Aerospace expert Dr VivekLall was appointed to the key federal aviation advisory committee which provides guidance to the US Government on the future of the airspace system.
The committee advises the government on topics including, but not limited to, NextGen investment priorities, capability deployment timing, equipage incentives, specific technologies, and deployments such as DataComm, National Airspace System performance metrics, and airspace design initiatives.
Dr. Vivek Lall is currently the Vice President strategy and Business development at Lockheed Martin and has been appointed to the committee for a two year term. With his vast knowledge and experience as a high level Aerospace expert, he is expected to play a key role in the committee to represent the viewpoints of defence technology organisations in the NextGen Advisory Committee of the Department of Transportation.
He has been a top official at Boeing and General Atomics in the past and successfully led over USD 12 billion of US-India trade getting breakthroughs for global US defence companies and the US establishment. This includes deals on Boeing’s Chinook and Apache helicopters, and General Atomics Sea Guardian unarmed drones.
During his stint in India Dr.Lall was chairman of the Indo-American Strategic Dialogue and also an advisor to the UN affiliates on cyber security and broadband issues. He was appointed as India Country Head, Boeing Defense Space and Security in May 2007 and earlier as Managing Director of Boeing Commercial Airplanes from 2003 to 2007. As President and CEO at Reliance Industries Limited from 2011 to 2014 Dr.Lall spearheaded its growth in Defence and Homeland security business and enabled Reliance forge many global partnerships. As Chief Executive - Strategic Development at General Atomics, he was responsible for strategic development of systems like Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) which was prior to his stint at Lockheed Martin.