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Rear Admiral V K Saxena, IN (Retd.)

Chairman & Managing Director

RAdm V K Saxena, IN (Retd.), aged 55 years, was appointed as the Chairman & Managing Director of the Company w.e.f. 01 Mar 2017. Rear Admiral V K Saxena was commissioned in the Indian Navy on 05 Mar 1985 after completing BE (Electrical) from Jabalpur University. He underwent the staff course at Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and was awarded MSc in Defence Studies from Madras University. He has also done the prestigious Naval High Command Course in 2005.

He is the recipient of commendations by the Chief of the Naval Staff and Commander-in-Chief for his distinguished service to the Navy. He has the distinction of serving for over 6 years on board frontline destroyers Ranjit, Ranvir & Ranvijay during early part of his career. He was selected as Commissioning Electrical Officer of INS Trishul built by Baltic Shipyard at St. Petersburg, Russia and underwent six months of specialized training at Russian Naval Academy. The various senior positions he has held in his long and distinguished career with the Indian Navy have provided, RAdm Saxena with a deep and well-rounded understanding of very many facets of warship building & ship repairs.

As Principal Director Ship Production at Naval Headquarters, he has handled various aspects of shipbuilding while managing multiple major contracts for construction of a number of warships both at Indian Shipyards (DPSUs & Private) and foreign shipyards.

On promotion to the Flag rank he was appointed as the Additional Director General, Project Seabird, the largest infrastructure Project of the Indian Navy. He played a key role in planning the road map for time bound implementation of this mega project. During his tenure as Project Director (Submarine Construction) at HQ ATVP, he was closely associated with the construction of Strategic Submarines, a prestigious project of national importance.

Shri Sarvjit Singh Dogra
Director (Finance)

 Shri Sarvjit Singh Dogra, aged 57 years, joined the Company as Director (Finance) on 31 Dec 14.

Shri Dogra is a Cost Accountant by profession. Prior to joining GRSE, Shri Dogra has served in National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), a Navratna CPSE under the Ministry of Mines, Government of India. In NALCO, in addition to significant contribution in areas of Costing & Cost Control, Corporate Accounts, Budget & Budgetary Control and MIS, he was also closely associated with devising the Product Pricing and Marketing Strategies for boosting product sales in domestic and overseas markets. Shri Dogra was associated in various special initiatives in building better customer relationships and boosting the customer confidence leading to high customer satisfaction.

Shri AK Nanda
Director (Personnel)

Shri Asit Kumar Nanda, aged 57 years, was appointed as Director (Personnel) of the Company from 03 May 2016.

Shri Nanda holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and a Masters’ Degree in Social Work (Specialisation in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations). He is also credited with holding a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management. He has worked for over three decades in the field of Human Resources Management in Central Public Sector Undertakings viz. ITI Limited, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited & BEML Limited, both at the Manufacturing & Corporate Level. He has vast experience in the development and implementation of strategic HR, OD interventions, Change Management, HR policies & handling various HR processes. Prior to joining GRSE, he was working as Chief General Manager (Human Resources) in BEML.

Cmde Sanjeev Nayyar

Commodore Sanjeev Nayyar, IN (Retd.), assumed charge as Director (Shipbuilding) of Garden Reach Shipbuilders& Engineers Ltd on 16 December 2016.

He is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering and has done his M Tech (Design) from IIT Delhi and Master of Management Studies from the College of Defence Management, Secunderabad. He has served the Indian Navy for over 35 years and has been actively involved in the fields of Ship Design, Ship Repair, setting up of Marine Infrastructure and Technical Training. Besides sea service onboard ships of the Indian Navy, he has served at the Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence, as the Director Marine Engineering and the Deputy Director General (Technical) of Project Seabird. He has rich experience in ship repair and shipbuilding and has served as the General Manager (Refit) of the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai and as the Warship Production Superintendent, Mumbai.

Shri Ashwani Kumar Mahajan

Government Director

Shri Ashwani Kumar Mahanjan, aged 54 years, was appointed as a Part-Time Official Director (Government Nominee) of the Company w.e.f. 02 Apr 2016.

A qualified MBBS from Medical College, Amritsar, he is a cadre of the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) and has previously worked in the Income Tax Department. Presently, he is working as Addl. FA(AK) & Joint Secretary, Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence.

Smt.Kanwaljit Deol, IPS (Retd.)

Independent Director

Smt. Kanwaljit Deol, aged 63 years, was appointed as a Part-Time Non-Official (Independent) Director of the Company w.e.f. 15 Sep 2017.

With a Master’s Honors’ degree in Physics and a Bachelor’s degree in Law, Smt. Kanwaljit Deol was appointed into the Indian Police Service in 1977 and assigned to the Union Territories cadre. During 38 years of service in the police, she has been posted in Delhi, Goa and Arunachal Pradesh, and has received training in various aspects of policing, vigilance, road traffic & transport and human rights in India and abroad.

In Delhi, she served in various capacities, principal among them being Deputy Commissioner of Police in the Crime against Women Cell and the New Delhi District. As Additional Commissioner and Joint Commissioner, she was posted twice in the Delhi Traffic Police, during which time she served on the Board of Directors of the Delhi Transport Corporation. She was also primarily responsible for setting up the Delhi Police Public School in New Delhi and served as Secretary on its Board for close to 10 years. She also served as Additional Secretary in charge of Parliament Security in the Lok Sabha. In 2010 she headed the police force of the state of Arunachal Pradesh as its Director General of Police. In December 2012 she was appointed as Director General in charge of investigations with the National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi, until her retirement on 31 Oct 2014.

Shri Bharat Bhushan, FCA

Independent Director

Shri Bharat Bhushan, aged 52 years, was appointed as a Part-Time Non-Official (Independent) Director of the Company w.e.f. 15 Sep 2017.

A Bachelor of Commerce from Punjab University and a practicing Chartered Accountant by profession, he has over 26 years of continuous experience in the practice of chartered accountancy. He has dealt in the areas of taxation matters, statutory, concurrent, revenue & information systems audits of banks, internal and statutory audits of PSUs and autonomous bodies of different Ministries, company law matters, arbitration matters etc. Presently, he is serving as a Partner in Chandiwala Virmani & Associates since 2004. He also post-qualification certification in Information Systems Audit.