Mr. Brajesh Kumar Upadhyay assumed charge of the post of Chairman & Managing Director of Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) on 10.07.2022. 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. During his illustrious 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 of the organization viz. ship construction, ship repairs, corporate planning, business development & strategy, diversification, indigenization, infrastructure development and capacity building etc.
Mr Brajesh Kumar Upadhyay has been at the forefront in increasing GSL’s global outreach and making inroads into untapped global defence market. He 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. Under his leadership, GSL successfully ventured into innovative products such as multiple variants of Simulators, GRP Boats, Shipboard equipments like Fin Stabilizers, Landing Grids etc. These state of the art diversified products not only contribute sizeable share in GSL’s revenue, but also strengthens Govt. initiatives of Indigenization and Self-reliance in Defence.
Mr Upadhyay has represented GSL at numerous national and international forums, meetings, seminars, symposiums etc and has successfully leveraged the opportunities in export promotion. He had successfully spearheaded the prestigious export projects to friendly countries, which has brought laurels to GSL at international level.
Known for his strong faith in technology-driven innovations, open communication and goal-oriented working style, Mr Brajesh Kumar Upadhyay is passionate about GSL’s multi-dimensional growth, to make it a global organization, meeting the requirement of domestic as well as foreign customers in shipbuilding and allied areas.