Bharat Amin is vice president and chief information officer for Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. Amin joined NNS in 2014 and is responsible for establishing the IT strategic vision and day-to-day leadership of all IT at the shipyard and the HII corporate office.
A champion of change, Amin actively promotes technology capabilities required for the company’s digital transformation and IT’s delivery of initiatives such as Integrated Digital Shipbuilding and Integrated Smart Shipyard. A transformational leader, he empowers shipbuilders through the advancement of innovation, diversity and inclusion.
Prior to joining NNS, Amin served as 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 financial and functional oversight of the sector’s operations in the United Kingdom, Sweden and South Africa. Amin was instrumental in leading various IT infrastructure and business transformation programs across the operating group that grew to a $12 billion global business. Before joining BAE Systems, he held leadership positions in industrial engineering and IT at Electrolux Group North America, a global consumer goods manufacturing company.
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 chairs the SAP A&D Industry Council and is also a member of the Hampton Roads Chapter of the American Heart Association Board; the Technology Business Management Council Board; the Forrester Leadership Board – CIO Group; the Society of Information Management; the Christopher Newport University Department of Physics, Computer Science and Engineering Advisory Board; and Verizon Manufacturing and Industrial Customer Advisory Board.
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 23,000 people, many of whom are third and fourth generation shipbuilders. For more information, please visit www.huntingtoningalls.com.