Sonal Baid leads the Product Management & Strategic Operations teams at Kittyhawk, the leading enterprise drone operations and management platform, enabling drone missions at scale across a multitude of industrial, civil and government applications. Sonal is responsible for product development from inception to final release and works closely with industry leading customers to ensure Kittyhawk products and services exceed their rigorous requirements.
Prior to joining Kittyhawk, Sonal was an aircraft structural design engineer at Tata HAL Technologies where she tested and performed structural analysis on aircraft landing gear and various other critical aircraft systems. She was also a business and market analyst for GENPACT, a professional services firm, and HG Data, a competitive intelligence database for the technology industry.
Sonal is an active member in organizations such as Girls Who Drone and Women in Aerospace and also participates in several mentorship programs to promote women in STEM and girls education in India and the United States. She holds a Bachelors in Aeronautical Engineering from Gujarat Technology University and a Master of Technology Management from UC Santa Barbara.