Mr. I.V. Sarma has experience of over 38 years in the Electronics industry in India. His experience covers a number of functions including R&D, Manufacturing, Domestic and International business development, Project Management, Offsets Management, Strategic Planning, Setting up of factories, and formation of JVs.
He has worked in diverse fields of Electronics business covering Radars, Communication systems, C4I projects, Electronic Warfare, Naval Systems, Optoelectronics, Electronic components, Telecommunications, Solar power and e-governance. Mr. Sarma was Director (R&D) in Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL), a Navratna PSU, in the business of Defence Electronics, for over four years. He headed three units of BEL before becoming Director on its Board. He was also on the Board of BEL Optronics devices Ltd.
As Director R&D at BEL, Mr. Sarma played a vital role in leading a team of 1800 engineers on path of self reliance in the field of Defence Electronics. Mr. Sarma was credited with many achievements in Development of technology, Product Development, Productivity improvements, and development of technical manpower. Under his leadership in R&D and technology development, BEL received several prestigious awards including the Raksha Mantri (Indian Defence Minister)’s awards for Innovation, Technology development and Import substitution, SCOPE awards for R&D and SODET awards. For his achievements, he received AOC’s award for Best contributor in the field of Electronic warfare in PSUs.
Mr. Sarma was Chair of IRSI (International Radar Symposium of India) and Co-chair of EWCI. He is also a member of the advisory committee of Project Management Institute and Research committee of LRDE. Mr. Sarma has long association with the Defense Research and Development Organization, Other Research Labs in India and a number of academic Institutions. He is a Fellow of IETE.
He is an Electronics & Communications engineer with MBA from FMS, Delhi.
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