Posted by- Neelam Mathews
Jan 20, 2012
Dinesh Keskar, president, Boeing India, will now take on the new and expansive role of Senior Vice President, Sales Asia-Pacific and India for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. In this role, Keskar will head a sales organization, including contracts, marketing, revenue management and other support functions, says Boeing.
Keskar has been associated with the Indian market for many years and directly responsible for Boeing orders in India.
“This move is part of our forward-deployment strategy to ensure our sales teams are closer to our customers,” said Jim Albaugh, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “Keskar’s broad previous experience in the Commercial Airplanes Sales arena and his commitment to building deep relationships with customers will serve him well in this assignment.”
Keskar was appointed president of Boeing India in March 2009. Reporting to Shep Hill, President of Boeing International, Keskar currently represents all elements of The Boeing Company in India, where he has led Boeing-wide efforts focused on expanding the company's local presence and pursuing new growth and productivity initiatives.
“India is an important market and a priority for Boeing, and we will continue to grow and strengthen our partnership with customers we serve and the many communities in which we work and live. Dinesh will continue in his present role as Boeing India President until a successor is named,” said Shep Hill, president of Boeing International in a statement.
Boeing, the world’s leading aerospace-based company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined, has significantly expanded its footprint in India in both the civil aviation and the defense markets. The Boeing India corporate office is located in Delhi, and the company has a Research and Technology center in Bengaluru to collaborate with India’s technical talent for research in aerostructures, materials and network systems. Boeing is also partnering with India’s leading manufacturers to build a supply chain.