Raman R took charge as General Manager (Internal Audit) of Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) on August 1, 2020. He was working as Additional General Manager (Internal Audit) at BEL-Corporate Office prior to his elevation.
A post graduate in Commerce and Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Raman joined BEL on July 17, 1989, as Accounts Officer. He started his career, making significant contributions in almost all areas of Finance & Accounts working at BEL's Corporate Office and International Marketing Division.
In August 2010, he was transferred to BEL's Bangalore Complex, where he worked for about a decade, in various capacities and in many Strategic Business Units (SBUs) such as Military Communications (Milcom), Naval Systems (Radar & Fire Control Systems), Missile Systems and Central Finance.
During his tenure at BEL-Bangalore Complex, he played a pivotal role in contract finalisation and execution of many strategic projects including Coastal Surveillance System (CSS) Phase-I for Indian Coast Guard, CSS for Seychelles, Mauritius & Maldives, LYNX Gun Fire Control System (U2/U1 Mod), RAWL02 MK-IIA, Long-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LRSAM), Kerala-Fiber Optic Network (K-FON), Akash Missile System, etc. He has also travelled abroad in connection with Company's business matters. He took over as Additional General Manager (Internal Audit)/BEL-Corporate Office in April 2020.
Raman has spearheaded the formulation of BEL Executives' Pension Scheme and was instrumental in BEL bagging its first national award from ICWAI, New Delhi, for "Cost Management" during FY 2005-06.
He is the founder and convener of the "Defence Electronics CPE Study Circle of ICAI", an organisation which was established for the benefit of Chartered Accountants working in BEL. He has received the BEL Executive Excellence Award for the year 2013-14.