Dinesh Keskar is senior vice president, Asia-Pacific & India Sales for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, a position he assumed in February 2012. He is responsible for the Boeing business relationships with airline customers in Asia Pacific & India and for sale of commercial airplanes to customers in those regions.
From 2009 until his present assignment, Keskar was vice president of Boeing International and president of Boeing India. In that role he was responsible for representing the entire enterprise and for leading Boeing-wide efforts focused on expanding the company’s local presence and pursuing new growth and productivity initiatives in India.
From 2004, Keskar served as Boeing Commercial Airplanes vice president of Sales for South and Southeast Asia. His responsibilities included overseeing all commercial airplanes activities in Brunei, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
In 2000, Keskar was the vice president, Sales, and president of Boeing Aircraft Trading. In this dual role, he was responsible for marketing all types of aircraft, owned by Boeing, to customers worldwide, and managed all commercial airplanes sales activities in India. Keskar served as president of Boeing Aircraft Trading until March 2005.
From 1995 to 2000, Keskar served as president of Boeing India for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. In this role, he was responsible for sales and marketing of commercial airplanes, airline support and industrial partnership activities in India. From 1987 to 1995, Keskar was a director of International Sales, where he managed all of Boeing’s airplane sales and marketing activities in India, and was responsible for managing relationships with government-operated Air India and Indian Airlines, related civil aviation government offices and new India-based private airlines.
Since he joined Boeing in June 1980, Keskar has held senior positions in engineering, marketing and sales. From 1980 to 1986, he was responsible for research and consultation in the areas of system identification, digital signal processing and modern control theory. Keskar developed the techniques to conduct flight tests and analyze flight test data to obtain airplane math models for the 737, 747, 757 and 767 flight simulators. Before joining Boeing, Keskar worked as a research associate in the Flight Dynamics and Control Division at NASA Langley Research Center.
Keskar serves on several boards and organizations, including the national board of directors of the American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin; former chairman of Amcham India, chairman of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry’s FICCI civil aviation committee; the advisory board of the College of Engineering at the University of Cincinnati; U.S.-India Business Council Board Member Emeritus, which operates under sponsorship of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society; and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
From 2003 to 2007, he served as a member of the board of directors of the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading, an organization that serves as the official voice for the entire commercial transport aircraft secondary marketplace, and was a member of the executive committee of the Indo-American Society. Keskar remains an active member of Indian community organizations in the United States.
In 1999, Keskar was honored with the “Distinguished Alumni Award” by the University of Cincinnati for meritorious achievement, recognized stature and conspicuous success in the imaginative blending of engineering education with highly productive endeavors in industry. In 2006, he received the Outstanding Achievement award from the American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin.
Keskar received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Nagpur India with a Gold Medal in 1975. He received his master’s and doctorate degrees in aerospace engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1976 and 1978, respectively. Further, he received an MBA from City University in Seattle in 1987 and was a recipient of the President’s Honor Roll. In 1994, he attended the Berkeley Executive Program at the University of California, Berkeley.