D. Krishna Gopal is a Degree graduate in Electronics & Communication engineering.  He has served in Bharat Electronics Ltd for 37 years before retirement in 2007 as General Manager, Systems Business unit. He has worked in the R&D departments of BEL for more than 25 years and developed several products in Broadcasting as well as Satellite communications.

He has joined Alpha Design technologies Ltd (ADTL), after superannuation from BEL, in 2007 and contributed to large number of System Integration projects like IAF WCDMA mobile Network and Defence Communication Network for Joint Defence Forces specifically in SATCOM area. Currently he is responsible for the ISRO satellite projects, both space as well as ground segments.

He has been instrumental in driving several System Integration & R&D projects in areas of building the IRNSS Satellites, GSAT -30, communication satellite and RISAT-1A with SAR payload, as sub-contractor of ISRO.

under his  leadership, several development projects were undertaken by ADTL, to mention a few -Tele-Education Network of  ISRO , of 325 class rooms, Tele-medicine Network for Armed Forces at 104 remote locations, S-Band Messaging services  through Delhi Earth Station,   Development of IRNSS based  Navigation Receivers, Distress Alert  Terminals, Vehicle tracking system etc

Currently, he is senior Vice President Space & Ground Systems Business Unit and driving business development of space & Ground system projects, in ADTL.