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.
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).