David Paja

Chief Executive Officer


Joined GKN Aerospace as CEO in August 2021


David is Chief Executive Officer of GKN Aerospace. He has extensive technology, innovation and operational experience in industrial and automotive markets. David joined GKN Aerospace from Aptiv where he was President of the Advanced Safety & User Experience business, a leader in driver assistance solutions and vehicle electronics with $4B+ sales. Prior to that David spent 14 years with Honeywell, where his last role was President of the global $5B Security & Fire business. He started his career with Valeo where he served in different operational and business roles.

David has lived in Europe, North America and Asia. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Insead.