Dr. R.K. Tyagi

Non-official Independent Director on Board of Air India, Mentor Director- Defence innovators & Industry Association.  Former Chairman of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited from March 2012 to January 2015. Chairman of the Board and Managing Director of Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited (PHHL) from May 2007 to February 2012. Joined ONGC as a Graduate Trainee 1976 and through various assignments rose to the position of General Manager in 2003 and continued serving ONGC up to May 2007.

A Doctor of Philosophy in Management Studies from Agra University. An Engineering Graduate in Electronics & Telecommunication (1975) from IIT Roorkee. Possesses a Degree of Master in Business Administration, IGNOU. Attended Advanced Leadership course on Public Sector Management for 15 months at Indian School of Business, Hyderabad


Under his leadership and strategic direction HAL

  • Formed SBU for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • Formed SPV for Civil Aircraft Design
  • Formed a joint venture company with for Establishing a Skill Council for Aerospace Sector
  • Started of Civil MRO Business at Nasik
  • Started the process of opening up of Nasik Airport for Civil operations
  • Achieved unprecedented sales & profit levels