Ashwini K Aggarwal
Director - Government Affairs
Applied Materials India
An industry veteran with over 29 years of experience,
Ashwini Aggarwal is Director, Government Affairs of Applied
Materials India Pvt. Limited.
At Applied Materials, Mr. Aggarwal handles the government
affairs function, covering public policy, programs and market
development initiatives relating to high-tech electronics
including semiconductor electronics and solar in India. He is
the co-chair/Executive Committee member for key committees in
USIBC, CII, FICCI, ELCINA, IEEMA and ESSC.
Mr. Aggarwal has authored a book on Novell Netware and 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
His previous stints before Applied Materials include role as
Executive Director, Manufacturers’ Association of IT in India,
handling a range of advocacy and industry development
initiatives, and 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. Mr. Aggarwal 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.
Mr Aggarwal has an M.Sc. in Physics and Electronics from St.
Stephens College and an MBA from FMS, University of Delhi. He
is currently pursuing a PhD in Public Policy from the Centre
of Management Excellence, All India Management Association.