Sanjay Mehrotra

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Sanjay Mehrotra
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Born (1958-06-27) June 27, 1958 (age 62)
EducationBirla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
University of California, Berkeley (BS, MS)
TitleCEO of Micron
Spouse(s)Sangeeta Mehrotra

Sanjay Mehrotra is an Indian American business executive. He is the current Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Micron Technology. Previously, he co-founded SanDisk, where he served as president and CEO until its acquisition by Western Digital in 2016.[1][2]


Mehrotra co-founded SanDisk in 1988 and served as president and CEO from 2011 until 2016. He previously served as executive vice president and chief operating officer, senior vice president of engineering, vice president of product development and director of memory design and product engineering.[3]

He has more than 30 years of experience in the non-volatile semiconductor memory industry, including engineering and management positions at SanDisk, Micron, Integrated Device Technology, SEEQ Technology, Intel, and Atmel.[citation needed]


Following the announcement of Mark Durcan's retirement in February 2017, Mehrotra was named chief executive officer.[2] His appointment became effective May 8, 2017, serving as an adviser to the company until early August 2017.[4]

While CEO at Micron, Mehrotra was appointed 2019 chairman of the Semiconductor Industry Association, the primary advocacy organization for the U.S. semiconductor industry.[5]


Mehrotra spent a few years of his early education in a Delhi school, Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, Lodhi Road. He started college at BITS Pilani and then transferred to University of California, Berkeley.

Mehrotra was awarded his bachelor's and master's degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences by Berkeley. He graduated in 2009 from Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Education Program.[6]

Mehrotra holds more than 70 patents.[7] He has published articles in the area of non-volatile memory design and flash memory systems.[citation needed]


Mehrotra has received the following awards and honors:

  • Mehrotra was honored by the American India Foundation for "personal philanthropic efforts and for leading SanDisk's programs to advance educational opportunities for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, March 21, 2015.[8]
  • "Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award" from the Chinese Institute of Engineers USA at the 13th annual Asian American Engineer of the Year Award ceremony March 1, 2014.[9]
  • "CEO of the Year" from the Entrepreneur's Foundation of Silicon Valley in recognition of his leadership in advancing SanDisk's community service activities, December 10, 2013.[10]
  • "Distinguished Alumni Award in Electrical Engineering" from the University of California, Berkeley, 2013.[11]
  • "IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Data Storage Device Technology Award" (with SanDisk co-founders Ei Harari and Jack Yuan) for "leadership in the development and commercialization of Flash electrically erasable programmable read-only memory-based data storage products", 2006.[12]
  • 2019 Flash Memory Summit Lifetime Achievement Award for “co-founding SanDisk, advancing the architecture that enabled the industry and market for flash memory, and leadership of Micron Technology, Inc. and the Semiconductor Industry Association.” [13]


On April 18, 2014, Mehrotra along with S. Shankar Sastry, Dean and Carlson Professor of Engineering at UC Berkeley, opened the SanDisk Computing Lab College of Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. The lab was funded by a $1 million donation by SanDisk to the College of Engineering. The donation also funded recently completed renovations to Cory Hall, home of the College's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "SanDisk announces planned retirement of Chairman and CEO Eli Harari". SanDisk. July 22, 2010. Retrieved July 22, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Tallis, Billy (April 27, 2017). "Micron Hires New CEO: Sanjay Mehrotra, SanDisk Co-Founder and Former CEO". Anandtech. Retrieved April 27, 2017.
  3. ^ "Q&A: SanDisk CEO Sanjay Mehrotra on flash and its 3-D future". San Jose Mercury News. August 8, 2014. Retrieved August 8, 2014.
  4. ^ "Chipmaker Micron Picks SanDisk Co-Founder as New CEO". Fortune. April 27, 2017. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
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  6. ^ "Sanjay Mehrotra". Stanford Graduate School of Business. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  7. ^ Mellor, Chris (April 27, 2017). "Micron looks to SanDisk for new CEO". The Register. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  8. ^ "Annual Bay Area Gala 2015". American India Foundation. March 21, 2015. Retrieved March 21, 2015.
  9. ^ "Lifetime Achievement Award for SanDisk's Sanjay Mehrotra". India West. March 1, 2014. Retrieved March 1, 2014.
  10. ^ "Silicon Valley Community Foundation recognizes Five Award Winners at Annual Powered by EF reception". Silicon Valley Community Foundation. December 10, 2013. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
  11. ^ "Berkeley EECS Distinguished Alumni". University of California, Berkeley. June 1, 2013. Retrieved June 1, 2013.
  12. ^ "IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Data Storage Device Technology Award". IEEE. June 1, 2006. Retrieved June 1, 2006.
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