Board of Directors
Shri D K Hota, Chairman & Managing Director
Shri D K Hota has assumed charge as Chairman & Managing Director with effect from 01.07.2016. He joined the Board of BEML Limited on 01.07.2013 as Director (Human Resources). Shri D K Hota has graduated in Economics Hons., from St. Stephens College and Post Graduation in HR from XLRI. He has over three decades of professional experience in HR and Business and served in various capacities in Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited including CEO of HPCL Bio-fuels. Prior to joining BEML, he was heading the Natural Gas Division, HPCL, Mumbai.
Shri Aniruddh Kumar, Director (Rail & Metro Business)
Shri Aniruddh Kumar has assumed charge as Director (Rail & Metro Business) and Member on the Board of BEML LIMITED, a Public Sector Company under the Ministry of Defence. Shri Aniruddh Kumar holds the qualifications B.Tech (Mechanical) and M.Tech (Industrial Engineering System). He has over three decades of professional experience in Planning & Production and served in various capacities in Public Sector Companies. Prior to assuming the present position, he was the Executive Director heading the Koraput Division of HAL.
Shri B R Viswanatha, Director (Mining & Construction Business)
Shri B.R. Viswanatha has been appointed as Director (Mining & Construction Business) and Member on the Board of BEML Limited. He assumed charge on 01.02.2016. Shri B.R. Viswanatha is a Mechanical Engineer from National Institute of Engineering, Mysuru, and also holds Masterís degree in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. He joined the Company in 1984. Over the period, he has served in various capacities in different functional areas of the Company like Production, Quality Engineering and Marketing. Prior to assuming the present position, he was the Executive Director of BEML, KGF Complex.
Shri R H Muralidhara , Director (Defence Business)
Shri R.H. Muralidhara has been appointed as Director (Defence Business) and Member on the Board of BEML Limited. He has assumed charge on 01.03.2016. Shri. Muralidhara is graduated in Mechanical Engineering through Mysore University. He joined the Company in the year 1983. Over the period, Shri. Muralidhara has served in various capacities in different functional areas of the company including Quality, Planning, Production in Defence as well as Mining & Construction vertical apart from heading Mysuru Complex. Prior to assuming the present position, Shri Muralidhara was the Chief General Manager, Defence Production at KGF Complex of BEML.
Smt. Surina Rajan, Government Nominee Director
Smt. Surina Rajan is the Additional Secretary (Defence Production), Ministry of Defence since August 2015. She is a topper in Indian Economic Service examination (1985) and All India Topper (#2) in Indian Administrative Service (1985), with over 31 years of experience.
Earlier, she was Joint Secretary (Ordnance / Navy), Ministry of Defence. She has held various coveted posts in State and Central Governments including industry, infrastructure, education and skill sectors. She also worked at the International Labour Organization on secondment for six years and co-ordinated nearly 30 Publications during various assignments with direct intensive inputs.
Her major achievements were (i) development of first successful model of Micro-Financing and bank lending to self-help groups of rural women under a UNICEF-NABARD Project, (ii) developed an alternate town-planning model for rehabilitation of slum dwellers, (iii) Successfully introduced self-Certification for factories and shops / commercial establishments under the Factory Act / The Shops & Commercial Establishments Act, and (iv) Piloted the National Skills Qualification Framework model for the school sector which has been used for replication at national level.
Smt. Rajan does not hold any equity shares in the capital of the Company.
Shri Sanjay Prasad, Government Director
Shri Sanjay Prasad is a distinguished IAS officer of 1995 batch with about 20 years of experience. Presently he is the Joint Secretary (Land System), Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence. Earlier he was the Joint Secretary at Department of Science & Technology. He is a post- graduate in Geography. He does not hold any equity shares in the capital of the Company.
Shri Sudhir Kumar Beri, Independent Director
Shri Sudhir Kumar Beri (DIN-07367157) is an officer of 1975 batch of Indian Ordnance Factories Services (IOFS) that he joined through IAS Etc. Examination, 1974.
He has about 37 years of rich and varied experience in the field of Management / Administration. He worked as General Manager (CEO) of Ordnance Factory, Tiruchirapalli and Small Arms Factory, Kanpur. He was elevated to the post of Member, Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) in December 2009. As Member/Technical Services, Finance and Weapons & Vehicles Division he made valuable contribution in areas of his responsibility. His role in development of 155x45 Calibre Gun is widely acclaimed. As Member In-charge of an Operating Division, he led at Corporate level 10 production units and a Greenfield Project. He was appointed as Director General Ordnance Factories (DGOF) and Chairman/OFB in April 2012 to lead the huge Indian Ordnance Factories Organization to register all round development.
On Central Deputation for eight years, he worked as Welfare Commissioner (HQ) at Deputy Secretary level in Ministry of Labour and also as Chief Vigilance Officer in a Central Public Sector Undertaking.
Shri M. G. Raghuveer, Independent Director
Shri Mysore Gopalaswamyrao Raghuveer (DIN-02703301) is a Science Graduate and a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
He retired as Director-Finance of M/s. Bharat Electronics Limited, the other Listed Defence Public Sector Undertaking in the year 2012 after about 35 years of experience in public sector including M/s. Visvesvaraya Iron and Steel limited, now a Unit of SAIL, and Tungabhadra Steel Products, a Subsidiary of Bharat Yantra Nigam Limited.
He has wide range of experience in the field of financial management and accounting in manufacturing sector of different product and processes. During his long tenure he has headed unit finance, corporate finance and audit functions. He has gained rich experience in dealing with all the stakeholders like bankers, tax authorities, ministries at both state and central government, customers, vendors, foreign collaborators, financial institutions, trade unions, etc.
He has widely travelled and trained in General and Advanced Financial Management at premium institutions in India and abroad.
Shri B. P. Rao, Independent Director
Shri Battaje Pundareeka Rao (DIN-00467226), is a Commerce Graduate and a Chartered Accountant of 1976 batch from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is also a Law Graduate.
He is the Founder and Senior Partner in M/s. B.P.RAO & Co., Chartered Accountants, having office in Bengaluru, Chennai and Mysore. He is also the Chairman of the Board M/s. BgSE Properties and Securities Limited (earlier known as Bangalore Stock Exchange), and also Director on the Boards of M/s. Reliance Computers Private Limited and M/s Numaligarh Refinery Limited.
Further, he is associated with the development of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India through the Regional and Central Councils. He was the President of the Institute during 1994-95. He represented ICAI in the council of International Federation of Accountants Newyork from 1995 to 1997.
He has over 36 years of experience in the field of accountancy, audit, taxation, due diligence, consultation and specialized in the drafting of Memorandum of Understanding and Joint Venture agreements.