Pratyush Kumar is president of Boeing India, vice president of Boeing International and the leader of Boeing Defence India. Based in New Delhi, Kumar is Boeing’s most senior in-country leader.
Before joining Boeing in 2012, Kumar served in various leadership roles at General Electric (GE) for close to a decade in the United States and in India. He started his career as a consultant with McKinsey & Company in the U.S. In between McKinsey and GE, Kumar was an entrepreneur, working at a U.S. high-technology startup, Coventor, and founding a Boston-based biotech company, Cytonome.
Kumar is chairman of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Aviation Committee, chairman of the Associated Chambers of Commerce of India (ASSOCHAM) cybersecurity council, regional president of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC), a member of the Executive Council of the Aviation Cooperation Program (ACP) between India and the United States, and chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce, India (AmCham). He also serves on the board of Aerospace and Aviation Sector Skills Council, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Defense Committee and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) Advisory Board.
Kumar earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and a doctorate in materials engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was also an Industry Collegium fellow supported by the Leaders for Manufacturing program.