R. K. Tyagi takes charge as HAL chairman

Our Bureau Bangalore | Updated on November 14, 2017

R.K. Tyagi

Mr R. K. Tyagi on Friday took charge as Chairman of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, the defence enterprise said in a release.

He was until now the Chairman and Managing Director of Pawan Hans Helicopter Ltd.

In October 2011, Mr Tyagi became one of the few ‘outsiders' selected to head HAL in recent decades. Mr P.V. Deshmukh, Managing Director of HAL's Nashik Division, was officiating after Mr Ashok Nayak retired as Chairman on October 31 and until Mr Tyagi's papers were cleared by various agencies.

An alumnus of IIT-Roorkee in electronics and telecommunication and an MBA, Mr Tyagi joined ONGC as a graduate trainee in 1976 and served there until May 2007. Thereafter he headed Pawan Hans.

Mr Tyagi is on several aviation related forums and committees, including as Vice-President, Aeronautical Society of India; Member, National Committee on Civil Aviation Safety Advisory Council and the steering committee for formulating strategic plans of the Ministry of Civil Aviation.


Published on March 02, 2012

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