American Scientist to be Honored by Indo-American Chamber of Commerce
The 53-year-old has been selected for the Global Leader in Defence & Aviation Sector award category
FREMONT, CA: The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce has nominated Vivek Lall, the CEO of General Atomics Global Corporation, for the prestigious Entrepreneur Leadership Awards in recognition of his contributions to the defense sector. The 53-year-old has been chosen for the Global Leader in Defense & Aviation Sector award category. Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia, India's Civil Aviation Minister, will be the Chief Guest at the ceremony where the award will be delivered.
Indo-American Vivek Lall was born in Indonesia and had his technical education at Carleton University in Canada, where he earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. He also worked for Canada's National Aeronautical Establishment on single-engine blade research and received his master's degree in aeronautical engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida. He worked at NASA Ames Research Center after completing his master's degree and then went to Wichita State University in Kansas to complete his Ph.D. in aerospace engineering.
Vivek Lall joined the Boeing Company in 1996 as an aerospace engineer, and in 2003, he was promoted to managing director of Boeing Commercial Airplanes in Delhi. He joined Boeing Defense Space & Security as vice president and country head for India in May 2007. Lall was elected vice president of Aeronautics Strategy and Business Development, by Lockheed Martin, an American aerospace and defense firm, in 2018. He has been the chief executive of General Atomics Global Corporation since June 2020. Lall also serves on the Board of the Center for Advancing Global Business at San Diego State University and as a senior advisor to the University of California San Diego's Center for Commerce and Diplomacy.