Dr Hamid Mughal

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 Dr Hamid Mughal

Dr Hamid Mughal

Rolls Royce , director of global engineering

Hamid is an internationally acclaimed Manufacturing Leader with over 30 years of experience in the Automotive and Aerospace Sectors. During this period he has held senior positions in a number of disciplines including, Product Engineering, Operations Management, Manufacturing Engineering & Technology, Supply Chain Management and Product Development of large scale programmes.

He joined Rolls-Royce in 2002 from BMW Group where he was Director of New Product Programmes.

In his current role as Director of Global Manufacturing, Rolls-Royce plc, Hamid is responsible for leading the Manufacturing strategy and activities across the company’s Manufacturing base. This includes the development, deployment and leadership of leading edge Manufacturing, Methods, Processes & Technologies, Systems, Quality Assurance and the application of Rolls-Royce Production System to achieve ‘Best in Class’ performance. He is also responsible for the professional development of the Manufacturing community in the company.

Hamid has an Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering, BA in Mathematics and Technology, MSc. in Production Engineering & Management and a Doctorate in Manufacturing Systems.  He has also been awarded Honorary Doctorates from the Universities of Hertfordshire, Birmingham, Sheffield and Strathclyde.

He has a keen interest in the latest developments of Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management and contributes regularly to professional bodies in his capacity as Pro Chancellor, University of Nottingham and External Professor of Manufacturing at Cranfield, Hertfordshire and Sheffield Universities. He is a Chartered Engineer, winner of International Manufacturing Gold Medal, Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering, IMechE and IET, Board member of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult and Leader of Defence Growth Partnership’s Value Chain Competitiveness strategy.  

Hamid passionately believes in the social and economic value of High Value Manufacturing. He has played a leading role in the advancement of competitive Manufacturing by promoting collaborative programmes such as the application of Lean Production Systems, Global network of Advanced Manufacturing Research Centres, formation of UK’s HVM Catapult and cross-sector education and training for industrial leaders

Hamid received an OBE in the 2014 New Year’s Honours for services to Innovation, Technology and Manufacturing.

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