Director & Advisor
Walchandnagar Industries Limited
Mr. G K Pillai is currently the Managing Director & CEO of Walchandnagar Industries Limited. He is an alumnus of BITS Pilani in Electrical Engineering and has had an illustrious career in the private and public sectors. Prior to his current role, he was Chairman & Managing Director of Heavy Engineering Corporation where he anchored turnaround of the public sector undertaking. He is a recipient of Performance Excellence Award-2011 from Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering (IIIE) for his all around achievements and Recipient of ENERGY EFFICIENCY ACHIEVER AWARD – 2012 at Energy Efficiency Conclave organized by South Asia Forum for Energy Efficiency (SAFEE).
Hailing from Andhra Pradesh, graduated in Mechanical Engineering securing Gold Medal. Joined Bharat Electronics Limited serving for 13 years in various areas of Factory Management. Co-founded Avasarala during the year 1985 along with seven more colleagues from Bharat Electronics Limited which has grown to Rs.2 Billion revenues during FY-2013. Instrumental in successfully executing many one of the kind of very critical projects for Space, Nuclear, International projects like CERN, ITER etc. Presently heading the organization headquartered at Bangalore as Managing Director. Avasarala is a significant player in the field of Nuclear power, Space products, Factory Automation and Healthcare Equipments. Has the vision of taking Avasarala getting global recognition in multiple fields.
Jaitapur Deputy Director & Head of EDF Mumbai Liaison Office
Dr Fawzi Issa has been working for the EDF Group since 2003. He started as a Research Engineer in charge of high speed power line communications using power distribution networks. He then joined the nuclear power generation division where he dealt with skills development as full scope simulator Instructor and later on real time operation of two nuclear reactors as Deputy Operations Department Manager. From 2012 to 2017, Dr Issa took over the position of Managing Director of EDF South Africa, he represented the EDF Group for Southern Africa and focused on cross border regional projects along with the nuclear new build programme of South Africa. Since 2017, Dr Issa has relocated to Mumbai where he currently is the Deputy Director of the Jaitapur nuclear power project and ensures local coordination with various stakeholders as Head of EDF Mumbai office.
For more than 45 years, L3 MAPPS Inc. (subsidiary of L3Harris Technologies) has worked with leading utilities, plant designers and research organizations to create superior training simulator and engineering-assist simulators and has established itself as the world’s pre-eminent manufacturer of power plant simulators for PHWR, PWR, BWR and gas-cooled reactors.
We have vast experience in supporting New Build projects with our simulation solutions—resulting in significant error reduction in the plant designs.
In 2019, in order to make planning, plant design and training activities more effective, L3Harris introduced disruptive display technology–Orchid® IX–bringing 3D visualization solutions to life without VR headsets!
L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains.
Michell Bearings is part of the British Engines Group (www.britishengines.com) and is a global leader in the design and manufacture of hydrodynamic whitemetal and polytetrafluroethylene (PTFE) lined bearings for a wide variety of marine and industrial applications. The company has two manufacturing sites in South Shields, UK, and Bangalore India together with a global sales network and celebrated its centenary in 2020.
In the nuclear power sector, product applications include bearings for nuclear reactor cooling water pumps / motors inside the nuclear island together with bearings for condensate extraction pumps / motors and cooling water circulation pumps / motors in the conventional island. Recent tests involving major European manufacturers of main reactor cooling pumps and motors have demonstrated that Michell Bearings has a unique capability in the design and manufacture of thrust bearings that are able to run down under Station Black Out conditions and restart without any reliance on external hydrostatic oil injection systems.
Michell Bearings India LLP was established in 1994 and has long standing relationships with all manufacturers of rotating equipment across India. A core element of the company strategy is to deliver product solutions for Indian nuclear power projects in line with the Government of India objectives for localisation and Indian manufacturing content.
Aarna Law LLP is a counsel led independent boutique law practice providing a range of legal services and solutions for domestic and international clients. Established in August 2013, the wide array of experience of its team makes Aarna a force to reckon with, particularly in the fields of
domestic and international dispute resolution, corporate and commercial advisory, regulatory and forensic investigation.
Aarna aims to provide outstanding legal solutions in our practice areas, however complex or challenging, with a strong emphasis on ethics. By analyzing client issues practically and commercially Aarna is able to consistently provide professional services in a quick and specialized manner from its offices located in Bengaluru, Mumbai and New Delhi.