MK Rama Prasad

Vice President and Managing Director

Ram is an Aeronautical engineering graduate with a master’s degree in technological operations and software systems from BITS Pilani. He also has a postgraduate degree in general management from IIM Bangalore. Ram joined Esterline which has been acquired by TransDigm recently. He has served as the Managing Director of Collins Aerospace for India. He has also worked recently at Honeywell Technology Solutions.

Previous work experience includes working for the India Air Force as a frontline fighter aircraft maintenance engineer and as flight test engineer, and subsequently as flight test engineer in India’s Aeronautical Development Agency. Ram is a recipient of India’s second highest gallantry award, “KIRTI CHAKRA”, which he was awarded while in the India Air Force.

Shivananda Gowda

Associate Director (Software & Embedded Systems)

Shivananda has over 25 years of experience leading Real Time Safety Critical Embedded Systems development, verification and qualification as per DO-178, DO-254 and DO-160 standards. An expert in integrating new cutting edge technologies to make systems more reliable and safer. He has a proven ability in building high-performance teams through mentoring, coaching and inspiration. Prior to TIDC, Shivananda has worked with Cyient and Expleo Solutions (formerly Silver Atena).

Shivananda holds an engineering degree in Electronics and Communication.


Gowtham Ramamurthy

Associate Director (Mechanical Systems & New Projects)

Gowtham comes with over 24 years of experience in Aerospace & Defense. He started his career in the Indian Navy and has worked on UAV and Fighter platforms as well as on an Aircraft Carrier. He has vast experience in setting up of repair facilities, maintenance, intensive trials of aircraft and equipment, indigenization, and obsolescence management. He worked with an Aerospace company in the field of Calibration of avionics equipment and repairs of LRUs prior joining TIDC.

Gowtham is an Industrial Engineering graduate with a Master’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He has also completed a General Management Program for Aerospace and Aviation Executives jointly conducted by IIM Bangalore and Toulouse Business School.

Deepa Karishetti

Principal Staff Engineer – QA

Deepa heads the Quality Department at TIDC and holds the additional QMS Management responsibility for sustenance of AS9100-D and CMMI-DEV Level 3 Certifications. She comes with an overall Industry experience of 18 years in the field of Engineering and Quality Management. Deepa holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science from Karnatak University.

She is a Certified Software Quality Assurance Engineer (CSQE) from ASQ Global, Honeywell Six Sigma Green Belt, Certified Internal Auditor from DNV and SCAMPI A Assessor for CMMI-Dev. She started her corporate career at Cosystems India Pvt Ltd as Software Developer and then took over various roles of Engineering and Quality Management at Honeywell Technology Solutions, Bangalore. She joined Transdigm India Design Centre in 2023.


Anand Sagar

Senior Manager Finance

Anand heads Finance Department at TIDC. He comes with an overall Industry experience of 15 years in the field of Finance. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Kuvempu University, Karnataka and has completed MBA in Finance. Anand started his corporate assignments at Elogic Technologies Pvt Ltd and he joined Genpact India (formerly Endeavour Software Technologies).

Currently he is responsible for overall Finance Department activities such as, Purchase to Pay, Inventory, Order to Cash, Fixed Assets, Treasury and Payroll.