President, Boeing India
Salil Gupte was named President of Boeing India in March 2019. He is responsible for leading and integrating the company’s work in India across its three business units: Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Boeing Global Services, and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. Salil leads a team of 3,000 India employees who work on building the future of aerospace and defence, supporting both Indian and global customers and advancing the next generation of aerospace technologies at the company’s sites in Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and New Delhi.
Previously, Gupte was vice president of Boeing Capital Corporation, a wholly owned Boeing subsidiary, responsible for arranging, structuring and providing financing for Boeing’s commercial airplane, space and defense products. Gupte’s earlier roles at Boeing include supply chain execution for Boeing Global Services, and leading commercial operations for Boeing’s spare parts business. Gupte has worked closely with customers across the Boeing enterprise, led sales and marketing teams, and has experience in commercial and defense supply chains, overseeing manufacturing, sourcing, and fulfilment activities for Boeing products. Gupte has also led Boeing’s aftermarket strategy teams, completing joint ventures and acquisitions to accelerate Boeing’s growth in services.
Gupte is Chairman of the National Executive Board of American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM), a leading industry body that works towards promoting the growth of aerospace and defence in India. He serves as Chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) National Committee on Aerospace and is a Member of the CII National Council and Civil Aviation Committee. He is also a member of the Executive Board of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) dedicated to strengthening the US-India bilateral and strategic partnership.
Before joining Boeing in 2009, Gupte worked with Citigroup and Goldman Sachs, as an investment banker in the aviation and infrastructure sectors.
Gupte holds an M.B.A. from Stanford University and a B.A. in Economics from Cornell University.