Ajit Patwardhan

Ajit Patwardhan

Ajit Patwardhan

Comptroller, CAO & Member of the Board

As the Comptroller and Chief Administrative Officer, Ajit heads the Corporate Services at GS Lab that handle all aspects of Finance, People, Infrastructure, legal and Compliances. He personally oversees the financial and accounting operations and keeps a tight control over expenses and cash flow. He also runs the rolling financial projections and analyses that are vital for planning the future course for the Company. As the Administrative Chief, Ajit is ultimately responsible for ensuring all the support to the Company businesses so that they function at their optimum and are able to compete globally.

A former fighter pilot, Ajit had a long and eventful career in the Indian Air Force that saw him operate and lead in challenging situations in the air and on the ground. This included operational flying on a number of aircraft including the redoubtable Mig-21 and leading an anti-aircraft missile unit. He hung up his uniform in 2004 and joined GS Lab after a short hiatus to oversee the non-technical operations. Ajit is an alumnus of National Defence Academy, Pune,India, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Military Sciences.