Our People

This is our team, a lot of smiling happy people and we believe that "Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together".

Core Team

Rajendra Chodankar

Founder & Chairman

Rajendra Chodankar

Founder & Chairman

Rajendra Chodankar is indeed the Founder, Promoter, and Chairman of RRP S4E INNOVATION PVT LTD, a Technology Consulting Company specializing in Electro-optics. The company's core areas of expertise include the design and development of Medical Devices, Thermal Imaging Systems, and Night Vision Devices.
He’s embarked on his professional journey in the year 1990, and in 1996, he initiated the incorporation of a private limited firm with a focus on providing specialized systems in mass spectrometry, vacuum systems, and elemental analysis. As a promoter of Mechvac, he played a key role in establishing a unique nano-machining facility in 2001, which was the first of its kind in India.

In 2004, successfully established a prototyping facility for production purposes. The company achieved a significant milestone in 2005 when it produced 1000 modules with a remarkable 1-micron tolerance across the board. The production volume further increased to nearly 3000 modules by 2010, showcasing the company's growth.
In 2012, He's expertise extended to the production of large-size telescopes for MACE telescopes, primarily utilized in space applications. Additionally, in 2016, his company manufactured over 10,000 optical components for a Thermal Imaging Fire Control System (TIFCS) intended for TT2.

Finally, in 2018, He established RRP S4E to provide comprehensive design capabilities for full-scale production. The company leverages its strengths in electro-optics to deliver innovative solutions in the field.

Lt Gen SK Saini

PVSM, AVSM, YSM,
VSM(Retd) ADC

Strategic Advisor

Lt Gen SK Saini

PVSM, AVSM, YSM,
VSM(Retd) ADC

Strategic Advisor

Accomplished leader and former Vice Chief of Army Staff with a distinguished 40-year career in the Indian Army, overseeing a force of 12 lakh personnel. Adept at leading large field Army commands, managing substantial budgets, and representing India on the international stage. Known for unwavering trustworthiness, decisive decision-making, and exceptional administrative prowess.

Led field Army commands with up to 2,50,000 personnel, demonstrating strong leadership and strategic acumen. Managed top-level budgets for the Indian Army, overseeing CAPEX budgets of approximately 1.8 Lakh Crores. Served as a key liaison internationally, coordinating with the Ministry of Defence, DRDO, Defence PSUs, and various government departments. Well-regarded for extensive writing contributions in journals, magazines, and newspapers, coupled with a wealth of international experience. Possesses rich combat experience and expertise in planning operations across India, including Northern and Western Fronts.

M V Gowtama

Independent Director

M V Gowtama

Independent Director

Innovative and, leading from the front, quick thinking with a remarkable memory, excellent communication skills, a cool and calm demeanour, and dynamism are the hallmarks of Mr. M V Gowtama, Former CMD of Bharat Electronics Limited.

Mr. Gowtama took charge as General Manager (Technology Planning) at BEL’s Corporate Office on February 1, 2010. Under his leadership, a Knowledge Management Portal was created. He was instrumental in bringing out a comprehensive R&D Manual and the R&D Vision Document. He initiated the drive for Collaborative R&D.

Mr. Gowtama later served as General Manager (Military Communications)/BEL-Bengaluru Unit, where he spearheaded the development and production of Software Defined Radio (SDR) for the defence forces. He was Executive Director (Missile Systems) at BEL’s Bengaluru Unit before he took charge as the Chairman and Managing Director on 8th November 2016.

During his tenure, BEL grew at a CAGR of 12%. Under his leadership, BEL achieved the landmark turnover of Rs.13,818 Crores during FY 2020-21 despite the challenges posed by the COVID19 Pandemic & intense competition. Under his dynamic leadership, BEL’s order book has grown to Rs. 53,000 Crs at a healthy pace. The 30,000 ICU ventilators supplied to the Govt of India to combat the pandemic in a record time is a feather in his cap.

