Pratyush Kumar, Boeing India President, would be leading the company’s  F-15 fighter aircraft programme in the US, Boeing said on Monday.

“Kumar has been selected to lead our iconic F-15 fighter aircraft programme in the US and globally,” Boeing said in a statement in Bengaluru.

During his five-year tenure in India, Kumar had advanced the company’s business in commercial airplanes, defence, space and security, and global services.

“We launched our engineering and technology centre in Bengaluru during his tenure to drive innovation, scaled up aerospace supply chain and have set up a joint venture with Tata to make fuselages for the Apache attack helicopter,” the statement said.

(With agency inputs)