before taking over as General Manager, BEL-Hyderabad in November 2012. He was promoted as Executive Director on August 11, 2016.
During the year 2013-14, under his leadership, BEL-Hyderabad achieved a turnover of Rs. 550 crores, which translated to a per employee turnover of Rs. 1 crore. During the last two years, the performance of BEL-Hyderabad has been consistent and the order book has been on the growth path. The Unit has received Business Performance Awards for 2013-14 and 2014-15.
Mrs Usha Mathur, retired IRAS officer of the 1974 batch, holds an LLB and Masters Degree in Economics. She retired as Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs in 2011 with 36 years of experience, having held various positions in the Ministry of Railways including Additional Member (Railway Board). She was involved in Planning, Manufacturing and Procurement policy, formulation of financing structures/delivery mechanisms like JVs/SPVs, BOT and other PPP solutions. She has also worked in the Department of Expenditure (Ministry of Finance). She was a Member, Task Force, for 2013-14 & 2014-15, constituted by DPE, for MoU negotiations with CPSEs & administrative ministries.
Dr Bhaskar Ramamurthi is presently serving as Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. An alumnus of IIT, Madras, Prof Ramamurthi travelled overseas to complete his MS, and subsequently, Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California. He flagged off his career in the US with AT&T Bell Laboratories, New Jersey. Prof Ramamurthi returned to his alma mater in 1986 and joined the Department of Electrical Engineering as Assistant Professor. He has been honoured with various awards and fellowships for his outstanding contributions. Prof Ramamurthi is the Principal Architect of corDECT Wireless Local Loop System and Broadband corDECT Wireless DSL System, widely deployed in India and 15 other countries. He holds 21 patents along with his collaborators for his pioneering research activities. Prof Ramamurthi is also a Member of several national committees such as the QoS Specifications Committee of TRAI for ILD VoIP Services, Spectrum Committees of the DoT, Government of India, to recommend norms for additional spectrum allocation to service providers. He has published 28 journal papers and 87 conference proceedings papers.
Dr R K Shevgaonkar is a Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He is an alumnus of IIT, Bombay, where he completed his Ph.D in Electrical Engineering and held various positions such as Deputy Director (Finance and External Affairs) and Dean (Resource Mobilisation). He served as Director, IIT, Delhi, and Vice Chancellor of the University of Pune. He has been honoured with various awards and fellowships for his outstanding contributions. He has published 2 books and 170 papers in international journals and conferences.
Mr Sharad Sanghi is the CEO of Netmagic Solutions, which he founded in July 1998 and is now an NTT Communications Company. Mr Sharad is an Electrical Engineer from IIT Bombay who also holds a Masters degree from Columbia University, New York. He is an industry veteran with over 20 years of extensive experience in developing Internet backbone infrastructure and providing Internet services. During his six-year stint in the US, Mr Sharad worked for the Unified Network Management Architecture Group at AT&T Bell Labs, the backbone engineering group of NSFNET (ANS) and the router systems development group of Advantis (IBM Global Network).
Mrs Kusum Singh is a distinguished Indian Railway Personnel Services (IRPS) Officer of the 1984 batch with over 30 years of experience. She is a Post Graduate in MA Economics from the Delhi School of Economics. Mrs Kusum Singh has held various positions with the Ministry of Railways. She was General Manager at the Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS) before moving to the Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence, as Joint Secretary (Personnel & Coordination).