VP, Strategy, Lockheed Martin
Security & Partnerships
Dr. Vivek Lall was appointed Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in January 2018 based in Fort Worth, Texas. Lockheed Martin is the world’s largest defense company.
In May 2018 he has been appointed by the United States Government in a key advisory role for a two year term to the US Cabinet Secretary heading Department of Transportation (encompassing entities like the Federal Aviation Administration) in Washington DC which affects US and global aviation policies and technologies.
Prior to his appointment at Lockheed Martin he was Chief Executive in charge of U.S. and International Strategic Development at General Atomics (makers of the Predator UAV’s) based in San Diego. He led the path breaking agreement by the White House to release category 1 UAV’s to India, a non-NATO country. From 1996-2011, Vivek held numerous marketing and engineering leadership roles with The Boeing Company in Seattle including the Airplane Performance and Propulsion Group. He was appointed as Vice President and India Country Head, Boeing Defense Space & Security in May 2007. He led a team to conclude the path breaking and largest ever US-India defense deals. He oversaw multiple campaigns as well as pan India strategic industrial tie-ups. He also worked as an adjunct faculty member at Embry- Riddle, McConnell Air Force Base. He also served as the founding Co – Chair of the US – India Aviation Cooperation Program launched by Norman Mineta in 2005. Prior to Boeing he worked for Raytheon and conducted research with NASA Ames Research Center in various multidisciplinary engineering fields.
Vivek earned a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from Carleton University in Canada and a Masters of Aeronautical Engineering degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida. He also has his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Wichita State University in Kansas and his MBA from City University in Seattle. He has also completed management and executive courses at the American Management Association in Washington DC. Vivek has been the recipient of several honors, including the 2008 OCA National Asian Pacific American Corporate Achievement Award in the US. Cambridge (UK) has listed him as one of only 2000 Outstanding Scientists of the Twentieth Century. He has also been cited in Who’s Who several times.
He is in the Sigma Gamma Tau Aerospace Honor Society as well as the Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society. He was President of the Mathematical Association of America. He has authored over hundred articles in various journals. He was also trained as a private pilot at the Phoenix International Flight Training Center in Florida.