Vivek Lall quits Boeing, to join Indian aerospace company

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  1. Anshu Attri

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    Vivek Lall quits Boeing, to join Indian aerospace company

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    Vivek Lall, the soft-spoken vice president for Boeing’s defence, space and security operations in India, is quitting the world’s biggest aerospace company to join one of the top 10 Indian companies venturing into all these fields.

    Lall declined to mention which company with his usual “I will check and let you know” smile, but authoritative sources in the industry told India Strategic defence magazine that it would be one of the Mumbai-based companies, and that he would be its CEO.

    He leaves Boeing with high credits for winning major orders for 10 C-17 heavy-lift aircraft (with six more likely to follow) for the Indian Air Force (IAF), 12 P-8I multimission maritime aircraft for the Indian Navy, and Harpoon missiles for both the IAF and navy.

    Lall has spearheaded the Boeing campaign for the 126-plus medium multi- role combat aircraft, Apache AH 64D combat helicopters and Chinook heavy- lift helicopters for the IAF, the results of which are expected within 2011.

    Son of an Indian diplomat and born in Indonesia, the 42-year-old Lall has a doctorate in aeronautics and an MBA from US universities. His first assignment was with the Nationial Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA), and then with Raytheon on combat systems, followed by Boeing.

    Lall is expected to join his new assignment with the Indian company in April after a mandatory 30-day notice to Boeing.

    His first job, he said, is to set up a team to work towards futuristic aerospace platforms and systems.

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  3. venkat

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    HAL chairman will be retiring somewhere in Oct2011 ,i think....may be he will join HAL!!! Hope he is eligible . At 42 Chairman of a PSU ,unthinkable!!!! because most chairmen and directors become just 2-3 years before retirement.
     
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    a thorough professional used to working in a private companies joining a PSU! highly unthinkable, not happening!

    either tata's or the mahindra's and if so you can be rest assured which ever company he would head to plans big investments in the aerospace industry that intends to venture beyond india over the next few years. his joining which ever company would have some very sound plans in place for future in the field.

    does tata or mahindra have a tie up with boeing? if so, there would be poaching issues and he would not be joining such a company which in a jv with boeing so one can narrow down on the choice he made.
     
  5. Pintu

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    Agreed with ritesh , here I think possibility of him joining in a private sector rather than HAL. Tata or Mahindra may be his destination.

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    ok interestingly tata aerospace is based out of bombay and mahindra areospace out of bangalore so mahindra quite possible not happening here and tata's are in a jv with boeing so could there be an understanding between tata and boeing here to let go lall and let him join tata's and if so does it say something on things to expect in mmrca ............ interesting move this.

    wow what package did he get hired for?!
     
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    A top PSU employee can facilitate many private players, smart move. He would've bribed for this position imo.
     
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    Godrej Aerospace may also be that company. As it appears Mr. Lall found no hope for boeing in MRCA, hence decided to quit. Though he could get the C-17 deal. He bid adieu on good note.

    For me, this move is very suspicious in contrast to the timing.
     
  9. Armand2REP

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    Doesn't sound like he has too much faith in the SH deal. He gets big bonuses when he lands contracts.
     

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