Gowtama takes over as BEL CMD

He takes over as CMD when the government is making an aggressive Make in India push in defence

GN Bureau | November 12, 2016


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 M.V. Gowtama is the new chairman and managing director of the state-owned aerospace and defence company Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL). He took charge on November 8. Gowtama was selected by the government headhunter Public Enterprises Selection Board in July this year.

He succeeds S.K. Sharma who retired recently. Gowtama has around 33 years of experience with BEL. He joined BEL’s Ghaziabad unit in January 1983 as a probationary engineer. He was the executive director missile systems before getting the top call, according to a news report published in Mathrubhumi English. 
 
He takes over as BEL CMD at a time when the government is making an aggressive Make in India push in the defence sector. He also has the task of ensuring BEL’s massive expansion plans currently on at various stages.
 
The company is setting up an advanced night vision products factory in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh. The cost of the first phase of the project is estimated at Rs 300 crore.
 

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