239_Para_venkatesh-2-Large-Para-ImgBengaluru, December , 2015.  D. K. Venkatesh has taken over as Director (Engg. and R&D) of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Bengaluru.  Earlier, he was holding the charge of the same post as Officer on Special Duty (OSD).  The post of Engineering and R&D is newly created as a part of restructuring of HAL’s Board, that came into effect from April 1, 2015.

On assuming the charge, Venkatesh said “My focus will be on promoting and developing new technologies, processes and products that are contemporary to meet the expectations of the Company”.
With more than 35 years of experience in aerospace industry in manufacturing, assembly, repair, overhaul, prototype development, quality management, projects, design, customer support of aircraft, helicopters and gas turbine engines.    He is a member of the Aeronautical Society of India and an active member of the Society for Failure Analysis.
He did his Bachelor of Engineering (Mech) from National Institute of Technology, Surat.  He is an Associate of the Institute of Costs & Works Accountants of India and holds a Post-graduate Diploma in Marketing Management and  Computer Applications.