|Dinesh C. Paliwal|
Dinesh C. Paliwal
|Born||Dinesh C. Paliwal
17 December 1957
Agra, India, India
|Alma mater||MS degree in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee; MS in Applied Science and Engineering and MBA in Finance from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio).|
|Occupation||Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Harman International|
Dinesh C. Paliwal (born 17 December 1957 in Agra, India) is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Harman International – a leading provider of premium audio and infotainment systems for the automotive, consumer and professional markets.
Dinesh, a US citizen, has lived and worked in Australia, China, India, Singapore, Switzerland, and the United States. Before joining Harman he worked at the ABB Group as President Global Markets and Technology. During his 22 years with ABB, he held management positions in five countries and was instrumental in the company’s dramatic turnaround during the period 2002–2007.
In addition to the Harman board, Dinesh serves as a member of the Trilateral Commission established to foster closer cooperation among the US, Europe and Japan. He has served on the board for Embarq Corporation (NYSE:EQ) and is a member of the Business Roundtable based in Washington, DC. He has served previously as Chairman of the National Foreign Trade Council, ABB India Ltd., Lummus Global (an oil and gas technology company) and as a Director for the US China Business Council, US India Business Council, and International Swimming Hall of Fame. He also served for three years as Economic Advisor to the Governor of Guangdong Province, China.
In 2010, Paliwal was named Metro New York Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young, and received the Indian American Achiever Award by the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO). He received the Pinnacle Award as one of the Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business 2012 by Asian American Business Development Center.
Dinesh Paliwal’s father, Ram Chandra Paliwal, was a nationally renowned social leader who worked closely with Mahatma Gandhi and other leaders in India’s freedom movement. He obtained an engineering degree with merit from the University of Roorkee (now renamed as the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee), India. He was later awarded a full scholarship to pursue advanced degrees in Engineering and Management at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA.
- "Dinesh Paliwal to leave ABB"
- "Interview with Dinesh Paliwal", China Business Review - 2004
- "ABB Celebrates Turnaround", Automation World Magazine - June 2006
- "Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Announced" Forbes.com - June 2010
- "GOPIO CT Honors Dinesh Paliwal and Senator Chris Dodd", Tribuna Connecticut - 26 May 2010