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As part of our Women Executives in Engineering series, Jonna Gerken, FY18 President of the Society of Women Engineers, talks with Neelu Khatri of Honeywell India.
Khatri was named President of Honeywell Aerospace India in February 2017. In this role, she provides strategic leadership for business operations and pursuits in both commercial aviation and defense markets. She is also responsible for original equipment and aftermarket in commercial aviation as well as defense and space in India and South Asia.
Focused on driving breakthrough growth, Khatri is an innovative and resourceful leader with a track record of delivering consistently profitable growth in emerging markets (South Asia, Turkey, and South Africa).
Khatri joined Honeywell in 2014 as senior director for strategy and marketing with India-based business groups. Here, she focused on promoting Honeywell’s portfolio of offerings and solutions in targeted markets. She brings extensive aviation and defense experience to the Aerospace team, both from her time in Honeywell India, and in roles prior to joining Honeywell.
As Executive Director, International Relations and Business Development, Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering Company Limited, she provided strategic vision to the aerospace and land segments of the group.
At KPMG, she advised Indian and global clients in aerospace, defense and homeland security on project management, bids, offset contracts, market research, and transaction support. Khatri also enjoyed a 15-year-long military career, where she was part of the history-making first group of female commissioned officers inducted in the Indian Air Force. During her military service, Khatri acquired strong project management and leadership skills along with deep understanding of the Indian government’s procurement and acquisition strategy in the defense industry. She also managed events in India and across the world in collaboration with India’s Ministry of Defence, other businesses, and industry trade associations.
Khatri earned an MBA in Supply Chain Management from the Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, and a Master of Arts degree from Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur, India.
You can also watch Khatri’s keynote speech at WE Local India in Pune in March, 2018.
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