Bengaluru: Amitabh Bhatt has taken over as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of HAL’s Bangalore complex. Earlier, he was heading the Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) project as Executive Director.
Bhatt is a Post Graduate in Management and served in SKF India Limited for 15 years before joining HAL. With his 32 years of professional experience in HAL, he spearheaded marketing, planning and projects. He led the team as Chief of Projects (LUH), played a key role in setting-up an integrated new helicopter factory, a Rs 3000 Crore greenfield project. Bhatt is a Director on Board of HAL’s Joint Venture, ‘Indo Russian Helicopters Limited’, formed to build Kamov KA-226T helicopters for defence services.
During his stint at helicopter division, helicopters were delivered to ONGC, Geological Survey of India and Government of Jharkhand and exported to Nepal, Surinam, Mauritius and Ecuador.