Shri Brajesh Kumar Upadhyay assumed charge of the post of Chairman & Managing Director of Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) on 10 Jul 2022. He holds a B.E. degree in Electrical Engineering and is a Fellow member of Institute of Engineers, Kolkata and Institute of Electronic & Telecommunication Engineers, New Delhi. Prior to assuming the charge of CMD, he was the Director (Operations) of GSL responsible for successful execution of new shipbuilding projects. He joined GSL as Graduate Engineer Trainee in year 1991. During his long career of 30 plus years in GSL, he held various key appointments in the functional and operational areas of the organization and has made significant contributions in nearly all verticals viz. ship construction, diversification, indigenization, corporate planning, business development & strategy, ship repairs, infrastructure development and capacity building etc.
Shri Upadhyay played a major role in bringing new technologies to GSL through Transfer of Technologies and collaborations with reputed and established international firms. He has been pivotal in setting up of the General Engineering Services stream in the shipyard, marking the beginning of the hugely successful diversification era in GSL, which not only contribute sizeable share in GSL’s revenue, but also strengthens Govt. initiatives of Indigenization and Self-reliance in Defence. He has also been at the helm in increasing GSL’s global outreach and making inroads into untapped global defence market. He had successfully spearheaded the prestigious export projects to friendly countries, which has brought laurels to GSL at international level.