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Dr. Dinesh Keskar
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Dr. Keskar received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology,Nagpur(India) with a Gold Medal in 1975. He received his master’s and doctorate degrees in aerospace engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1976 and 1978, respectively, under the supervision of Neil Armstrong. Further, he received an MBA from City University in Seattle in 1987 and was a recipient of the President’s Honor Roll. In 1994, he attended the Berkeley Executive Program at the University of California, Bekerly.
Since joining Boeing in June 1980, Dr. Keskar has held senior positions in engineering, marketing and sales. From 1980 to 1986, he was responsible for research and consultation in the areas of system identification, digital signal processing and modern control theory. Dr. Keskar developed the techniques to conduct flight tests and analyze flight test data to obtain airplane math models for the 737, 747, 757 and 767 flight simulators.
From 1987 to 1995, Dr. Keskar was a director of International Sales where he managed all of Boeing’s airplane sales and marketing activities in India, and was responsible for managing relationships with government operated Air India and Indian Airlines, related civil aviation government offices and new India-based private airlines. During his tenure in India, Boeing maintained a 100 percent market share.
From August 1995 until January 2000, Dr. Keskar was president of Boeing India. In this role, he was responsible for the company’s sales and marketing, airline support and industrial partnership activities in India.
In addition to his position as president of Boeing Aircraft Trading, Dr. Keskar, was appointed to senior vice president of Sales for South and Southeast Asia In August 2004. His responsibilities included overseeing all commercial airplanes activities in countries including Brunei, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives and Nepal, as well as Korea-based Asiana Airlines. While Dr. Keskar continues in this role, he served as president of Boeing Aircraft Trading until March 2005.
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