He was instrumental in pursuing business in the non-defence segment - Homeland Security solutions, Smart City, Energy Storage Products including e-Vehicle Charging Stations, Solar, Space Electronics including Satellite integration, Network & Cyber Security, Railways & Metro Solutions, Airport Solutions, Medical Electronics, Composites and Software Solutions. He set up new Strategic Business Units and micro SBUs to address these new areas.
Mr. Gowtama has engineered strategic partnerships with leading global players as well as in the domestic segment for long-term business growth and expansion. He has expanded the global footprint of BEL by opening marketing offices in Vietnam, Myanmar, Oman, and Sri Lanka.
Mr. Gowtama has given greater thrust to R&D for increasing indigenization and value addition in products/systems. BEL’s total investment on R&D as a percentage of turnover is the highest among defence PSUs. Mr. Gowtama was instrumental in setting up Product Development & Innovation Centre (PD&IC) at Bengaluru.
Mr. Gowtama is passionate about the competency enhancement of the employees. He advocates improving their skills for present and future roles. He spearheaded setting up the BEL Academy for Excellence. Mr. Gowtama is a champion of Corporate Social Responsibility.
With Mr. Gowtama at the helm, BEL has won a host of prestigious awards including the CII EXIM Bank Business Excellence Award (2018) for Bangalore Complex and the Jury’s Commendation for Role Model Organisation. Mr. Gowtama has won many accolades for being a wonderful leader: ‘Business Leader of the Year’ Award; CEO with HR Orientation Award; Engineering Council of India's Commendation Award; Great Son of the Soil Award; Hall of Fame Award by Manufacturing Today; Amity Leadership Award for Business Excellence and Most Enterprising CEO in Electronics Sector.
Post his superannuation from BEL, Mr M V Gowtama joined the Boards of Nibe Limited, Anshuni Commercials Limited, CoreEL Technologies Pvt Ltd, Techware Pvt Ltd, S3V Vascular Technologies Pvt Ltd and Crystal Matrix Pvt Ltd.

Virendra Singh

DQAS (Retd), SAG
Technical Advisor

Virendra Singh

Technical Advisor
Former Principal Scientific Officer (NFSG)
Ministry of Defence (DGQA),
Government of India

Virendra Singh is a highly accomplished individual with extensive experience in the fields of electronics and telecommunications engineering, defense opto-electronics production, and quality control/assurance. He graduated from I.E.T.E. in New Delhi with a degree in electronics and telecommunication engineering. During his academic journey, he received a fellowship from the Institute of Engineers India (FIE), Kolkata and the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers, New Delhi.

After completing his education, He served as a civil servant and Group-A DQAS (Directorate of Quality Assurance Services) officer for nearly 25 years in the defense ministry and government of India. His responsibilities primarily focused on defense opto-electronics production and quality control/assurance, indicating his expertise in these areas.

In addition to his professional achievements, he is also a veteran, having served in the Indian Navy for 19 years. His military experience further enhances his knowledge and skills in the defense sector.

Currently, He holds the position of Technical Advisor at RRP S4E Innovation Pvt. Ltd., where he likely utilizes his vast expertise to provide technical guidance and support for the company's innovative projects and initiatives.

L. M. Singh

Executive Director

L. M. Singh

Executive Director

L. M. Singh is an accomplished professional who currently holds the position of Executive Director at RRP S4E Innovation Pvt Ltd. His role entails overseeing the organization's daily operations, logistics, and purchasing functions.

Mr. Singh completed his postgraduate studies at Allahabad University, which provided him with a strong academic foundation. Following his education, he joined the Ministry of Finance's Revenue Service as an appraising officer, where he gained valuable experience in assessing and evaluating financial matters.

During his impressive 29-year tenure, Mr. Singh also served in the Department of Customs, where he held various positions and managed several departments. His extensive experience in the customs sector likely provided him with a deep understanding of customs regulations, trade processes, and international logistics.

As the Executive Director of RRP S4E Innovation, Mr. Singh leverages his expertise in managing day-to-day operations, ensuring smooth logistics, and handling purchasing activities. His responsibilities likely encompass strategic decision-making, resource allocation, and overseeing the overall functioning of the organization.

With his diverse background and wealth of experience, L. M. Singh brings valuable skills and knowledge to his current role, contributing to the success and growth of RRP S4E Innovation Pvt Ltd.

Satish Bhat

Strategic Advisor

Satish Bhat

Strategic Advisor

Satish Bhat is a professional with a diverse educational and professional background. He graduated from VJTI (Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute) in Mumbai with a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree. Following that, he pursued an MBA from IMI (International Management Institute) in New Delhi. He further enhanced his skills and knowledge by completing a Global Leadership program at the prestigious Kellogg School of Management in Chicago, United States.

