Surendra Ahuja is the Managing Director of Boeing Defense India (BDI). He is responsible for the execution of current and future programs across all BDI business sectors in collaboration with Boeing Defense Space and Security (BDS), Boeing Global Services (BGS) and other Boeing entities operating in India.
Ahuja is in charge of delivering on Boeing’s commitments to its Indian defence customers while positioning it for new business opportunities.
Prior to his current role, Ahuja served with distinction in the Indian Navy for three decades.
A former Rear Admiral and Navy test pilot, his last assignment in the Navy was overseeing aircraft carrier projects, including steering the Joint Working Group of Aircraft Carrier Technology Cooperation with the United States Navy, under the auspices of the US- India Defense Trade & Technology Initiative.
Among the various leadership roles Ahuja held in the Navy, he had the distinction of commanding an air squadron, an air station and three warships, including a multi-purpose frigate.