US-based aircraft-maker Boeing has appointed India president Pratyush Kumar to lead company’s iconic F-15 fighter jet program.
Kumar is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi in mechanical engineering in 1989 and later went on to study Materials Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Pratyush Kumar has been selected to lead the F-15 program in the United States and he will focus on furthering the F-15 business in the US and the rest of the world, Boeing said in a statement.
Boeing International President Marc Allen described Kumar as an exceptional leader who has demonstrated his ability to respond to global customers and to empower his team to collaborate and deliver results.
The aviation major is expected to announce Kumar’s successor in India. Kumar is also a vice president in Boeing International.
Boeing said during his five-year tenure in India, Kumar advanced the company’s business in commercial airplanes, defence, space, security, and global services.