On September 1, 2018, India’s aerospace giant Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) appointed R. Madhavan as its Chairman and Managing Director for five years. The 56-year-old replaced Suvarna Raju.
Prior to this, Madhavan was heading the Accessories Division of HAL at Lucknow as Executive Director.
Madhavan is a Mechanical Engineer having obtained his degree from the National Institute of Technology, Raipur. He also completed his M. Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
“Maintaining the numero uno position of HAL in aerospace industry while delivering world- class products and services through increased indigenisation would be my key focus areas,” said Madhavan who joined HAL in 1982 as a management trainee.