Honeywell appointed Rajesh Rege as a new President for India
BENGALURU — Honeywell today announced the appointment of Rajesh Rege as country president for India. He assumes office on February 7, 2022 and will be based in Bengaluru.
“Rajesh Rege joins a highly capable leadership team in Honeywell’s High Growth Regions (HGR) and Honeywell India and will help build strong stakeholder engagements, offer innovative solutions to customers, and develop winning teams that can drive strong growth.” said Ben Driggs, President, HGR, Honeywell.
As the country leader, Rege will spearhead Honeywell’s India strategy that focuses on the company’s growth pillars of shaping a diversified portfolio of products and solutions tailored to the India market, driving key customer engagements, and build the talent and leadership pipeline for India.
Rege will be responsible for the continued growth of India operations across Honeywell’s four strategic business groups: Aerospace, Honeywell Building Technologies (HBT), Performance Materials and Technologies (PMT), and Safety and Productivity Solutions (SPS). He will represent Honeywell India in the market and across industry forums to explore new business opportunities, while focusing on market trends and adjacencies to strengthen Honeywell’s position in the country.
With his experience in the India market, he will add value to Honeywell’s initiatives in sustainability, digitization, safety, and industrial automation.
“I am excited to take this leadership role at a time when the growth vectors for both India and Honeywell look extremely promising. Honeywell is at the forefront of leading transformation across industries and is well-positioned to positively impact India’s ambition of ‘Make in India’. I look forward to joining a highly talented team, committed to shaping the future of the company and the country,” said Rajesh Rege, President, Honeywell India.
Rege has more than 32 years of rich corporate experience and his last assignment was with Microsoft, where he was Executive Director, leading the Technology and Cloud Solutions business for India. In addition to this, he brings a strong track record of driving impressive business results and managing transformation across companies like Microsoft, Red Hat, Cisco Systems, Sun Microsystems, and Wipro.
He succeeds Ashish Gaikwad, who served as the interim president for Honeywell India in addition to his existing roles as Managing Director of Honeywell Automation India Limited (HAIL), VPGM of UOP India, and VPGM of Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) India. Ashish will continue with his leadership responsibilities as MD of HAIL and VPGM for UOP India and HPS India.