M.V. Gowtama

Chairman & Managing Director,Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)

M. V.  Gowtama was named the Chairman and Managing Director of Navratna defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited ( BEL) s ince November 8, 2016.

He joined BEL at its Ghaziabad Unit in January 1983 as a probationary engineer.

He was initially posted to the D&E- Radar Division where he contributed to the development of the Receiver sub- system of Cyclone Warning Radar.

In less than four years, his team was able to design, develop, manufacture, deliver and commission  the first Cyclone Warning Radar at Paradip in Orissa, which won an award.

From 1998 to 2006, he worked on the Sangraha program of the Indian Navy. With ToT from DLRL,his team developed different ESM systems for submarines, helicopters, medium and long-range aircraft.

Gowtama took over as GM (Technology Planning) at BEL's Corporate Office in Bangalore on February 1, 2010.

Gowtama has a B.Tech in Electronics and Communications degree from Sri Venkateswara University College of Engineering, Tirupati.

He completed MTech in Advanced Electronics from JNTU, Hyderabad, while in service.