Core Initiative Group
Sanjeev Keskar
Managing Director Sales, India & SEA,
Vice Chairman Ė IESA

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Sanjeev Keskar has served as Managing Director, Sales, PMC-Sierra for India and south-east Asia since January 2010.

Prior to this appointment, Keskar was Country Manager, Sales, at Freescale Semiconductor from 2005 to 2009, where he led design win and revenue growth for the India sales operations. Prior to that, he was the Country Manager for AMD Far East Ltd. in India from 2001 to 2005. There he started the companyís India operations as the first Country Manager with a three-person team and established AMD India in four years with all major OEM and channel wins. Keskar has also held senior management positions at National Semiconductor, Max India Ltd. (Avnet India), and Continental Device India Ltd. Overall, he has more than 25 years of experience and has spent 20 years in semiconductor sales.

Keskar received a masterís degree in management science and a bachelorís of engineering and technology from Pune University.
Guru Ganesan took over as the Managing Director of ARM India in June 2009. Prior to that, he was Vice-President, Engineering at ARM, San Jose, California. In 2002, Ganesan relocated to India to set up the India operations of Artisan Components Inc. As Managing Director, Artisan-India, he was responsible for the companyís overall operations in India. In December 2004, Artisan was acquired by ARM, the world leader in semiconductor IP, and Ganesan continued as the Managing Director of ARM India.

Prior to ARM and Artisan, Ganesan was Director of Engineering at Synopsys, Mountain View and his business unit was acquired by Artisan Components in January 2001. His earlier assignments were with Texas Instruments, Dallas; Cadence Design Systems, San Jose; and Hewlett-Packard, Cupertino. Ganesan started his career with Tata Consultancy Services after acquiring a masterís degree in engineering.
Arnob Roy is the co-founder and President-Engineering at Tejas Networks where he leads the R&D team in development of leading-edge optical transmission products. He has over 20 years of experience in developing products in domains such as electronic design automation, VLSI and telecom systems. Prior to Tejas, he has held senior engineering management positions at Synopsys Inc. and Cadence Design Systems.

Arnob holds a M.Sc degree in computer science from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA and a Bachelorís Degree in Technology in electronics and communication engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
  Guru Ganesan
Managing Director
ARM India

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  Arnob Roy
Co-founder and President-Engineering
Tejas Networks

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IESA Secretariat
  Debanjan Sinha
Analyst Ė Market Research
India Electronics & Semiconductor Association
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