<p>Nivruti Rai will head the R&D centre in India apart from managing the Platform Engineering Group (PEG) of Intel.</p>
World’s largest silicon chip makerIntel has named Nivruti Rai as Intel India’s general manager. Rai succeedsKumud Srinivasan, who will relocate to the US after the completion of her assignment in India.

Rai has been with Intel for over 20 years and has held several technical and business management positions across different functions both in the US and India. Rai will head the R&D centre in India, apart from managing the Platform Engineering Group (PEG) of the California-based semiconductor company.

“The Intel facilities in Bengaluru and Pune are key design sites, involving advanced engineering capabilities across the computing spectrum from servers to IoT and wearables. India, which also has seen remarkable growth in the last few years, also presents us with opportunity to innovate and design relevant products and solutions to grow technology adoption in the country,” said Rai, who had been working in India for the past 10 years.

She holds a Master of Sciences degree from the University of Lucknow, India, and a MS in Electrical Engineering from Oregon State University (OSU).

Srinivasan said: “I have seen the site grow, innovate and contribute significantly to Intel’s success worldwide. We are fortunate to have a strong and stable leadership team at the site with a vision for innovation and growth.”

Rai will partner closely with Debjani Ghosh, who heads Intel’s sales and marketing in South Asia. Ghosh will continue to be responsible for establishing new growth areas for Intel in the South Asian region, the company said. “Ghosh will continue leading strategic engagements with governments and industry in these countries to establish policies and initiatives that help accelerate the adoption of technology in the region, especially as an enabler of inclusive growth and development,” the company said.
Intel has over 7,500 employees in India and is the largest non-manufacturing site outside the US.