Indian American Vimal Kapur Joins Club of Indian-origin CEOs as Head of Honeywell International

The Indian American community continues to flex its leadership muscle. We’re only two months and a half into 2023; three Indian Americans have put on the garb of global CEOs since the beginning of the new year. Cognizant’s CEO Ravi Kumar and YouTube’s CEO Neal Mohan are the first and the second, respectively. The third and newest being Vimal Kapur who Honeywell International has named as its global CEO. Indian American Vimal Kapur, 57, will take over as CEO of Honeywell on June 1.

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He assumed the role of Honeywell’s President and Chief Operating Officer nine months ago. “In this role, he created new solutions to help customers drive their sustainability and accelerate their digital transformation journeys. In addition, he oversaw Honeywell’s Operating System, Honeywell Accelerator, and the company’s strategic business groups. Prior to that, he held several leadership positions in the $130bn company that deals in advanced consumer technology and productivity solutions. The key positions that he has held till date include Managing Director for Honeywell Automation India Limited.

Just like Puneet Renjen who spent his entire career at Deloitte, Honeywell International’s new CEO Vimal Kapur started his career as a General Manager in Pune and went on to climb the corporate ladder. “Kapur brings 34 years of profound knowledge about our businesses, markets and customer needs. His ability to drive our key sustainability and digitalization strategic initiatives, along with his advancement of our world class operating system – Honeywell Accelerator – throughout the organization, gives him an outstanding platform to drive continued performance for our stakeholders,” said Darius Adamczyk who will serve as Executive Chairman to help with leadership transition.

Vimal Kapur, who graduated as an electronics engineer from the Thapar Institute of Engineering in Punjab, was the Vice President of Honeywell Process Solutions. Thereafter, he became President of Honeywell Process Solutions and continued in the same role for 4 years before he was promoted to President and CEO of Honeywell Building Technologies in the Greater Atlanta Area. After 3 years in that position, he moved to Houston, Texas as President and CEO of Honeywell Performance Materials & Technologies. In July 2022, he was given a more responsible designation – President and Chief Operating Officer.

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  1. Ziga at

    Congratulations to Vimal Kapur on being named as the new leader of Honeywell International – a great achievement for the Indian-origin community!


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