India Semiconductor Association (ISA), representing the Indian electronic system design and manufacturing (ESDM) industry, has announced the appointment of P.V.G. Menon as its new president. He replaces Poornima Shenoy, who has left the organization to pursue a line of entrepreneurship connected with education.
Menon has domain knowledge, focus towards membership promotion and a flair for industry relevant research. He will be responsible for overseeing the operations of ISA and will work as a member of its executive council on strategic issues related to the growth of the semiconductor and the electronics industry in India.
"ISA strongly supports the goal to make electronics a national mission in our country and our search for the new president was focused on ensuring we have the right leadership to achieve that target and all our other goals in the ESDM sector. We welcome Menon on board and wish him the best as he assumes this important mantle," said Pradip K. Dutta, chairman, ISA and corporate vice president & managing director, Synopsys (India) Pvt. Ltd.
In the past, as an industry representative, Menon has volunteered with several ISA initiatives such as, ISA-F&S Market Study, Technovation, and ISA-E&Y Country Competitiveness Study and the like.
"ISA plays a pivotal role for the growth of the industry and it's a great honor to join the leadership team and have theopportunity to contribute to its success. I would like to work towards strengthening ISA’s role and contributions in various key segments and core initiatives and leverage and strengthen the strong linkages that ISA has established," Menon said.
Prior to taking up this role, PVG Menon was the president & CEO VANN Consulting Pvt. Ltd. and has over 24 years of experience in the development, marketing and management of technology. Prior to this, Menon has worked with Philips (now known as NXP Semiconductors) and Analog Devices, Siemens Information Systems Ltd. and CMC Ltd. He has also been associated with two start-ups and has served on the executive council of the Advanced Computing and Communications Society of India (ACCS).