1996 - M.Tech - Mechanical Engineering Distinguished Scientist & Director General (BrahMos) @ DRDO, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India, and CEO & MD, BrahMos Aerospace, New Delhi.
Dr. Sudhir Kumar Mishra graduated with a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Madras in 1995, after having obtained his Bachelor’s from University of Jabalpur. Subsequently, he obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from NIT Warangal. Since August 2014, he has served as Distinguished Scientist & Director General (BrahMos), DRDO, Ministry of Defence, and CEO & MD, BrahMos Aerospace, leading an R&D team to design, develop, test, produce and maintain the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile BrahMos, encompassing its complete life cycle.
With more than 33 years of experience in industry, Dr. Mishra has made a monumental contribution in the areas of missile technology, defence technology management, business development, marketing and defence diplomacy. He started his career under the tutelage and guidance of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India, and has since contributed immensely to the design, development, flight tests and production of several missiles.
As CEO & MD of BrahMos Aerospace, the renowned Joint Venture between Government of India (GoI) and Russia, Dr. Mishra is leading a highly-motivated and technically-competent team of more than 1,500 engineers, scientists and technicians located at New Delhi, Hyderabad, Nagpur and Thiruvananthapuram. He has successfully contributed to the ‘Make in India’ campaign of the GoI by creating a business of Rs.27,500 crores on an investment of Rs.1,300 crores and generating significant profits.
Dr. Mishra is the 2010 recipient of the ‘Scientist of the Year’ Award of DRDO, Govt. of India, and for his leadership and business acumen on display at BrahMos Aerospace, he was recognized as ‘Super CEO of the Year’ by Times of India Group in 2015. He was awarded the ‘Gaurav Samman’ Award by the Government of Madhya Pradesh in 2016. In 2017, he was selected as Academician by the Russian Academy of Cosmonautics. He has numerous publications in national and international journals and conferences. As a representative for DRDO in several foreign countries, he has demonstrated exemplary defence diplomatic skills which resulted in the culmination of many international R&D projects within the framework of foreign policy and defence cooperation agreements.
For his groundbreaking innovations in Defence Technology, Management and Diplomacy, IIT Madras and its alumni are proud to confer this award on Dr. Sudhir Kumar Mishra.