Appointments

Issue: 2 / 2020

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff, India has been appointed as the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) with effect from December 31, 2019.

Lt General Podali Shankar Rajeshwar took over as the 14th Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman and Nicobar Command (CINCAN) on December 1, 2019.

INDIAN AIR FORCE (IAF)

The IAF has made the following appointments in the recent past:

  • Air Marshal R.J. Duckworth VSM as Senior Air Staff officer, Headquarters Western Air Command with effect from December 16, 2019.
  • Air Marshal M.S.G. Menon VSM as Air Officer-in-Charge Administration at Air Headquarters with effect from January 1, 2020.
  • Air Marshal Vibhas Pande VSM as Air Officer-in-Charge Maintenance at Air Headquarters with effect from January 1, 2020.

BAE SYSTEMS

On December 17, 2019, BAE Systems announced the appointment of Tom Arseneault as the new President & CEO in place of Jerry DeMuro who will transition to a new role as Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives.

BOEING

Boeing Company has made the following appointments:

  • Niel Golightly as the company’s Senior Vice President of Communications, effective January 1, 2020.
  • David L. Calhoun assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of The Boeing Company effective January 13, 2020.

BOMBARDIER

On December 23, 2019, Bombardier announced two new senior leadership appointments across the business aircraft sales team as under:

  • Michael Anckner as Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Learjet Aircraft and Corporate Fleets.
  • Peter Bromby as Vice President, Worldwide Pre-Owned Sales.

CAE

On January 20, 2020, CAE announced the appointment of Todd Probert as Group President, Defence & Security, effective January 27, 2020.

DASSAULT AVIATION

Dassault Aviation has appointed Charles Wemaƫre as Vice President, Worldwide Spares, with responsibility for spare parts strategy and logistics efforts for the global Falcon fleet.

LOCKHEED MARTIN

On December 3, 2019, Lockheed Martin appointed William (Bill) Blair as Vice President and Chief Executive for Lockheed Martin in India.

NORTHROP GRUMMAN

On December 20, 2019, Northrop Grumman Corporation named Lesley Kalan as Corporate Vice President and Chief Strategy and Development Officer, effective January 1, 2020.

VISTARA

Chief Strategy Officer of private airline Vistara, Vinod Kannan, took over as the Chief Commercial Officer from Sanjiv Kapoor who resigned, four years after joining the airline.