Bangalore, April 15, 2019: India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the industry body representing the Indian Electronic System Design & Manufacturing (ESDM) industry has announced its new Executive Council (EC) for the year 2019-20 with Jitendra Chaddah (JC), Senior Director - Operations and Strategic Relations, Intel taking over as the Chairman.
JC has over two decades of industry experience with excellent international exposure and experience of working in both emerging and mature markets – USA, Latin America, Asia Pacific. At Intel, he has played multiple leadership roles ranging from Program Management of large and complex programs to running operations and setting strategic direction for large R&D sites at different Intel locations. JC also plays a critical role in leading multiple industry initiatives to accelerate technology adoption and innovation in the country. Recently, he led the conceptualization of Semiconductor Fabless Accelerator Lab (SFAL) and IESA’s Vision Summit. Currently Jitendra is the Senior Director, Operations and Strategy at Intel India, leading operations of Intel’s largest R&D center outside the US, forming strategic alliances with the tech eco-system and creating impactful initiatives for technology acceleration in partnership with Government, Academia, Media and Industry.
Says JC: “I feel extremely honored for taking up the position of IESA chairman at a time when the Indian electronics and semiconductor industry is poised for exponential growth. The opportunity for electronics system design and manufacturing is tremendous, given the rapid momentum around Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud, Smart & Connected Devices, and 5G. This requires accelerated focus on entrepreneurship, innovation, IP creation and manufacturing in the ‘Intelligent Electronics’ space. I am looking forward to the continued partnership with the industry, government and academia to achieve our goal of making India a global hub for design-led manufacturing in Intelligent Electronics.’