Bhubaneswar: Odisha cadre IAS officer Usha Padhee was given additional charge as the Chairman & Managing Director of Pawan Hans Ltd.
With the appointment, she is the first woman CMD of the mini ratna-I category PSU, informed Pawan Hans Ltd in a tweet.
Welcoming Padhee to the post, the firm wrote,
Ms Usha padhee, Joint Secratary @MOCA_GoI has taken over the additional charge of Chairman & Managing Director of PawanHans Ltd, a mini ratna CPSE. She is the first woman CMD of the company . Welcome ! @ushapadhee1996 pic.twitter.com/7YPyCy7aEn
— Pawan Hans Ltd (@PawanHansLtd) April 7, 2019
Currently, Padhee is serving as the Joint Secretary of Department of Civil Aviation since August 2015.
Prior to her appointment as the CMD of the Pawan Hans, she was designated as the Director of the same. The 1996-batch IAS officer is also the Additional Director at Delhi International Airport Limited.