Kumar named president of Boeing India

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Boeing has appointed Pratyush Kumar as president of Boeing India, effective 14 December.

Kumar succeeds Dinesh Keskar, who returned earlier this year to Boeing Commercial Airplanes in a senior sales leadership role.

In his new role, Kumar is responsible for leading the development and implementation of Boeing India's strategy. He will coordinate business activities, align priorities and expand the Boeing presence. He will also develop, maintain, and enhance local relationships and in-country partnerships with India's business and government stakeholders.

Prior to his appointment, Kumar was president and chief executive of GE Transportation for South Asia. He also led GE Infrastructure businesses in India, which included aviation, transportation, energy, oil and gas, and water business lines. Before joining GE in 2003, he founded a biotech start-up company in Boston. He started his career as a McKinsey & Company management consultant in its Atlanta and Delhi offices.