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Dinesh Keskar to head Boeing India

February 10, 2009 14:42 IST
Indian American Dinesh Keskar has been appointed by the world's leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft, Boeing Company, to head Boeing India from March.

The Boeing on Monday named Ian Thomas President of Boeing Australia and South Pacific, and Dinesh Keskar vice-president of Boeing International and President of Boeing India.

Keskar, 54, originally from Rajkot, India, will represent the entire enterprise and be responsible for leading Boeing-wide efforts focused on expanding the company's local presence and pursuing new growth and productivity initiatives.

Prior to this appointment, Keskar served as Boeing Commercial Airplanes vice-president of Sales for South and Southeast Asia, and was responsible for overseeing all activities for that business within the region. "Dinesh has a proven track record for sales and market development in India," said Shephard Hill, President of Boeing International.

"He is a well known and recognized expert in India's aerospace community. Dinesh has the experience, market knowledge and expertise to further enhance our partnership and collaboration with India," Hill said.

Seema Hakhu Kachru in Houston