Pradeep Fernandes is the Managing Director, Strategy for Confident Travel Initiative. He is responsible for developing strategy for Boeing efforts to restore public confidence in air travel.
Prior to this role, Pradeep was the Managing Director of International Strategy & Business Development. In this role, he was responsible for advancing Boeing Commercial division’s efforts to be a global leader, align international objectives across business units. Prior to this, Pradeep was the Managing Director of Boeing HorizonX where he explored business opportunities beyond the core businesses of Boeing Company including exploring businesses that could potentially disrupt the core businesses themselves. Prior to HorizonX, he was Managing director for Product Strategy for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. In this role, he was responsible for setting the product strategy for the business unit and recommending the launch of 737MAX, 777X and 787-10. Prior to this role, he was part of the BCA Supply Chain Strategy group, leading the effort to develop an overall supply chain strategy and key supplier strategies. Earlier, he was the Product Manager for the Boeing 737 and led marketing and strategy efforts to launch the Boeing Sky Interior. Pradeep also spent three years in the Corporate Audit organization, where he was part of the Enterprise Auditor Program. Prior to Audit, he worked in the Configuration Engineering and Analysis and Fleet Support Engineering groups contributing to airplane performance analysis and early configuration development for new airplanes.
Pradeep was born and raised in Karnataka, India and immigrated to the United States in 1991. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York University, a Master of Science degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.