Pradeep Fernandes is vice president of Strategy for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. In this role, he oversees cross-functional efforts to define Boeing’s strategic direction and address complex, enterprisewide business decisions. These include designing business models for new programs, providing internal strategy consulting, developing product and propulsion strategy, and aviation policy. Fernandes is also responsible for international business development strategy and serves on the Boeing International leadership team.
He previously served as managing director of strategy for the Confident Travel Initiative, where he was responsible for developing strategy for Boeing efforts to restore public confidence in air travel.
Fernandes has served in a variety of roles since joining Boeing in 1997. As managing director of International Strategy & Business Development, he was responsible for advancing Commercial Airplanes’ efforts to be a global leader and align international objectives across business units. He was also managing director of Boeing HorizonX, where he explored opportunities beyond the company’s core businesses, including initiatives that could potentially disrupt the core businesses themselves.
As managing director for Product Strategy at Commercial Airplanes, Fernandes led product strategy and recommended launching the newest 737 family, 777X and 787-10 Dreamliner. He also led marketing and strategy efforts to launch the Boeing Sky Interior as product manager for the Next-Generation 737. While serving in the Commercial Airplanes Supply Chain Strategy group, Fernandes led efforts to develop an overall supply chain strategy and key supplier strategies. He also spent three years in the Corporate Audit organization — working in the Configuration Engineering and Analysis and the Fleet Support Engineering groups, where he contributed to airplane performance analysis and new airplane early-configuration development.
Fernandes earned a Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, a Master of Science in aeronautics and astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.