Our LeadershipMeet the handpicked team of experts driving Air Works
D. Anand BhaskarMD & CEO
D. Anand Bhaskar MD & CEO
Anand has total experience of 27 years, including over 10 years as CFO / Controller of large corporations. Prior to Air Works, he served as Vice President-Finance in Moser Baer, as Senior VP and Global Controller in Genpact and as Head of Finance in Canon India. He has significant experience in setting up green field projects, and global financial systems and processes. Anand is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Ravi S MenonDirector
Ravi S Menon Director
Ravi has been associated with the company for 45 years and has managed the company's affairs through its developing stages. As a fellow of the Aeronautical Society of India, he has been actively involved in the Indian aviation industry, working closely with industry bodies and regulatory agencies to improve MRO infrastructure in India. Ravi is an active member of the FICCI civil aviation committee, a licensed AME and holds a private pilot's license.
Alok AnandChairman & CEO, Acumen Aviation
Alok Anand Chairman & CEO, Acumen Aviation
Alok is the founder and Chairman of Acumen Aviation. Alok started his career as an aircraft engineer with Jet Airways, moved to Air Deccan and rapidly rose to lead the Maintenance Control Team for the airline. He then transitioned into an entrepreneur and founded Acumen Aviation in 2008.
Ajay SharmaCEO, SA Air Works
Ajay Sharma CEO, SA Air Works
As the head of SA Air Works, Ajay spearheads the Avionics business for the Air Works Group. Highly experienced in both Civil and Defense markets, he holds more than 25 years of collective experience across Sales, Business Development, Strategy and General Management. His Technical and Commercial expertise stretches across multiple business streams spanning satellite, radio, fibre-broadband transmission, Electronic Warfare, Combat systems, IT and Aerospace. Prior to joining SA Air Works, Ajay served at Collins Aerospace, Tata Communications and HCL Infosystems in various capacities.
Deepak BijlaniDirector – Legal
Deepak Bijlani Director – Legal
Deepak is a law graduate from CCS University, Company Secretary from ICSI and has over 18 years of experience. Prior to joining Air Works in 2012, Deepak was Head of Contracts for Bombardier Transportation. He has also worked with Moser Baer Photo Voltaic Limited, GlobalLogic India and Nucleus Software Exports. Deepak also holds post graduate diplomas in cyber laws from NALSAR and in tax laws from the Indian Law Institute.
Rachit JainDirector - Finance
Rachit Jain Director - Finance
Rachit is a Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountant of India, with 17 years of leadership experience in Financial Planning & Forecasting, Controllership, Treasury, M&A Due Diligence, & Investor Reporting. He has been with Air Works since 2010. Prior to joining Air Works Rachit served with NYSE listed Genpact Limited.
Mr. Gaurav SahniAVP – Brand & Communications
Mr. Gaurav Sahni AVP – Brand & Communications
Gaurav has worked with leading B2B and B2C brands such as Ericsson, Aricent (now Altran), Edelman, Jet Airways and United Colors of Benetton. He brings over two decades of 360° experience in defining strategy and tactical programs across Communications, Marketing & Brand Management that enhance trust, grow corporate reputation, improve stakeholder engagement and employee connect.
Gaurav champions the power of ideas which can provide enterprises with new flavor to tighter integration with core values, professionalize Communications frameworks & delivery, and, accelerate and standardize efforts to achieve and strengthen Company vision.
Mr. Mangesh KaryakarteChief Sales Officer - Airline & Defense MRO
Mr. Mangesh Karyakarte Chief Sales Officer - Airline & Defense MRO
As the Chief Sales Officer, Mangesh leads the business development portfolio at Air Works for Airline and Defense Sales. He is an extremely skilled, versatile and an affable industry professional with over three decades of hardcore aviation experience, including over 20 years with the Indian Air Force (IAF), where in his last role, he was the Commanding Officer, Ground Navigation Aids MRO.
Prior to joining Air Works, Mangesh was a Planning Manager at SpiceJet, where he managed the scheduled fleet maintenance for the airline’s fleet of B-737NG & Q-400s and oversaw quality, maintenance training and budgets. He is an expert negotiator, a gifted communicator and excellent at client relationships, having repeatedly produced strong growth with sustained revenue while implementing Air Works’ strategic vision, in synergy with its objectives.
Ramkumar MohanChief Information Officer
Ramkumar Mohan Chief Information Officer
Ram is a resourceful IT leader with significant capability and over 20 years of experience in Technology Management and Operations. He spearheads the Information Technology function at Air Works and support the growth and digital initiatives of the company, through his out of box thinking and innovation. Prior to joining Air Works in 2014, Ram was Head-IT & CISO for Orbis Financial Corporation Limited.
Prarthana KherHead - Human Resources
Prarthana Kher Head - Human Resources
Prarthana heads the Human Resources function at Air Works, and has been instrumental in setting up policies and processes and a recruitment engine supporting the company's rapid growth. Prior to joining Air Works in 2009, she worked with the Essar Group. She holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources.
Nitin AgarwalChief Commercial Officer
Nitin Agarwal Chief Commercial Officer
Nitin is a Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountant of India, with 19 years of leadership experience in Financial Planning & Analysis, Controllership, Product Costing, Pricing & Contracts and Working Capital Management. He has been with Air Works since 2011. Prior to joining Air Works Nitin served with NYSE listed Genpact Limited and also served with Moser Baer & Bharti Airtel.
Amit SinhaPresident Corporate Affairs & Accountable Manager – Airline MRO
Amit Sinha President Corporate Affairs & Accountable Manager – Airline MRO
Amit has over 42 years of experience in the aviation industry including flight operations, planning, airport management, ATCs, and charter and aircraft management. Currently, he heads Air Works’ Corporate Affairs. Amit had been instrumental in setting up Taj Air, the flight charter arm of Tata Group companies and has played a key role in setting up Jamshedpur Airport. He has also served as the CEO of GMR Aviation.
Mukesh BhatiaHead Business Aviation MRO
Mukesh Bhatia Head Business Aviation MRO
Mukesh is a Chartered Accountant with 17 Years of work experience. He joined Air Works with Business Aviation MRO in 2008 and has driven growth, process improvements and established financial/compliance structure for the company. Prior to Air Works, he has worked with Iflex Solutions (Subsidiary of Oracle Ltd) & Billion Act Ltd (Hong Kong).