Director-Government Affairs, Applied Materials India
Chairman, India Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA) 2017-18
Board Member- IESA 2015-2019
An M.Sc. in Physics and Electronics with distinction from St. Stephens College and an MBA from FMS, University of Delhi, Ashwini has rich and diverse experience in handling Enterprise and Government segment for the tech intensive ESDM sector.
At Applied Materials, Ashwini handles the government affairs which covers the public policy, programs and market development initiatives relating to hightech electronics including semiconductor electronics and solar. Ashwini is an industry veteran of 30+ year experience including, 18 years in Hewlett-Packard in several important and developmental roles. He has also worked with Omnicom Media Group, in their group company, CPM India as Vice-President, Strategic initiatives.
As Chairperson at IESA, he is handling a range of advocacy and ESDM industry development initiatives. He is the co-chair/Executive Committee member for key committees in IESA, ESSC, USIBC, CII, FICCI, ELCINA & IEEMA.
Ashwini is well known in the industry for his creative and breakthrough market development initiatives at HP & at MAIT– is a well-known industry speaker -and was the IT Channels ‘Most Favorite Marketing Manager’ for the year 2006. Ashwini has authored a book on Novell Netware & another on Rooftop Solar. He has a number of industry white papers to his credit.
His thought papers “Financial Enablers for the Solar Sector” and “Making the Indian Solar industry shine” were placed by the MNRE on the industry comments section for the 12th Plan inputs. His work on “smart manufacturing program for India” is a recipe framework for building a globally competitive, profitable Indian industry. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Management from Faculty of Management Studies & Research, Aligarh Muslim University.