Monday, September 1, 2008

Julian Scopes Appointed President of BAE Systems India

Julian Scopes Appointed President of BAE Systems India

01 Sep 2008 | Ref. 237

New Delhi, India - Julian Scopes has been appointed President of BAE Systems India. Based at BAE Systems' offices in New Delhi, Scopes will be responsible for defining and implementing BAE Systems' strategy in India and will lead the company's corporate initiatives in the Indian sub-continent.

Scopes joins from BAE System's London headquarters, where he was Head of Government Relations and UK Business Development. The appointment of a key senior executive to lead the Delhi office is an indication of the level of focus and priority with which BAE Systems is addressing the Indian market.

Scopes will lead a major new drive by BAE Systems to increase the company's capabilities and partnerships in India. While BAE Systems has been present in India for over 60 years, a corner stone of the company's current corporate strategy is to broaden and deepen the company's involvement in India to meet the needs of the Indian MoD and other customers worldwide.

Ian King, Chief Executive BAE Systems, said; "Julian will prove invaluable to the strategic development of BAE Systems in India. Appointing someone of Julian's calibre and seniority is an indication of our determination to rapidly develop our presence and partnerships in India successfully for all concerned."

"India is an exciting challenge. We will invest to increase our capabilities and industrial partnerships to really grow our contribution to the Indian defence community," states Julian Scopes. " With 60 years of history in India we have a strong basis here already on which to grow and our international experience in sharing technology and skills to develop local long term businesses across the globe positions us well for success."

Before joining BAE Systems as Regional Managing Director Europe in 1997, Scopes worked for the UK Ministry of Defence for over 20 years.

Educated at Fettes College, Edinburgh and Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, Scopes is married with two grown-up daughters. His interests include theatre, reading, music and
high-handicap golf.

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