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Puneet Pant
Joint Director/ Group Head (Design) , Indian Navy
NCR, India
I am a Military leader, an Engineer, Strategic Planner & Servant Leader with experience in handling diverse roles in Product Management, Corporate Strategy, Manufacturing Operations, Project Management, Quality Assurance & Human resources. I am a learner who has constantly upskilled myself. Time for me to pass the baton is on the horizon. It is time for me to give back to society.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, HR, Management, Accounting/Finance
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy
  • Disaster, Aid, Emergencies, Relief
  • Government/Governance, Reforms, Corruption
  • Infrastructure, Technology, Engineering, Science
Professional Experience:
1. Product Owner- Presently as Group Head, responsible for the structural design of Naval platforms.
2. Corporate Strategy- Served as Advisor to the CEO and Manager Planning Support (Manager of Managers) of biggest Indian Naval Dockyard. As Head of Technical Coordination (Design) reported to Chief Designer for development of New Technologies & Strategies.
3. Operations - As Production Manager, successfully managed Ten work centres with a technical workforce of 600 personnel for Level 3 Maintenance of IN Ships. Initiated, negotiated and executed 30 rate contracts & 20 turnkey projects annually. Managed assets worth Rs 200 Cr.
4. Project Management-PM for Submarine Modernisation Project costing Rs 500 Cr. Conceptualized & Executed the' Three Lines of Advance' concept for refit planning, compressing dock time by 45%.
5. Quality Assurance- Chief Hull Surveyor of Eastern Naval Command. Reported to Chief Staff Officer Technical & was responsible for Clearing Ships for undocking and refit completion.
6. Client Representative- At Zvezdochka Shipyard, in Russia, for USD 100 Million Submarine Modernisation Project.
7. Human Resource- Served as DGM(Administration) & Chief Vigilance Officer of Naval Dockyard for a short duration.
1. MBA (Strategy and Leadership), ISB Hyderabad 2. MSc (Defence & Strategic Studies), DSSC Wellington
3. PG (Naval Construction), IIT(Delhi)
4. B Tech (Naval Architecture), CUSAT, Cochin
Affiliations and Achievements:
Honours & awards
1. Commendation by The Chief of Naval Staff (2016)
2. Commendation by The Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (2009 & 2002)
3. Appreciation by Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (2016)
4. Institution of Naval Architect- Best Student Paper (2000)
5. Best representative IIT(Delhi) Student Council (2000)

Lean Six Signa Black Belt
Artificial Intelligence
Innovation & Emerging Tech.
Project Management
Design Thinking
Contract Law
Human Resource
Diversity & inclusion
Sustainable Business
Human Rights
Resilience in Uncertainty
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    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Hindi, Malyalam, Telgu, Russian (Last three partially spoken only)
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