Dr Hamid Mughal, director of manufacturing, Rolls-Royce

Dr Hamid Mughal

Director of Manufacturing, Rolls-Royce plc

Hamid is an internationally acclaimed Manufacturing Leader with over 28 years of experience in the Automotive and Aerospace Industries. During this period he has held senior positions in a variety of disciplines ranging from Product Development to Supply Chain Management. He joined Rolls-Royce in 2001 from BMW Group where he was Director of New Product Programmes.

In his current role as Director of Manufacturing, Rolls-Royce plc, Hamid is responsible for leading the Manufacturing activities & strategies across the company’s manufacturing bases. This includes the development and deployment of Manufacturing methods, standards, technologies, systems and Lean practices to achieve Best in Class performance. He is also responsible for the professional development of the global 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 a keen interest in the latest developments in Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management and contributes regularly to professional bodies in his capacity as Pro Chancellor University of Nottingham and External Professor at Cranfield and Sheffield Universities. He is a Chartered Engineer, winner of the IET’s International Manufacturing Gold Medal, Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering, IMechE and IET and a Board member of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult.

Hamid passionately believes in the social and economic value of Manufacturing. He plays a leading role in the advancement of competitive Manufacturing in UK by promoting collaborative programmes such as the network of Advanced Manufacturing Research Centres, the development & application of Lean Production Systems, The Future of Manufacturing project with the Government Office of Science and cross-sector education and training programmes for industrial leaders.

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