Ashish Saraf, Airbus Group’s ‘Make in India’ Officer Receives the Maxell Award for Business Leadership
Ashish Saraf

Maxell foundation is a non-profit registered charitable trust formed to confer Maharashtra Corporate Excellence Awards (Maxell). The objective of the foundation is to recognise and reward entrepreneurs, business leaders and innovators from Maharashtra who have dared to dream big, explored new horizons, and through their work, have proven themselves to be the architects of change. The foundation also aims to inspire Generation Next to follow these singular examples of extraordinary entrepreneurial spirit and leadership so that they are encouraged to transform their potential into performance.‎

“Aerospace has been my passion since childhood days and throughout my professional career I have tried to contribute to this field and to India in whatever way I could. I am honoured to receive this award as it shows that following one’s dreams is the pathway to success,” said Ashish Saraf.

Ashish is the vice president – Industry Development, Strategic Partnerships and Offsets at Airbus Group India where he is driving the Group’s existing ‘Make in India’ initiatives and is conceiving new ones across all its three divisions in order to increase their industrial footprint in India.

Prior to joining Airbus Group, Ashish headed the Tata–Sikorsky joint venture in Hyderabad and was also responsible for Sikorsky’s offsets, industrialisation and strategic partnership initiatives in India.

Ashish started his career at Dassault Systemes followed by Deloitte Consulting.

He holds a post graduate diploma in Business (Marketing) Management from the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, India, a diploma in Managing for Execution from Cornell University, New York and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology (NIT) Nagpur, India.


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