Bharat Wakhlu is the former Managing Director (India) for the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, the Stratford USA based Helicopter OEM, now a part of Lockheed Martin. Before that, he worked with the Tata Group in diverse senior roles – in its many companies in India and the US – for over three decades
Bharat is a committed, results-oriented business leader and cross-functional manager with a demonstrated record of success, transforming enterprises and guiding leaders to deliver outstanding and lasting value to chosen stakeholders. He is passionate about working with values and ethics and of unfolding innovation and beneficial change everywhere. He is a collaborative, open and assertive communicator who has also authored four books including the book ‘ Navigating the Maze- Simple, Smarter, Strategies to Fast- Track Success’ which is written especially for an interconnected approach for working professionals.
Bharat is cross-culturally sensitive and engaging in his talks, and a technologically perceptive facilitator of beneficial change. He commands an inspiring presence, is an exceptional speaker and is adept at motivating and guiding senior leaders to deliver admirable results. He is fluent in German, English and four Indian languages.
His tenure with Tata Group and with Sikorsky has given him unique capabilities to guide others in the areas of organizational performance, process and value improvement, leadership and team development, ethical decision-making, governance, responsible business and much more. His experience can help enterprises grow stronger, ethical, more profitable, effective. Bharat’s versatility is one of the key power that makes him most sought-after speaker. He can talk about Aerospace and Defense, Industrial products, Labour maintenance and it can go up to Start-ups and their sustenance.
His areas of expertise include Manufacturing, Performance Excellence & Quality, Leadership & Team Development, Governance, Policy Advocacy, Strategy, Supply Chain Management, Ethical Sourcing & Sustainability, and Future Proofing.