Milan Zatakia founded Millennium as a marketing company dealing in specialized mobile air‐conditioning equipment. He simultaneously served on the Board of Directors (till 1995) of various family owned companies with wide spread manufacturing interests in Rotating Machines,Indigenization programmes for the Indian Ministry of Defence, Furnishing Fabrics and Automotive Parts.
As Founder, Promoter, Chairman and CEO of Millennium Aero Dynamics Pvt. Ltd., Milan actively participates with various Industry associations including FICCI, SIATI, CII, IGCC, & IMC. Milan was a member of the Logistics Committee of the Confederation of Indian Industry –Western Region and was also on the Transport Air conditioning panel of the Bureau of Indian Standards. Milan actively contributes articles to various Aviation Industry publications published from Europe and the Americas. Milan is a former Chairman of the USIIC (US Indian Importers Council) a Section 25 Non-profit company promoted with the sole objective of enhancing US exports to India. Milan held the position of National Vice President at the Air Passengers Association of India.
Madhukar Parikh – Advisor - Business Development
Madhukar is a Chartered Accountant with over 35 years of experience in the areas of finance, global business and strategic planning. Madhukar has been associated with the organisation for the past 20 years as a Director & Board Member and thereafter continues to guide the organisation as an Advisor for Business Development.
Baljit Narayanan – Chief Implementation Officer
Baljit is a mechanical engineer with over 20 years of experience in the Aviation Industry; Baljit has worked with Raytheon Systems & Hughes Aircraft System Intl (Peace Shield Project administered by US Air Force) for setting up ILS (integrated logistics system) for 30 long range radar sites in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Credited with an International Airline (Jet Airways) representing logistics with induction of the first Turbo Propelled Aircraft in India, member of the joint purchasing group for international airlines, engineering facility at Mumbai andNew Delhi and logistics support in installing the CAE flight simulator. Later worked for an AIRBUS certified aircraft repair facility in United States developing business in the Asia Pacific region.
R Rajendran – Director- Land Systems
Having more than 25 years of experience in varied functional capabilities, Rajendran is a technical expert on thermodynamics and has executed several projects including design, development, supply and commissioning of cabin air conditioners for reputed Earth Moving Equipment manufacturers. Rajendran has also actively contributed to Millennium group initiatives for defence indigenization programs including IGMDP (Integrated Guided Missile Development Program) in the early 90’s. Rajendran has a day‐to‐day business relationship with BEML and is based at the Bangalore office of Millennium to lead our Mining business.
Pramodh R – Director - Service
Pramodh is an Electronics and Telecommunication Engineer with 19 years of experience in varied roles in the Indian Aviation & Airport Industry.
Pramodh has been with Millennium since 2001 and has enjoyed varied roles ranging from Field Service, Sales & Marketing, Projects & Contracts.
Being a generalist by temperament , he has also been part of various projects and lent a supporting arm to other verticals within Millennium.
Pramodh currently heads the Aviation Services Team of Millennium and also looks at the IT infrastructure within the Company. Prior to joining Millennium, Pramodh has worked with, a north-India based Helicopter Operations & Maintenance company.
Cdr. Dixit is an ex‐ Naval Aviator who served the Indian Navy for 23 years and a Naval Pilot with over 7800 hours of flying experience as an instructor and examiner, a two time gallantry award winner, he has also had a distinction of being part of two Scientific Expeditions to Antarctica. Consequent to his premature retirement from active service in 1994, he has been working in various fields of Logistics, Aviation, Shipping and Airport Operations. His last appointment was as the Country Director for Oshkosh Corporation India / SAARC and prior to that he was the General Manager Emergency Services at the Mumbai International Airport.
Cmde Rajendra Kumar Sharma IN (Retd.) – Director – Marine & Shipbuilding
A Marine Engineer with 35 Years of rich experience in the Indian Navy, Cmde. Sharma has held many prestigious appointments, among them - Director General Naval Trials and Acceptance Authority; Chief Staff officer (Technical) Andaman & Nicobar Tri Services Command; Chief Staff Officer (Technical) Offshore Defence Advisory Group; Director Ship Construction ATV Project Submarine and Director Modernization Monitoring Team (West).
In addition to being a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma, Cmde. Sharma is a Fellow & Chartered Engineer of The Institution of Engineers (I) and a Member of Institute of Marine Engineers, India.
Joseph Mathew – Associate Director - NCR
Joseph is a sales and marketing professional having over 30 years of experience in Defence, Airports and Aviation Services.
Joseph's 30 years career started with the then renowned Bombay based Indenting Agent for Iron and Steel raw materials Rajnikant Sarabhai Jhaveri Group of companies. He later worked with the German engineering giant MAN Group of companies and its subsidiary - Ferrostaal AG at their liaison offices in Delhi for 16 years. During his tenure with MAN Group, undertook many projects with Indian Defence Forces in particular Indian Army and Navy for MAN HDRVs and ACFTs. In Millennium, he is based in Delhi and is responsible for NCR dealing with all Airlines, Ground Handling Companies, DIAL for ground support equipments and airport related projects. In addition, with Airports Authority of India, he is handling various projects for Millennium's key Principals which include PBBs, BHS, Simulators, Airport Recovery Equipment, Bridge Mounted GPU's and PCA's etc.
Inderjeet Singh – Technical Advisor
Inderjeet is a Mechanical Engineer with over 33 years of experience in Gear Machine tool Industry primarily designing & manufacturing transmissions and rear axles. Inderjeet has worked as an after-sales service support in Gleason Works Ltd, USA and Klingelnberg, Germany for their Indian Operations. He was heading Millennium's Aviation installation and service department since 2009 and now continues to guide Millennium on final aspects of Technical services.
Mayank Parikh – Associate Director - Finance
Mayank is a Chartered Accountant and has an experience of more than 15 years in almost every facet of the accounting profession. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Mayank looks after the entire range of activities related to Corporate Planning, Accounting and Taxation. He has past experience of Finance and Accounting in the Manufacturing Industry.
Jairam Sonpar – Associate Director – HR & Admin.
A Commerce graduate with an additional qualification in HR & Administration, Jairam has three decades of varied Industry Experience in India and Overseas.
Before joining Millennium, he was in the UAE working with Jumbo Electronics, Welcare Hospital for over 16 years. Prior to that, in Mumbai, during his tenure with Ruby Mills and Lions Clubs Int’l, he looked after the HR & Administration functions for the group.
Mihir Zatakia – Director
With a background in Finance, Mihir joined Millennium after working in the Aviation and Marine Reinsurance and Private Equity Space.
At Millennium, Mihir has primarily been responsible for looking after Millennium’s Joint Venture and Subsidiary Companies.
He is currently a Director at Millennium’s U.A.E. based Subsidiary – Millennium Aero Dynamics DWC- LLC which provides Aviation Consultancy Services. Mihir works with the Aviation and Marine teams at Millennium for business acquisition, planning and implementation.
Chairman and CEO
Milan Zatakia founded Millennium as a marketing company dealing in specialized mobile air‐conditioning equipment.