Salil Gupte was appointed president of Boeing India in February 2019. Gupte is Boeing’s senior in-country executive who integrates and advances Boeing’s activities in India across its three business units: Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Boeing Global Services and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. He leads a team of more than 3,000 employees and joint venture personnel located in New Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chennai. Gupte reports to Marc Allen, president of Boeing International.
Previously, Gupte was vice president of Boeing Capital Corporation where he was primarily responsible for arranging, structuring and providing financing for Boeing’s commercial airplane, space and defense products. Earlier roles at Boeing include executing supply chain for Boeing Global Services and leading operations for Boeing’s commercial spare parts business. Gupte has worked closely with customers across the Boeing enterprise, including supporting commercial and defense supply chains and 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.
Before joining Boeing in 2009, Gupte worked with Citigroup and Goldman Sachs as an investment banker in the aviation and infrastructure sectors. He holds an M.B.A. from Stanford University and a B.A. in economics from Cornell University.