Sasken appoints former Aricent veteran as senior VP

Sasken appoints former Aricent veteran as senior VP
Gajendra Singh Chowhan
13 Aug, 2019

Bengaluru-headquartered product engineering and digital transformation solutions provider Sasken Technologies has appointed Gajendra Singh Chowhan as senior vice president and head, business lines.

Chowhan will lead the automotive, industrials, communications and semiconductor business lines, a statement issued by the company said. 

Prior to joining Sasken, Chowhan held various positions at global design and engineering services company Aricent. Chowhan last held the position of chief business officer of semiconductor and industrial services before leaving Aricent.

As part of the executive leadership team at Aricent, Chowhan oversaw Aricent’s acquisition of semiconductor services firm SmartPlay Technologies. After the acquisition in 2015, Chowhan helped create a business unit dedicated to the semiconductor and embedded systems. 

“We have decided to consolidate all the business lines in our product engineering services under one business head. To that end, we are fortunate that a seasoned veteran who has been a champion in identifying and winning large business deals has joined us,” said Hari Haran, president, global sales, marketing and business lines, Sasken.

Founded in 1989, Sasken specialises in providing digital transformation and R&D services for industries developing semiconductors, smart devices, wearables and transportation solutions. 

Sasken was founded as Silicon Automation Systems in 1989 by Rajiv C. Mody, Krishna Jhaveri, Suresh Dholakia and Badruddin Agarwala. The company claims it has multiple patents to its name and has helped transform the business operations of over 100 Fortune 500 companies through software services. 

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