ORLANDO, USA — Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) has named Rahul C. Thakkar as its new president, effective immediately.
As president, Thakkar will focus on charting growth to enable expansion of BISim’s portfolio and be responsible for the overall strategic direction and day-to-day business operations. He will also be in charge of assessing key domestic and international markets to pursue new opportunities for BISim’s portfolio of products.
Thakkar is a seasoned technology leader with experience in cloud computing, distributed and high-performance computing, defense and intelligence, and aerospace. He most recently served as the director and general manager of Simulation Technologies at Amazon Web Services (AWS) where he led the development of services that made it easier for simulation engineers, scientists, and technicians to scale their simulations on AWS. Prior to AWS, he held multiple executive roles at Boeing across their corporate and defense business units with a focus on commercial cloud products for unmanned air vehicles, and he supported their digital transformation efforts. Thakkar also has a long history in computer generated digital environments and won an Academy Award® for Technical Achievement in 2016.
Rahul holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering from the University of Mumbai and a Master of Science in Computer Science from Utah State University.
Founded in 2001, Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim), a wholly owned subsidiary of BAE Systems, Inc., is a global software company at the forefront of simulation and training solutions for defense and civilian organizations.
Globally, many hundreds of thousands of military personnel are trained every year using BISim’s high-fidelity VBS software products. More than 60 NATO and NATO-friendly countries, and over 300 integrators/prime contractors use VBS technology, many making significant funding commitments to extend VBS product capabilities. BISim’s customers include the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, Canadian Armed Forces, UK MOD, French Army, Bundeswehr, Swedish Armed Forces, Australian Defence Force, New Zealand Defence Force and many major system integrators.