In terms of his professional experience, He held the position of General Manager at Mahindra and Mahindra, a prominent Indian multinational automobile manufacturing corporation. After his tenure at Mahindra and Mahindra, he worked as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at SCHULER India Private Limited, a subsidiary of SCHULER AG, a global leader in metal forming technology.

Subsequently, he served as the Managing Director (MD) at Ador Welding Limited, a well-known Indian welding equipment and consumables manufacturing company.

Joined RR4 S4E approximately a year ago, with the objective of supporting the company's growth and helping achieve its vision. In his role, he focuses on business development, nurturing and developing talent, and promoting the indigenization of products as part of the "Make in India" initiatives. He also works on strategic tie-ups to increase exports from RR4 S4E to the Western world, thereby expanding the company's reach and market presence.

Pramod Kasat

Financial Advisor

Pramod Kasat

Financial Advisor

Pramod is an MBA graduate from Mumbai University. He also has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics Engineering (Hons) from BITS Pilani.

He is a Managing Director at Intellecap, an Investment Banking arm of Aavishkaar group, a leading catalyst of equitable development globally by supporting entrepreneurial intervention through the provision of risk capital.

He has almost three decades of experience in structured finance, Investment Banking and private credit with an exceptional track record of leadership. Before joining Intellecap, he was country head-investment banking at Indusind Bank. He has also served as a director at Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank’s global markets team as a coverage banker.

He has extensive deal experience in India in sectors like Tech Enabled Impact oriented businesses, Healthcare, Infrastructure, industrials and logistics amongst others.

Also, Currently he is on the board of Advanced Enzymes Ltd, Fermenta Biotech, Natural Capsules Ltd, Saisilk Kalamandir Ltd as an Independent director. He is ex-independent director of Shilpa Medicare Ltd. He is also advisor to Experts Advisory Committee at IIM Udaipur Incubation Center. He is also member of Expert Committee of Maharashtra Govt’s MAIF Fund ( Cat –II)

Management Team

Ranjit Balan

Sr. Vice President

Ranjit Balan

Sr. Vice President

He has been an integral part of RRP S4E since 2005, consistently demonstrating exceptional dedication. He has worked closely alongside our Chairman, fostering a strong collaboration. His journey within the company began at the grassroots level, gaining valuable experience in machining, coating, and quality control.

Over time, he have developed a profound understanding of these areas, becoming an expert. His profound expertise in electronics hardware has played a crucial role in driving the advancements of RRP S4E. His versatile skill set and extensive experience make them an invaluable asset to our organization.

He currently holds the position of Senior Vice President of the organisation.

Shikhar Gupta

Asst. VP of Business Development

Shikhar Gupta

Assistant Vice President of Business Development

He is the head of the Business Development department at RRP S4E Innovation Pvt. Ltd., is a highly accomplished professional with a strong educational background and a diverse range of experience. He completed his B.Tech. from one of Noida's most prestigious colleges, which provided him with a solid foundation in technical knowledge.

To further enhance his skills and broaden his business acumen, he has pursued an MBA from the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce. This combination of technical expertise and business management education has equipped him with a unique skill set to excel in his role at RRP S4E.

Before joining RRP S4E Innovation Pvt. Ltd., he worked in various industries, where he gained hands-on experience in managing production operations. This experience provided him with valuable insights into the operational aspects of different sectors, which he now leverages in his business development role.

He's dedication and hard work have propelled him up the corporate ladder at RRP S4E Innovation Pvt. Ltd. in a remarkably short period of time. As a key person in the core team, he plays a vital role in driving the company's growth and success.

He's technical knowledge, coupled with his excellent communication skills, enables him to effectively navigate business opportunities and forge strategic partnerships. He understands the importance of leveraging technology and innovation to propel RRP S4E into becoming an internationally recognized brand. He's ambitious vision of transforming RRP S4E into a globally recognized brand is supported by an enthusiastic team and the guidance of experienced advisors. Together, they work towards realizing the company's goals and establishing its presence in the international market.

With he's leadership, technical expertise, and strong business acumen, RRP S4E Innovation Pvt. Ltd. is well-positioned to achieve its vision and make a significant impact in the industry.

