Lt Col Shobhit Rai (Retd) has been engaged with Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) as officiating Executive Director since January 2020.
He was commissioned into Indian Army in the Corps of Electronics & Mechanical Engineers in the year 1991 after training at National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla Pune and Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. He is a Mechanical Engineer from Military College of Electronics & Mechanical Engineering, Secunderabad. His specialization in the army was on Armoured Fighting Vehicles and further an expert on Biomedical Equipment. He tenated various appointments in army and has had operational experience in field areas and combat zones across the country. His last appointment while in army was as Chief Maintainability Engineer at Maintenance Advisory Group (MAG) affiliated with the office of Director General of Armed Forces Medical Services, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi as an expert on medical equipment till 2013. Since then, he has been in a number of leadership roles with industry & corporate to include being a General Manager of a manufacturing unit which was engaged in casting and machining of automotive components and as General Manager in business operations as part of Walmart India.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Military College of Electronics & Mechanical Engineering, Secunderabad, a master’s degree in Bio Medical Engineering from IIT Madras and a qualification in management from IIM, Ahmedabad.