Distinguished scientist Dr Samir V. Kamat, Director General Naval Systems & Materials (NS & M) has been appointed as Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
Dr Kamat obtained B. Tech. (Hons) in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT Kharagpur in 1985 and PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from The Ohio State University, USA in 1988, specialising in the area of mechanical behaviour of materials. Dr Kamat joined DRDO at DMRL, Hyderabad, as Scientist ‘C’ in 1989 and rose to the position of the Director of the lab on August 17, 2015.
ATR has appointed the new Chief Executive Officer, Nathalie Tarnaud Laude, effective from September 17, 2022. Nathalie Tarnaud Laude is currently NH Industries’ President and Senior Vice President Head of the NH90 Programme for Airbus Helicopters. Prior to this, she held various senior positions at Airbus in strategy, programme, technology and finance. Nathalie joined Airbus in 2005 and holds a MBA from London Business School.