Rahul Ghai is senior vice president and chief financial officer for Harris Corporation. His responsibilities include oversight of all internal and external financial reporting, Securities and Exchange Commission compliance and Sarbanes Oxley compliance, financial planning, banking/investment relationships, financial controls, capital structure, accounting, audit, financial services, tax and treasury. In addition, he is responsible for Investor Relations and plays a key role in the development of the corporation’s strategic growth plan and the evaluation, execution and integration of mergers and acquisitions.
Prior to joining Harris in 2015, Ghai served as vice president of Financial Planning and Integration for Aetna, Inc. In this position, he was responsible for compressing the forecasting process time by 50 percent and driving $750 million of integration savings over a two-year period. Earlier, he served as chief financial officer for Aetna International, which provides health insurance and health analytics to individuals, corporations and governments across 16 countries in Europe, Asia, North and South America.
Prior to Aetna, Ghai worked at United Technologies Corporation (UTC) for 13 years, where he held significant financial leadership positions at various divisions, including Carrier Corporation and UTC Fire & Safety. Most recently, he was vice president of Financial Planning and Analysis and Treasury for the company’s Hamilton Sundstrand division.
Ghai has a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Delhi University and a master’s of science degree in management (MBA) from Purdue University.
Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports government and commercial customers in more than 100 countries and has approximately $6 billion in annual revenue. The company is organized into three business segments: Communication Systems, Electronic Systems and Space and Intelligence Systems.