Avneesh Agrawal is the new president, Qualcomm India and South Asia and senior vice president Qualcomm Inc., with oversight of the company’s business operations in India and South Asia. Kanwalinder Singh who was President, has been appointed as head Business Development, New Markets for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT).
Dr. Agrawal began his career at Qualcomm in 1994 as a systems engineer for Globalstar. From 1998 – 2001 Dr Agrawal led the development of Qualcomm CDMA Technology’s first UMTS chipset. From 2002 – 2009 he led the company-wide effort on the development of OFDMA (Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access) technology and LTE chipsets.
In 2005 he was named the general manager for Qualcomm’s Technology & Ventures division responsible for Qualcomm’s venture investments and research in new technologies, and in 2006 he served as the co-lead for Corporate R&D. Dr. Agrawal joined the Office of the CTO in 2007 while continuing to lead Qualcomm’s R&D in OFDMA-based next generation wireless technologies. Dr. Agrawal joined QCT in 2009 where he led the development of wireless connectivity (LAN/PAN & Broadcast) chipsets. In 2010, Dr. Agrawal became the product management lead for the Wireless Connectivity Products group where his group focused on Qualcomm’s standalone wireless connectivity products business and on driving the wireless connectivity technology roadmap for QCT. Dr. Agrawal has been granted 64 U.S. patents and holds a bachelor of science degree in computer systems engineering and master of science and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering, all from Stanford University. July 23 2011