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Sanjay Dhawan

Executive Vice President and President, Connected Services at HARMAN Connected Services


 Sanjay Dhawan is Executive Vice President and President of the HARMAN Connected Servicesdivision. A technology veteran and serial entrepreneur, Sanjay is responsible for the day-to-day operationsand financial performance of his division. Sanjay reports to the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Dinesh Paliwal and is a member of the Group Executive committee. Previously, Sanjay was President & CEO of Symphony Teleca, a private company that was acquiredby HARMAN. Dhawan joined Symphony Teleca from Aricent, a KKR owned privately held company with global operations in more than 25 countries with over 10,000 employees, where he served as President and Chief Operating Officer. At Aricent, he was responsible forcompany strategy, sales, marketing and the management and oversight of several high-growth business units and various functional units. Prior to Aricent, Sanjay was the Chairman, CEO and co-founder of Inkra Networks, a companycredited with defining the virtual networking market segment. Dhawan also held chief strategy, development, sales and management roles at Netopia, StarNet and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). Sanjay holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Brunel University, England.Sanjay received a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications from REC Kurukshetra, India. Throughout his career, Sanjay has authored several networking-related publications and books and chaired IEEE 802 and ANSI X3T9 standards sub-groups.

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