Defence firm HAL ties up with IIM-A to train its top execs

State-run defence manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd has roped in the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad to train its senior executives under the IIM-A's Leadership Development Programme.

Managed by the ministry of defence, HAL is one of Asia's largest aerospace companies. "Considering the changing business environment at the national and international levels, we need to develop leadership in different fields of our activity," HAL chairman Dr R K Tyagi said in a statement.

Under the one-year programme, 30 senior executives of HAL will be groomed by professors of one of the premier business institutions of the country.

"Our executives need exposure to enable them to benchmark operational and business excellence with the best international practises," Tyagi said, adding that HAL will soon formally tie-up with IIM-A for the purpose.

According to HAL, the participants in the programme will get international exposure besides being taught subjects like business environment, individual and organisation, global competitive mind-set, innovation and technology, strategic alliances and joint venture, ethics, good governance, etc.

The training sessions will be held in seven phases that include training at IIM-A interspersed with individual and group project work on topics relevant to HAL, a company statement said.