Milan Zatakia founded Millennium as a marketing company dealing inspecialized 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.
Madhukar Parikh – Advisor - Business Development
Madhukar is a Chartered Accountant with over 35 years of experience in the areas offinance, 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 BusinessDevelopment.
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 and New 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
Havingmore than 30 years of experience in varied functional capabilities, Rajendranis a technical expert on thermodynamics and has executed several projects including design, development, supply and commissioning of cabin airconditioners 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 businesses.
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 hispremature retirement from active service in 1994, he has been working invarious 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.
Mihir Zatakia – Director - Millennium Aero Dynamics DWC-LLC
With a background in Finance, Mihir joined Millennium after working inthe 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.
Inderjeet Singh – Technical Advisor
Inderjeetis 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.
Pramodh R – Director - Airport Services
Pramodh is an Electronics and Telecommunication Engineer with 19 years of experience invaried 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 supportingarm to other verticals within Millennium. Pramodh currently heads the Aviation Services Team of Millennium. Prior to joining Millennium, Pramodh has worked with, a north-India based Helicopter Operations & Maintenance company.
Mayank Parikh – Associate Director - Finance
Mayank is a Chartered Accountant and has an experience of more than 15years 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.
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 theirliaison offices in Delhi for 16 years. During his tenure with MAN Group, Joseph undertook many projects with the Indian Defence Forces in particular Indian Armyand Navy for MAN HDRVs and ACFTs.
At Millennium, he is based in Delhi and is responsible for the NCR region dealing with all Airlines, Ground Handling Companies, Delhi Airport for ground support equipment and airport related projects. Additionally, he deals with the Airports Authority of India and handles various projects for Millennium's key Principals which include PBBs, BHS, Simulators, Airport Recovery Equipment, Bridge Mounted GPU's and PCA's.
Hemant Velhankar – Associate Director - Services
Hemant is Millennium's Associate Director - Services and is based out of Mumbai. Hemanthas over 30 years of work experience primarily in the Aviation, offshore & Automobile sector.
An expert in Project management & an specialist in Aviation Equipment for Sales ,Service & Maintenance. He has worked on Projects for 1000 Plus Ultra Low floor Buses for Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC). He has closely worked with Defense organization during his stint with Leyland.
His last assignment was with Automobile major - Ashok Leyland Ltd at their Chennai HQ's.Hemant has completed Diploma in Automobile Engineering from Government of Maharashtra. He is also trained on Various Deutz Engines, ULD Containers used on wide body aircraft. He held Surveyor license for Motor Vehicles from Government of India.
Sandeep Parikh – GM and Head - Airport Systems
Sandeep Parikh is a sales and marketing professional having over 24 years of varied functional work experience.
Sandeep's Aviation career started with Millennium Aero Dynamics Pvt. Ltd. by successfully managing sales of Airport Infrastructure Equipment and managed all phases of the projects from needs analysis and requirements definition to vendor selection, implementation, maintenance with the technology knowledge.
Before joining Millennium, Sandeep worked with HSBC India as Business Analyst (IT) in Process Migration (PxE), Operation Process Improvement and Change Management.
Based out of Hyderabad he is responsible for dealing pan India airport related products while handling Millennium's various key Principals ranging from Boarding Bridges, IT Solutions (Aircraft Fuel Automation, SBD, FIDS, PAS), GSE, Hydrant Fueling System, Ground Power Units, Pre-Conditioned Air, Airport Recovery Equipment, CFT's and other Airport Facilities.
Rakhie Bahugunaa – GM - HR and Administration
Rakhie Bahugunaa is a seasoned Human Resources professional with proven track record of more than 15 years. A resourceful professional, with work experience in various sectors like Manufacturing, Sales & Services, Power & Engineering, Hospital & Healthcare. She is a Science Graduate (B. Sc -Chemistry) and also a MBA-HR, MA-Psychology and has completed her Counselling Certificate course from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai.
As a strategic Head HR she has hands-on experience in handling diverse HR portfolios, ranging from developing & streamlining HR operations & processes and capitalizing on organizational growth opportunities.
Anand Rane – GM - Aviation
Anand is an Electric Engineer with over 30 years of Industry experience. 22 years in the sales of capital equipment out of which last 13 years which have been in the Aviation sector.
Anand specialises in marketing and sales of Airport Infrastructure equipment and has been instrumental in growing Millennium's airport business over the last decade.
Chairman and CEO
Milan Zatakia founded Millennium as a marketing company dealing in specialized mobile air-conditioning equipment.