Dinesh Kumar Batra assumed charge as Director (Finance) of Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) on August 1, 2020.
Dinesh Batra is an alumnus of Harcourt Butler Technical University (HBTU), Kanpur, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), Delhi, and Management Development Institute, Gurgaon. He joined BEL at its Ghaziabad Unit in 1984 and in a career spanning over three and half decades, served the Company in various capacities in Ghaziabad, Delhi, Pune and Bengaluru. Prior to his elevation as Director (Finance), he headed Internal Audit at BEL's Corporate Office, Regional Office-Delhi and Pune Unit as General Manager. With his expertise in cost and financial management, he turned around the Pune Unit with consistent, multi-fold growth in top and bottom line.
Dinesh Batra was instrumental in the company's move to foray into the Electro-Explosive segment. To make India "Aatmanirbhar" in Electronic Artillery Fuzes and other ammunitions, he got 200 acres land allotted by Maharashtra Government at Nagpur to set up an Explosive Integration Complex. He is also credited with BEL entering into Li-on battery packs for automobiles to support the e-Mobility programme of the Government of India. He was instrumental in BEL-Pune diversifying into the indigenous development and manufacturing of X-ray Baggage Inspection System, Fuel Cell, Fiber Optic Gyro, Chemical Agent Monitor, etc.
Dinesh Batra has the ability to anticipate and address key financial issues, thereby creating wealth for the company. He has rich experience in all areas of Finance, strong analytical skills, strategic thinking and exemplary leadership skills.