India Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA) announces M. N. Vidyashankar, IAS as New President

New President will help accelerate growth of ESDM sector and enhance collaboration across Government, industry and academia

Bangalore, India, May 5, 2014 -- India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the premier trade body representing the Indian Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) industry, today announced the appointment of Mr. M. N. Vidyashankar, IAS as the new President.

In his previous assignments, Vidyashankar has served as Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Commerce & Industries and Principal Secretary, Department of IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka. He comes in with more than 30 years’ experience in management and administration of various government offices, autonomous bodies, boards and corporations and is serving on the board of various industry & academia committees, the major ones being AMSI, IIIT-B, and CEO of KIADB. He was also part of the core group for KIG2020. He brings in an excellent combination of Leadership, ESDM knowledge, execution skills, industry connects and an all-success history that will help widen IESA’s role in the ESDM landscape.

“IESA believes that India, with its potential to drive innovation, product development and manufacturing, can become the preferred destination for electronics and semiconductor companies across the globe. We are entering into a decisive era and every stakeholder in the Indian ESDM space needs to collaborate together to make this happen. We are happy to have M. N. Vidyashankar joining IESA and are confident that under his able leadership, IESA will accelerate the ESDM growth journey and achieve its vision of ‘ Electronics can change India’.” said Ashok Chandak, Chairman, IESA.

While commenting on his new role, M.N. Vidyashankar said, "I am extremely pleased and privileged to have got this opportunity. IESA has carved a niche for itself today and we will as a team look at taking it to the next level. I look forward to drive a strong focus towards Government policy implementation, innovation, collaboration with other industry bodies, member connect initiatives, product creation, along with talent development thereby unlocking the full potential of the ESDM sector in India.”

Mr. Vidyashankar has received many national and international recognitions , the most recent one being adjudged as World’s Best Mentor by Technology Business Incubators, for his efforts in promoting technology and technology based solutions that transformed human lives and societies. 

About the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association

IESA is the premier trade body representing the Indian Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) industry and has represented it since 2005. It has over 200 members both domestic and multinational enterprises. IESA is committed towards building global awareness for the Indian ESDM industry and supporting its growth through focused initiatives in developing the ecosystem. This is through publishing credible data, networking events and alliances with other international associations. IESA works closely with the Government as a knowledge partner on the sector, both at the centre and at the state level. For more details, visit


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