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Commodore Amit Rastogi (Retd), is the Chairman & Managing Director of National Research Development Corporation, a section 8 company under Ministry of Science and Technology, New Delhi,  since 18th  Oct 21.

He holds B.Tech.(Electrical), Masters in Electronics & Tele-Communication and M.Sc. (Defence & Strategic Studies) degrees besides being distinguished alumnus of Defence Services Staff College Wellington and College of Defence Management, Secunderabad

He had an illustrious career in Indian Navy for 34 years wherein he has had diversified experience of serving on Frontline Warships, Naval Dockyard, Naval Headquarters, Missile establishment and Directorate General Quality Assurance etc. During his appointments at senior positions at Naval Headquarters, he had been responsible for induction of State-of-the-art technology Intensive Systems through indigenous development and Transfer of Technology route. 

Post taking over reins of NRDC, he has provided the much needed leadership in spreading NRDCs footprints by way of establishing Outreach centres at Pune and Guwahati, enhanced Foreign collaborations with USPTO, AARDO, EBTC, JETRO, DKPTO etc., obtained Proud partner status of WIPO Green, augmented infrastructure with enhanced capacity at NRDC Incubation Centre in support of Start-up eco-system, established MOUs with Navratnas, CSIR, MHI, APEDA, Dept of Atomic Energy, Indian Navy and large no. of Universities. He also steered NRDCs effort in taking the path breaking step of setting up of National Establishment of Technology Readiness Assessment (NETRA) facility. The receipt of IP recognition award 2021, National IP Award-2023, ‘Excellent’ grading in Corporate Governance, launch of tagline “Promoting Innovation Transforming lives” indicates NRDCs quest to excel under his guidance. He carries the vision of providing NRDC, a Global Identity and be a leading Technology Transfer organization in the world, utilizing contemporary best practices and scaling up of operations.

He is a Yoga practitioner, a keen golfer, pursues photography and is a Randonneur (long distance cyclist).