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M V Gowtama “A Pathfinder” in Corporate world

Sep 15th, 2019 1:12 pm | By | Category: SPECIAL NEWS COVERAGE

M V Gowtama, CMD-BEL

M V Gowtama, CMD-BEL


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Bharat Electronics Limited, an Indian state-owned aerospace and defence company with about nine factories, and several regional offices in India. It is owned by the Indian Government and primarily manufactures advanced electronic products for the Indian Armed Forces. Non of the organisation and it’s goals reach to it’s height with-out having capable leadership in it’s management, they are the people who run the organisation, it is always incredible about great leaders who find the balance between business foresight, performance, and character. They have vision, courage, integrity, humility and focus along with the ability to plan strategically and catalyze cooperation amongst their team. The contribution of M V Gowtama, who is the Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Electronics Limited has been tremendous.
M V Gowtama took over 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.

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.

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.

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.

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