Akhil Joshi has been appointed as Director on the Board of Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL). He has assumed charge as Director (Power) of the Maharatna Public Sector engineering and manufacturing enterprise.
He was previously Executive Director (MSX & HR) at BHEL’s Power Sector Headquarters in New Delhi. As Director (Power), Joshi will be responsible for marketing, erection, commissioning, overall management of power projects and the after-market business for the company.
Joshi has a diverse experience of over 36 years, working in major segments of BHEL. In his previous role as Executive Director of the Corporate Technology Management (CTM) group of the company, he was responsible for overseeing company-wide technology acquisition and assimilation from world leaders, in-house product development, forging strategic alliances, management of BHEL’s various joint ventures and Mergers & Acquisitions (M&As).
He also held various leadership positions in Spares and Services business of Power Sector, Technology Licensing and International Operations divisions of BHEL. As head of Technology Licensing, he successfully led negotiations to acquire key technologies from leading OEMs across the globe. The acquisition of these technologies has been crucial for the company in maintaining its competitive edge and expanding its range of offerings.
During his tenure at International Operations division, he played a key role in multifold growth of the company's business in highly competitive overseas markets, such as the Middle East, South East Asia, Africa, the CIS regions, the Mediterranean and Europe. He successfully pioneered BHEL’s maiden entry into the utility segments of various overseas markets, such as Iraq, Vietnam, Belarus, Bangladesh, Cyprus and Egypt. His experience also includes stints at the Project Management Group (PMG) of the Power Sector and at the company’s Heavy Electrical Equipment Plant (HEEP) at Haridwar.
Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs
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