About Dr. R.K. Tyagi

Dr. Ravindra Kumar Tyagi


  • B.Engg. (Electronics & Communication) – 1975: Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T.) Roorkee – also a distinguished alumni (year 2010).
  • MBA (Marketing) – IGNOU, New Delhi.
  • Advanced Leadership Program – 2005: Indian School of Business (I.S.B.), Hyderabad.
  • Ph.D (Doctorate in Management Studies) - Agra University, U.P.
EXPERIENCE (45 years including 14 years at Board level positions)

  • President, Aeronautical Society of India (2018-2020)
  • Independent Director on Board of Air India and head of Board Sub-Committee on operational safety, NRC and HRD (2017-2020).
  • Chairman, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (a Navratna company) from March 2012 to Jan 2015
  • CMD, Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd. (a Mini Navratna company) from May 2007 to Mar 2012.
  • Served ONGC in various fields like IT Networks, Setcom, Infocom, Marketing and rose to the position of Head Marketing and Head Air Logistics (from April, 1976 to May 2007)
Specific Areas of Interest

  • Organisational Strategy and building strategical alliance, leadership and team development.
  • Growth/Turn-around Specialist in business operations.
  • Corporate governance and CSR.
  • R&D, Technology, Investment and risk Management.
  • Project management specially on projects of National importance.
  • Currently contributing in four areas of Indian strategic sectors – Petroleum, Aerospace, Defence and Higher education.
Current Contributions/Engagement

  • Honorary President – Centre for India Progressing – developing concepts/ideas for progress of India.
  • Former Chairman, Board of Governors of Malaviya National Institute of Technology (MNIT) Jaipur and of NIT, Uttarakhand contributing to the cause of higher technical education in India.
  • President of India nominee on the Executive council of RGNAU (RG National Aviation University) contribution for functioning, administration and strategy setup of the Institution. Also member of University court of JNU (Jawahar Lal Nehru University, New Delhi)
  • Founder Member – SAMDeS (Society of Aerospace and Marine Defence Studies) – A think tank in Delhi for formation of defence strategy and advocacy.
  • Advisor – FICCI CHAIR – on General Aviation and Helicopters in India leading to strategy and policy advocacy in Indian sectors.
  • CIEU (Centre for International Economic Understanding) Area chair on Defence and Aerospace, giving ideas, concepts and policy imperatives in these sectors.
  • Trustee – FAST (Foundation for Aviation and Sustainable Tourism) – developing strategy and concepts for Aviation and tourism industry in India.
  • Professor of Practice at IIT Roorkee and also Member, Board of Governors at Sri Sri University , Orissa.
  • Trustee – The Art of Living, Bangalore.
  • Honorary Advisor – TREATMEDLOGY (A Global Health Venture).
  • Independent Director/Director on board of various companies.
  • (Registration no: IDDB-DI-202001-002777 for Independent Director’s data bank of Indian Institute of corporate affairs (IICA).