Bharat Amin is vice president and chief information officer for Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries in Newport News, Va. He is responsible for establishing the IT strategic direction and the day-to-day leadership of all information systems at the shipyard and the HII corporate office.
Amin joined Newport News Shipbuilding in December 2014. Prior to that he held various leadership positions at BAE Systems Inc., including Vice President and CIO for BAE Systems’ Land & Armaments sector. His responsibilities included the strategic development, use, and support of information management and technology (IM&T); management of the sector’s IM&T budget for its U.S. product lines; and functional oversight of the sector’s operations in the United Kingdom, Sweden, and South Africa. He was instrumental in leading various information technology infrastructure and business transformation programs across the operating group that grew to a $12 billion global business.
Amin joined BAE Systems in 1998 where he spent the next eight years in various IT positions, formulating and implementing enterprise IT strategy, architecture, policy, and security. During his tenure with BAE Systems, he sponsored a number of U.S.-wide IT initiatives, and led and participated in many of the company’s global IT integration teams and steering groups. Before joining BAE Systems, Amin held leadership positions in industrial engineering and IT at Electrolux Group North America, a global consumer goods manufacturing company. He led engineering and manufacturing benchmarking studies for process improvement and business transformation. His efforts led to the implementation of an enterprise resource planning solution across multiple businesses to optimize supply chain and integrated product development processes.
Amin holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Maharaja Sayajirao University, as well as a master’s degree in industrial engineering and an Executive MBA in International Business and Finance from Rutgers University. Amin has lived and studied in Africa, India and the United Kingdom. He is also a member of the Frost & Sullivan Advisory Board, the Technology Business Management Council, the Forrester Leadership Board – CIO Group, and the Society of Information Management (SIM).
Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS), a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, is the nation’s sole designer, builder and refueler of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and one of only two shipyards capable of designing and building nuclear-powered submarines. NNS also provides fleet services for naval ships and recently expanded its nuclear and manufacturing expertise into Department of Energy and alternative energy business ventures. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, the shipyard’s vast facilities span more than 550 acres along two miles of waterfront on the historic James River. It is the largest industrial employer in Virginia, employing more than 20,000 people, many of whom are third and fourth generation shipbuilders. For more information, please visit www.huntingtoningalls.com.