• Neel Mehta,   Co-Founder & Director, Asteria Aerospace

    Neel Mehta, Co-Founder & Director, Asteria Aerospace

  • India is said to be the fastest-growing drone market globally and is also one of the largest importers of military-grade Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). The advancements in robotics, artificial intelligence, miniaturization, automation, thermal imaging, and materials science augment various commercial and civilian applications of drones. These use cases span across sectors like power, agriculture, infrastructure, telecom, and mining. It’s no wonder there is a flood of emerging startups in the segment. However, besides the PLI scheme, the Government of India has executed a series of reforms to make India a globally renowned drone hub by 2030. While the compliance landscape continues to take shape, Neel Mehta, Director & Co-founder, Asteria Aerospace, talks to us about the driving factors and the challenges and opportunities in the market. Neel is a passionate aerospace & aviation professional with close to two decades of experience in the industry. In 2011, he co-founded Asteria, one of India’s leading Drone technology providers offering end-to-end solutions from aerial data capture to deriving actionable intelligence.

  • Navigating The Drone Industry Amidst The Rapidly Shaping Regulatory Landscape

India on the Moon

By: Sujith Vasudevan, Managing Editor

The ideal engineer is a composite. He is not a scientist, he is not a mathematician, he is not a sociologist or a writer, but he may use the knowledge and techniques of any or all of these

Human Capital & it's Understanding

By: Sudeep Kumar Sen, Vice President, Gi Group India

Human Capital refers to the economic value of a staff’s learnability from experience, adaptability to the changes at work place, exhibition of skills and adoption of new skills

Top 10 Chief Engineers - 2023

Business Approach: Impact of Technology on the Tiles Buying process

By: Alok Agarwal, Chief Marketing Officer, Orient bell Tiles

Technology is a transformative force in revolutionizing the customer purchasing process, streamlining it for ease and efficiency. Adopting technology, various organizations have introduced


Indian E-Vehicles Industry - Current Scenario & Future Prospects

By: Varsha K, Director - Business Development, Interplex

There are lot of aspects to business development from market research, identifying target customers, customer analysis, and having a thorough knowledge of the competitors and their strengths


Role of technology in reducing online payment frauds

By: Pratyush Chandramadhur, Chief Business Officer, AuthBridge Research Services

With online payments becoming the preferred form of transaction today, the possibility of exploiting payment systems to carry out fraudulent activities is also increasing. The adoption of digital evolution


Simplifying Complex Designs and Engineering Problem

By: Sneha Gurjar, Director, CEM Engineers

Complex construction projects are unique and driven by several factors impacted by project cost, project schedules and quality. To streamline the


4C & Generative AI - A Combination That Can Catapult B2B Marketing?

By: Vimal Pillai, VP - Strategy & Marketing, Clover Infotech

One of the constant thoughts in a B2B marketer’s mind is to successfully channelize marketing

  • Top 10 Chief Engineers - 2023

    Chief Engineers Creating Improved Standard of Living 
    A chief engineer is the highest-ranking engineer within a company's engineering department. They're responsible for leading a team of engineers to complete projects. They work closely with other engineers and technicians to safely and effectively complete projects on schedule. Work with a team of engineers to prepare architectural, mechanical, structural calculations, qualifying HVAC and steel designs. Establish and monitor contractual obligations with OEM suppliers.

    "Chief Engineering Solutions for a Connected World"

    Importance of Chief Engineers: chief engineers are responsible for implement engineering & management solutions and company policies necessary for attaining FAA production certification. A Chief engineer takes charge of an entire engineering department, leading a team as they complete various projects. Chief engineers work alongside other engineers and technicians, approving designs, calculating costs, negotiating contracts, and executing plans safely and efficiently. A chief engineer is the highest-ranking engineer within a company's engineering department. They're responsible for leading a team of engineers to complete projects. They work closely with other engineers and technicians to safely and effectively complete projects on schedule. Significance of Chief Engineers: Chief engineers take part in creating practical solutions for an improved standard of living. Their specific plans and designs are then executed in tangible materials. The chief engineer is responsible for the technical supervision of the development, production or operation of an engineering project for a multinational corporation, a major company or a government institution. The chief engineer's presence is expected both in the office and on location. He/she may work outdoors, on a factory floor or near the construction site. The chief engineer works with other managerial staff to ensure project completion in an efficient manner. He/she oversees each phase of the installation, equipment maintenance or product development so that the team meets company specifications and complies with federal and state regulations.

    CEO Insights in this issue presents a list of ‘Top 10 Chief Engineers - 2023' who have leveraged their extensive industry expertise and experience in offering effective skills to the market. The following list has been prepared after being closely scrutinized by a distinguished panel of judges including CXOs, analysts and our editorial board. We recognize their valuable contribution to the ever expanding and competitive market and their ability to sustain themselves and emerge as top contestants through their reliable knowledge.

Top 10 Chief Engineers - 2023

Company Logo Company Management Company Name Company Description
Bhairavgarh Palace Amarnath Betal, Chief Engineer Bhairavgarh Palace A seasoned professional leader with over 18 years of experience spanning various leadership positions at renowned establishments across the hospitality and retail sectors
Indian School of Business Ashok Kumar, Director - Engineering Indian School of Business An avid engineer experienced in the middle east hospitality, also highly motivated from a mechanical electrical engineering background with more than 15 years of combined experience
ideaForge Dr. Avinash Gowda, Director Engineering ideaForge A seasoned leader with a strong background in product and innovation management with over 20 years of experience in autonomous systems and smart mobility
The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace Durga Prasad Das, Director of Engineering The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace A professional leader with a complete knowledge on project administration, govt and liasioning for necessary NOCs for services
Fariyas Resort Naseer Shaikh, Chief Engineer Fariyas Resort A visionary leader with 16 years of experience in several roles such as project engineer, executive engineer maintenance manager, senior maintenance manager and others
Mahindra Holidays & Resorts Neeraj Monga, Chief Engineer Mahindra Holidays & Resorts A proactive leader with 8 years of experience and with remarkable track record in the field of engineering
Pragati Resorts Satish Kumar, Chief Engineer Pragati Resorts A highly accomplished and driven professional leader with 17 years of in the fields of shift incharge, engineer supervisor, and assistant chief engineer
IHCL Shehjar Wali, Chief Engineer IHCL A proactive, responsible leader with deep knowledge on the development on robust systems oriented towards the hospitality industry
Sarovar Hotels & Resorts Sunil Jha, Chief Engineer Sarovar Hotels & Resorts A dynamic leader with demonstrated history of working in the hospitality industry and skilled in negotiation, operations management, hotel management, electrical troubleshooting
CarDekho Utsav Gupta, Director - Engineering CarDekho A innovative leader with over 16 years of experience and with remarkable track record in the field of engineering