Dr. Vivek Lall

President and Chief Executive Officer – New Ventures, Reliance Industries Limited, India

Vivek Lall, 45, was appointed as President and CEO at Reliance Industries Limited (India’s largest private sector company with revenues at approx. USD 70 billion) to spearhead growth in New Ventures in April 2011. He reports to and works closely with his Chairman Mukesh Ambani, Vivek is enabling global partnerships that bring critical key technologies to India. In August 2011, he has also been appointed as Distinguished Fellow at India’s Premier think tank Observer Research Foundation as well as co-chair of the FICCI Homeland Security Committee. In April 2012, he has been appointed as Chairman of the Indo-US Strategic Dialogue by the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce. In March 2013, he has been inducted in the Joint Working Group on Cyber Security led by the National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister. He has been appointed as a Special Advisor on Broadband and Cyber Security working with the United Nations in January 2014.

Vivek was appointed as Vice President and Country Head, Boeing Defense Space & Security in May 2007. Vivek brought significant India market and customer insights, which helped address the emerging needs of India. He led a team to conclude the path breaking and largest ever US-India defense deals for C17 strategic lift, P-8I Anti-submarine warfare aircraft and Harpoon Missiles. He oversaw multiple campaigns as well as pan India strategic industrial tie-ups. Vivek had also served as Managing Director of Boeing Commercial Airplanes in India from 2003 to 2007. During his tenure, the largest ever commercial airplane order in Indian aviation history by the Government of India was finalized under Alan Mulally’s leadership. Vivek also served as the founding Co – Chair of the US – India Aviation Cooperation Program launched by Norman Mineta in 2005.

Vivek has held numerous leadership roles in marketing and engineering at B