Bangalore 24-Jan-2013: QuEST Global Engineering, a leading pure play engineering services provider with headquarters in Singapore, today announced the appointment of Mr. Ashok Baweja (Former Chairman HAL). In his new role, Mr Baweja will be responsible for the newly formed QuEST Global Defence Engineering Services, which will function as an independent company. The new company will focus on expanding the Engineering Services business in Aerospace and Defence sectors from OEMs. Mr Baweja will work closely with the Chairman & CEO of QuEST Global, Mr. Ajit Prabhu and help position the new entity as the preferred partner for defence offset requirements. He will be based out of the Bangalore.

Prior to joining Quest, Mr. Ashok Baweja was associated with HCL Technologies for over two years as a Senior Advisor for Aerospace & Defence for evolving long term strategies and Business Development. Ashok’s career spans over 42 years, the majority of which has been spent with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) where he joined as a Management Trainee in 1970. Through his career, Mr. Baweja has worked in and led the Aero Engine Division, Corporate Business Development, Corporate Marketing and the Helicopter Division. He joined the Board of HAL initially as the Managing Director for Design & Development for a period of 6 years and later became its Chairman in 2004 the youngest ever to date. During his tenure, he is credited for the development of the Advanced Light Helicopter, Intermediate Jet Trainer & Upgrades of the Jaguar aircraft, Chetak and Cheetah Helicopters besides growing revenues for HAL from $1 billion in 2005 to $2.3 billion in 2009.

Mr. Ajit Prabhu, CEO, QuEST Global Engineering said, «I am honoured to welcome Ashok Baweja on board and I am sure under his able leadership the new entity shall achieve success and set new standards in defence industry. We are extremely excited about this appointment and look forward to learning from his rich industry experience in the defence sector which is one of the fastest growing sectors in India today.»

Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Ashok Baweja said, «I have observed QuEST emerge into a global player par excellence over the years. I am excited to join this fast growing company and look forward to partnering this winning team towards achieving their high standards of service excellence and delivery.»

Ashok Baweja is a graduate twice over in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and holds a MBA with specialization in Finance.

About QuEST Global

We are Quest Global. We’re in the business of engineering, but what we’re really building is a brighter future. It’s not just what we do, but why we do it that makes us different. We believe engineering has the unique opportunity to solve the problems of today that stand in the way of tomorrow. For 25 years, we have strived to be the most trusted partner for the world’s hardest engineering problems. As a global organization headquartered in Singapore, we live and work in 17 countries, with 56 global delivery centers, driven by 13,000+ extraordinary employees who make the impossible possible every day. Quest Global brings deep industry knowledge and digital expertise to deliver end to end global product engineering services.  We bring together technologies and industries alongside the contributions of diverse individuals and their areas of expertise to solve problems better, faster. This multi-dimensional approach enables us to solve the most important and large-scale challenges across the Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Energy, Hi-Tech, Healthcare, Medical Devices, Rail and Semiconductor industries.

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