Ashwini K Aggarwal    
Ashwini K Aggarwal
Director - Government Affairs
Applied Materials India
Pvt. Ltd
Chairman - IESA

An industry veteran with over 29 years of experience, Ashwini K 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 Indian industry.

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.
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