Director & CEO
Sameer Bulchandani is the Director and CEO of Avdel India Private Limited. Sameer reports to the Company Board and is responsible for leading the company’s strategic planning, implementation, and business development initiatives. He has been involved in aerospace fasteners and hardware business since 1991. Sameer leads an innovation think-tank that guides the group through a changing economic landscape seizing opportunities to establish new businesses and as well as exit opportunities for existing ones. He remains actively involved in Avdel India’s
- Organic Growth as well as Mergers & Acquisitions
- Post Acquisition Integration
- Capital Allocation and Financial Review
- Business Development
- Vendor Development
- Team Building, and
- Performance Measurement.
Sameer led the Avdel India team to a successful demerger and subsequent sale of one of the manufacturing facilities to Stanley Black & Decker in 2010. He is currently leading Avdel India’s initiative into the Business Aviation Segment, a new initiative and focus area for the company.
Sameer is an active member of the Society of Indian Aerospace Technologies and Industries (SIATI) as well as of the Indian Society for Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering (ISAMPE) and the Society for Aerospace Manufacturing Engineers (SAME) & Business Aviation Operators Association (BAOA) in India.
Sameer has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Engineering from Brown University, Rhode Island. He enjoys music, art, traveling, golf, and skiing.
Mentor and General Manager – Technical Sales Support
H N Murthy is a Graduate Engineer who joined Avdel in 1997. He has a vast Aeronautical Experience of nearly 50 years. Before joining Avdel, he worked with Hindusthan Aeronautics Limited, for nearly 28 years and held various posts, in Divisions like Aircraft Division, Helicopter Division, and Nashik Mig Division.
H N Murthy graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the College Of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai in 1964. After Graduation, he worked with GTRE, Bangalore, as a Senior Scientific Asst. He completed his Master's Degree in Production Engineering, from College Of Engineering, Guindy, and Diploma in Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning from the Central Polytechnic, Chennai in 1967. After Post Graduation, he worked as an Associate Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at College Of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai before joining HAL in 1968. After joining HAL, he underwent a course in Aeronautical Engineering at Air Force Technical College, Bangalore as part of his training with HAL.
Mr. Murthy has wide-ranging interests like Travelling, Photography, Listening to Music both Carnatic and Folk Songs, Stamp Collection, etc., He has a flair for Languages. He is fluent in Indian Languages like Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, And also in English. He has done a basic course in Foreign Languages like French and German. He reads a lot to keep himself abreast of things.
General Manager, Accounts & Finance
Hitesh joined Avdel India in 2013. He remains actively involved in Avdel India’s Financial Planning, Accounts, MIS, and Compliance. He also oversees all pricing related issues for suppliers and customers, as well as Human Resources Development. He has over 18 years of experience in various fields including finance, business intelligence, taxation &, compliance.
Hitesh is a Chartered Accountant & has completed his Business Consultancy Studies from JBIMS, Mumbai, and is a qualified Information Systems Auditor.
Hitesh enjoys - traveling & reading.
General Manager - Sales & Supply Management.
Nandish joined Avdel India in the year 2003 and remains actively involved in Avdel India’s Sales & Product Supply Management. He has over 20 years of experience in the Aerospace sector and before joining Avdel he held various positions in the Avionics department in Taneja Aerospace and Aviation Ltd.
Nandish is an Electronics Engineering Graduate from Bangalore University & completed a graduate apprentice course from Bharat Electronics, Bangalore.
In his free time, Nandish likes Drawing, Painting, and playing Cricket.
Senior Manager - Product Supply Management.
Lekha started her career with Avdel India in the year 2000. With her extensive experience in material procurement and vendor development activities, she is now heading the Product Supply Management department.
Lekha holds a degree in Sociology & Philosophy from Mumbai University.
Watching Movies, following Cricket & Gardening are her hobbies.
Manager – Inside Sales Support
Katyayani joined Avdel India in the year 2009 & has several years of experience in Product Supply Management & Customer Support. She currently oversees the entire Inside Sales Support function for Avdel India.
Katyayani is a Commerce graduate from Mumbai University & has completed the Diploma in Finance from Welingkar Institute of Management.
Katyayani is fond of singing, dancing & cooking & has completed two years of training in classical singing.
Dy. General Manager
Amit joined Avdel India in the year 2015 and currently handles Avdel India's- Aviation Business which supports Business & Commercial Aviation & MRO in India with services like Trip management, Aircraft brokerage, Air Charters & Concierge Services & Supply interior refurbishment products & services.
Amit holds an MBA degree with a specialization in Sales & Marketing in addition to his graduate degree from the University of Mumbai.
In his spare time, Amit likes playing cricket, drawing, and reading books.