Boeing has announced the appointment of Kuljit Ghata-Aura as its new president for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa.
He begins his new role tomorrow, which excludes Saudi Arabia.
Ghata-Aura will be based in Dubai to serve the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa region.
The new president will be in charge of leading all company-wide activities and developing and implementing strategies for a region that is home to some of Boeing’s largest commercial, defence, and service customers.
Ghata-Aura previously served as Boeing’s regional counsel for India, Middle East, Turkey and Africa for almost six years. He will lead areas such as new business and industrial partnerships, safety and sustainability, government affairs, and corporate citizenship for the company.
He will also seek to expand Boeing’s presence and strengthen the company’s relationships with customers and other stakeholders in the region.
Ghata-Aura succeeds Bernie Dunn, who is leaving Boeing after more than nine years with the company in the region.
“It gives me great pleasure to announce the appointment of Kuljit Ghata-Aura as the new president of Boeing Middle East, Turkey and Africa.
“Kuljit brings a wealth of experience to the role from many of Boeing’s most important markets and businesses, including the Middle East, Turkey and Africa region where he has spent considerable time.
“I look forward to working with Kuljit to drive further growth in the region,” said Michael Arthur, president, Boeing International.
Boeing’s presence in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa goes back several decades.
Boeing has offices in the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, South Africa, Egypt, Kuwait and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The company also has several industrial and academic partnerships in the region.