Rajeev Kaul is the MD & CEO, Aequs Aerospace, responsible for the overall performance of the Aerospace vertical, driving business growth and expansion globally. He has been with Aequs since its inception and was instrumental in setting up the country’s first aerospace manufacturing ecosystem.
With 25 years of rich industry experience, Rajeev has played a significant role in advancing Aequs’ presence in India while setting up various subsidiaries and establishing Joint Ventures. For Rajeev, bringing new capabilities to the global manufacturing ecosystem while transforming Belagavi into an aerospace knowledge centre for India, is a vital mission in helping India realize its global potential.
Rajeev also serves as a board member of Aequs and its other JV companies. Prior to joining Aequs, Rajeev was with QuEST Global providing support and guidance to operational leadership on financial matters. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Delhi University and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Mohamed Bouzidi is the President – Global Sales & Commercials at Aequs Aerospace. He is responsible for growing the current business, driving new business campaigns, and expanding into other geographies. He will also play a pivotal role in managing the Strategic contract relationships.
Mohamed has a distinguished career spanning three decades in aerospace manufacturing and strategic customer accounts. In his 20 years with Aubert & Duval, he held several key executive positions with broad responsibilities across the highly diverse supply chain geographies. Mohamed also brings an in-depth understanding of diverse cultures and the dynamics in these markets. Prior to joining Aubert & Duval, he was associated with SAFRAN for 10 years.
Mohamed holds a Ph.D. in Metallurgy from the Paris School of Mines. He also holds an Executive MBA (EMBA) from EDHEC Business School and graduated from the University of Paris.
Jason Addis is Vice President, European Operations in Magellan Aerospace. Jason joined Magellan Aerospace in 2008 when Magellan Aerospace purchased Verdict Aerospace in the UK. Prior to joining Magellan, he has held a number of senior positions including Director & General Manager of Verdict Aerospace for 12 years and also board director at Tomkins PLC, in the UK.
In October 2014, Jason became Vice President of European Operations. Prior to his current position, he was Operations Director (South) for Magellan UK covering both Bournemouth and Chalfont Operations.
Jason is responsible for the strategic and operational direction of 7 divisions across the UK and Poland employing over 1,400 staff and is also responsible for the corporations manufacturing partnerships in India including the Magellan Aerospace India manufacturing facility in Bangalore (MAI).
With a degree in mechanical engineering from Thames Valley University, London, Jason has worked extensively across North America, Middle East, Asia and Europe during his career in the manufacturing industry.
In 2003 Mr. Underwood joined the company when Magellan Aerospace purchased the UK business. Prior to joining Magellan, Mr. Underwood held a number of senior aerospace industry positions with GKN Aerospace in the UK and the USA.
For the past 10 years, Mr. Underwood led Magellan’s UK operation and oversaw the corporation’s manufacturing partnership in India. Most recently holding the title, Vice President, European Operations, he was responsible for the strategic and operational direction across six operational divisions.
Phillip Underwood was appointed President of Magellan Aerospace Corporation on May 13, 2014 and was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer on January 1, 2015.
Mr. Underwood holds a Bachelor of Science degree.