Sanjeev Keskar

CEO, Arvind Consultancy

Mr Sanjeev Keskar is Chief Executive Officer of Arvind Consultancy. After his successful stint of 35 years in corporate world of which about 29 years in semiconductor industry, Mr Keskar incorporated Arvind Consultancy, an advisory firm in the field of developing high value added ecosystem for semiconductor and electronics industry in India. He is also Chief Mentor of STPI IOT Open Lab at Bangalore, where he is supporting to improve success rate of startups .

Mr Keskar is first President and Founding Member of CIMEI (Confederation of Indian MSME in ESDM and IT); where is working to support key needs of MSME industries in electronics and IT sector. Prior to this, Mr Keskar was Managing Director India at Arrow Electronics for India, a leading electronic component global distribution company from June 2015 to October 2020, where he contributed to more than 2X growth in revenues. Earlier he was Managing Director-Sales at PMC-Sierra for five and half years. He was also elected Chairman of IESA (India Electronics and Semiconductor Association) for year 2013-14.

Prior to PMC Sierra, he was Country Manager, Sales, at Freescale Semiconductor from 2005 to 2009 where he led design win and revenue growth for the India sales. Prior to that, Mr Keskar was the Country Manager, India, for AMD Far East Ltd. from 2001 to 2005, where he started the company’s India operations as the first Country Manager and established AMD India in four years with all major OEM and channel engagements. He has also worked at National Semiconductor as Country Manager (1996 to 2001), Max India Ltd. (Avnet India) as Regional Manager and Continental Device India Ltd.

He received a Master’s degree in Management Science and a Bachelor’s in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Pune University.