Apoorva Raut

Asst. VP of Electro-optics and QC

Apoorva Raut

Assistant Vice President of Electro-optics and QC

Apoorva is a dedicated professional currently heading the Electro-Optics and Quality Control department at RRP S4E Innovation Pvt. Ltd. With her Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electronics from Sardar Patel Institute of Technology in Mumbai, she possesses a strong educational foundation. Before joining RRP S4E, Apoorva gained valuable experience as a project coordinator at C-Sky Scientifics Pvt. Ltd., where she worked for four years. During her time there, she honed her skills in opto-mechanical design, developing expertise in this specialized field.

At RRP S4E, She is responsible for overseeing the overall product development of weapon sights and surveillance cameras. Her role involves guiding and coordinating the team to ensure the successful creation and implementation of electro-optical solutions. She firmly believes in the importance of indigenizing defence products, and she is dedicated to contributing to the company's mission in this regard.

She's ultimate goal is to position RRP S4E as a prominent player in the global defence industry. She envisions achieving this by leveraging her knowledge and skills to create superior and exceptional electro-optical solutions. With her leadership and the collaboration of her diligent team members, who possess diverse expertise, she aims to make a significant impact on the company's growth and success.

Rizwana Nagarkar

EA to Chairman

Rizwana Nagarkar

EA to Chairman

Rizwana Nagarkar is an accomplished Executive Assistant (EA) to the Chairman with a strong background in accounts and administration. Holding a post-graduation degree from M.L. Dahanukar College under Mumbai University, Rizwana brings three years of valuable experience in the field. Alongside her accounting expertise, she is deeply passionate about self-learning and continuously expands her knowledge, particularly in the realm of technology and its impact on modern facilities.

Rizwana's role as EA entails a wide range of responsibilities, including effective communication, organizational prowess, and exceptional time management. With her commitment to staying updated with industry trends, Rizwana embraces technology to enhance productivity and optimize business operations. Her academic achievements, professional experience, and dedication to continuous learning make her a valuable asset in supporting the Chairman and contributing to the success of the company.

Tushar Patel

Head of Purchase and Stores

Tushar Patel

Head of Purchase and Stores

Tushar Patel is the Head of the Stores, Logistics, and Purchase Department at RRP S4E Innovation Pvt. Ltd. He graduated with a degree in Commerce from Bhavans College in Andheri, Mumbai.

Prior to joining RRP S4E, He worked as a Purchase Officer for a leather shoe firm. With his experience in procurement and supply chain management, he joined RRP S4E a year ago with the goal of assisting the company in realizing its mission and long-term growth.

As the Head of the Stores, Logistics, and Purchase Department, he's responsibilities include overseeing the logistics department and managing the Purchase team. He is responsible for identifying supply chain improvement opportunities and ensuring that the production processes run smoothly. This involves coordinating with suppliers, managing inventory, negotiating contracts, and optimizing the transportation and distribution of goods.

He plays a crucial role in ensuring that the company has a reliable and efficient supply chain, allowing RRP S4E to meet its production targets and deliver products to customers in a timely manner. His expertise in logistics and purchasing helps drive operational efficiency and supports the company's overall growth objectives.

Lata Iyer

Head of Accounts

Lata Iyer

Head of Accounts

Lata Iyer is a professional who has a diverse educational and professional background. She graduated from Mumbai University with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. She then pursued further education at Jaro Education in Belgium, where she obtained a degree in finance.

She started her career at the Royal Bank of Scotland, where she was employed as a senior analyst in the Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) department. After her tenure at RBS, she moved on to work at Deutsche Bank, gaining valuable experience in the financial industry.

Following her time at Deutsche Bank, Lata took on the role of Assistant Manager at Sitel India Pvt Ltd., where she likely applied her financial expertise in a managerial capacity.

Currently, She is working as the Head of Accounts at RRP S4E Innovation Pvt. Ltd. She joined the company a year ago with the goal of contributing to its growth and helping the business achieve its mission.

Sheetal Jadhav

HR

Sheetal Jadhav

HR

Received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Karnataka University. Studied for a business administration degree. Obtained a master's degree in business administration with a focus on administration and human resources from Mangolore University.

Worked as an executive in human resources at Fairfield Allas Ltd., Bajaj, and Tata Motors-India. After that, worked as an Executive HR and Admin at Sun Global LLC in Dubai. Following that, held an HR Manager position with SE Logistics in Dubai.

Working for RRP S4E Innovation Pvt. Ltd. as the HR.