Kishore Jayaraman OBE

President - India & South Asia, Rolls-Royce

Kishore Jayaraman is President for Rolls-Royce India and South Asia. Since taking over the role ten years ago, Kishore has been instrumental in driving strategic focus and significant expansion across the Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace, Defence and Power Systems businesses. A strong proponent of technology innovation, he led the establishment of Rolls-Royce’s digital and engineering capabilities in India that now contribute significantly to global development projects.

He also leads the growth of the company’s manufacturing and sourcing footprint in India through joint ventures with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and Force Motors, as well as other key partnerships. Prior to joining Rolls-Royce, Kishore held diverse leadership roles across markets at GE for 23 years, and his last assignment was as President and CEO of GE Energy, South Asia. Based in New Delhi, India, Kishore serves on several boards and is at the helm of industry committees and associations, whilst being a champion for sustainability and strategic ecosystem evolution for the present and future.

Kishore was recently awarded an honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty The Queen for services to international trade and investment, with a key focus on promotion of India-UK trade.