Engineering major, Honeywell International Inc. has announced the appointment of Rajesh Rege as Country President for India Business, effective 7 February 2022.
Rege succeeds Ashish Gaikwad, who served as the interim president for Honeywell India in addition to his existing leadership roles including as managing director of Honeywell Automation India Ltd. (HAIL).
He joined the office today and he will be based in Bengaluru, India. In his new role 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 the country.
Rege 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.
He has more than 32 years of corporate experience and his last assignment was with Microsoft, where he was Executive Director, leading the Technology and Cloud Solutions business for India. He has driven business and transformation in companies like Microsoft, Red Hat, Cisco Systems, Sun Microsystems, and Wipro.
Commenting on the appointment, Ben Driggs, President, High Growth Regions, Honeywell said, “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,”
“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,” said Rege.