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Shri R. Madhavan

1987/M.Tech/AE Chairman & Managing Director, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited Karnataka,India

Shri. R. Madhavan obtained his M. Tech. degree from IIT Madras in Aircraft Production (ME) in the year 1987.
He joined HAL as a Management Trainee in 1982 and since September 2018, he has been Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of HAL, the premier aerospace and defense engineering company in India, a “Navratna” Public Sector Undertaking.
Shri R. Madhavan has been associated with HAL for nearly forty years. He has served in various key positions across the different verticals within HAL. Prior to his elevation as CMD of HAL, he held the position of Executive Director, Accessories Division at Lucknow.
Shri Madhavan with his rich and varied experience had provided solutions related to intricate technical problems and strategic issues. He provided valuable inputs as a member of Tri-service committee for high altitude operation of Helicopters and had overseen successful launch of export of Engine sets to USA while in Engine Division, Bangalore, which led to considerable improvement in the HAL’s process to meet the international standards.
He had also extensively contributed to GOI’s “Make in India” strategy by developing MSME sector vendors for Aerospace Manufacturing, and had set roadmap for enhancing self-reliance & self-sufficiency through indigenization efforts for obsolescence management and for developing alternate technology leading to product improvement & reduction in cost.
A very important aspect towards development of engineering and technology in aerospace industry is availability of skilled manpower. Shri. Madhavan in the capacity of Chairman of Aerospace & Aviation sector skill council is contributing immensely to meet the challenge of skill development.
Shri. Madhavan had also taken several e-initiatives, implementation of which have brought in systemic changes, transparency & process improvements.
An avid reader and active in professional societies, Shri. Madhvan is a member of Aeronautical Society of India.
For his immense contributions to the Indian Aeronautics industry, IITM and its Alumni are proud to confer this award upon Shri R. Madhavan.

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