Dinesh Paliwal

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Dinesh C. Paliwal
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Dinesh C. Paliwal
Born Dinesh C. Paliwal
(1957-12-17) 17 December 1957 (age 58)
Agra, India
Residence United States
Alma mater B.E. 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 Industries
Spouse(s) Ila Sharma
Children two

Dinesh C. Paliwal is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Harman International Industries – a provider of 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[citation needed]. Before joining Harman he worked at the ABB Group as President Global Markets and Technology.[1] During his 22 years with ABB, he held management positions in five countries[2] and was instrumental in the company’s dramatic turnaround during the period 2002–2007.[3]

In addition to the Harman board, Dinesh serves as a member of the board of Bristol-Myers Squibb. He has served on the boards TYCO International, ADT and Embarq Corporation 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,[4] and received the Indian American Achiever Award by the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO).[5] He received the Pinnacle Award as one of the Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business 2012 by Asian American Business Development Center.