Shri Jayadeva E. P
Director (Operations)
Shri Jayadeva E. P

Shri Jayadeva E. P.  holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore and did Masters from IIT Madras in Aircraft Production Engineering.

He joined Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in 1987 as a Management Trainee, and has about 33 years of experience in the areas of Manufacturing, Assembly, Overhaul, Upgrades, Customer support, Indigenisation and other Management functions. He worked in various Divisions/Offices like Overhaul Division, Aircraft Division, LCA Tejas Division and Corporate Office. He is known for his contributions in managing new Fighter Aircraft Manufacturing, Overhaul and Upgrade from project inception to execution stage. In his stint at corporate planning he has played a significant role in framing perspective plans of the Company. He was instrumental in establishment of Repair & Overhaul and Upgrade facility for Kiran, Hawk and Mirage Aircraft at Overhaul Division. He was instrumental in developing indigenously high value Ground Support Equipment / Ground Handling Equipment for Overhaul and Upgrade lines. He has also served as Director on two (2) Joint Venture Companies of HAL.

Prior to taking over as Director (Operations), Shri Jayadeva was holding the post of General Manager, LCA Tejas Division, Bangalore.  During his tenure the division saw a sustained growth and reached production of 8 aircraft during 2021-22. He had taken path breaking steps with the strategic outsourcing of structural assemblies from Indian Industries, which is poised to grow further. He undertook the Product Quality enhancement initiatives and capacity augmentation process for Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) to double the rate of production to 16 aircraft per annum and successfully established second production for LCA.

Shri. Jayadeva steered the finalization of 83 LCA MK1A Contract with IAF during Feb 2021. The deal was considered biggest “Make in India” defence contract and will boost the defence eco-system in India