Arrow Electronics’ MD Sanjeev Keskar Quits, Starts a Consulting Firm


Sanjeev Keskar, in a social media post mentioned that his focus through the consulting firm, will be on developing high value added ecosystem for electronics in India

Sanjeev Keskar, CEO, Arvind Consultancy

Sanjeev Keskar has quit his association with Arrow Electronics India to start a consulting firm named Arvind Consultancy. Named after his late father, the consulting firm is focusing on developing a high-value added ecosystem for electronics in the country. Keskar, in a social media post mentioned that the consultancy will support start Ups in IP creation and manufacturing companies on value addition.

“Starting my own Consultancy Firm today ” Arvind Consultancy” named after my late father who was by best Well-Wisher and Mentor. My focus will be to develop High Value Added Ecosystem for Electronics in India. Will support Start Ups in IP Creation and Manufacturing Companies on Value addition. Apart from this I am also Chief Mentor of STPI IOT Open Lab at Bangalore and Founding Member of Confederation Indian MSME in ESDM & IT (CIMEI). Its going to be very exciting phase to be an entrepreneur after 35 years of Corporate Career,” read a social media post by Keskar.

Keskar in his professional career that spans over three decades have worked with the likes of AMD, Freescale semiconductor, National Semiconductor and more companies. He was also the chair of Indian Electronics and Semiconductor Association during April 2013 to March 2014 period.

Experience in design to pricing

Sanjeev Keskar in his career, has worked on different aspects of the electronis industry spanning from design to pricing a product. He has experience of circuit design ecology, kits and chipsets pricing, as well of the semiconductor industry.

“After working with largest semiconductor distributors and dealers ,after having deep knowledge of circuit design ecology, after understanding the kits and chipsets pricing , after having done study of highest demand and value add in equipments in India and after being successful IESA leader of industry. Helping startups and ESDM is next logical pit stop,” commented Vipin Tyagi, CTO & EVP, PGi on Keskar’s Linkedin post.

“Congratulations and best wishes! Your advice and support will be hugely appreciated and address a significant gap in the Indian electronics startup ecosystem,” posted Sayan Chakranorty on Keskar’s post.

Keskar started his professional innings with with SAJ Froude Test Plant as an assistant manager in the vertical of engineering and testing. He then moved to sales and worked as a sales executive with Continental Device India from December 1991 to July 1993. He was hired by National Semiconductor as the country manager in 1996. Then AMD recruited him as the India manager in 2001. His last association was with Arrow Electronics from Jue 2015 to October 2020.

“Inspiring! Indian subcontinent ecosystems needs experienced leadership and management professional services much more than ever.. welcome to the club,” posted Vijay Mishra, CEO, EvryVed, on Keskar’s Linkedin post.


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