Salil Gupte is President of Boeing India and the 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, leading a team of 3500 employees across New Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chennai.
Previously, Gupte was vice president of Boeing Capital Corporation, a wholly owned Boeing subsidiary, primarily 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 ASSOCHAM’s National Council for Aerospace & Defence (A&D), a leading industry body that works towards promoting the growth of A&D in India, and 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.