Damodaran SubramanianManaging Director, Safran Engineering Services India Pvt. Ltd.

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Damodaran currently holds the position of Managing Director in SAFRAN Engineering Services India, Leading 400 Engineering Experts in the areas of Aerospace & Defense Product development, Engineering, control Software development, Manufacturing engineering & Product support engineering.

He started his career in 1990 in Heavy Automobile Manufacturing Company Ashok Leyland, later he worked in a Detroit based Engineering company EASI managing the Offshore Engineering Services for US and European customers. He joined Safran Engineering Services in Nov 2004.

Over the years, he held various key positions and was responsible for developing offshore talents and services to global automotive, aerospace, railway majors and Indian defense industries. He started his SAFRAN career as Director – Systems Design and worked on several transnational projects including B787, A380 and A350 for Boeing and Airbus. He was responsible for Key account management for Safran Landing Systems (earlier MESSIER-BUGATTIDOWTY) for the global SES business from 2012– 2014. Before taking up the role of Managing Director, he held the position of Senior Vice President – Responsible for Business Development, Strategy and Delivery of Engineering Business at SES India.

Damodaran holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and Bachelor & Master’s degree in Systems & Information. In addition, he underwent several management programs in SAFRAN University, IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Bangalore. He is also well connected with SAE INTERNATIONAL and holds key advisory position in SAEINDIA Aerospace Forum and SAEINDIA Bangalore Section. Chair Person for the EV-Research Laboratory in Christ University Engineering College in collaboration with IEEE.

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