India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the premier body representing the Indian Electronic System Design & Manufacturing (ESDM) industry, appointed Rajeev Khushu, Director Corporate Affairs and Government Relations at Texas Instruments India (TI) as the Chairman for the year 2021-22.
Rajeev has over two decades of industry experience, having worked with companies like Siemens, Infineon, and Atmel, before joining TI in 2006. He has held several leadership positions at TI, and helped establish the sales and application team in India. Rajeev also has a long association with IESA and has been a part of several IESA initiatives including Electropreneur parks (EP), Semiconductor Fabless Accelerator Lab (SFAL), and Intelligent Electronics Readiness Indicator (IE).
Speaking on the occasion, Rajeev Khushu said, “IESA has played a critical role in framing the ESDM policies over the last 15 years. As a result, India today is the second largest manufacturer of smartphones. With favourable policies in the pipeline, the next five years will present several opportunities for the country to emerge as a leading producer of hardware, ranging from 5G infrastructure equipment, industrial and defence electronics to EV and medical devices. I look forward to building on this momentum, and collaborating with key stakeholders across government, industry, and start-ups to create a strong ecosystem for semiconductors and electronics in India.”
The Government of India has been proactively working with IESA in several new areas, including efforts to increase global and regional manufacturing presence in India. As Chairman of IESA, Rajeev will lend his expertise to strengthen these initiatives, accelerating the path from ideation, and policy formation to on-the-ground execution. His vision is to leverage the Semiconductor Design talent in the country to help create a robust and holistic ecosystem.