Chairman, President &Chief Executive Officer
Dinesh Paliwal, fondly mentioned as the ‘turnaround artist’, is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Harman International. He built a diverse board and strong leadership team, expanding the company’s business in high growth emerging markets and instituting best in class operating processes that have resulted in top and bottom line growth.
Prior to joining Harman, he spent 22 years with ABB Group (a $50 billion global energy and industrial leader), where he last held the role of President of ABB Group. Most notably, he became the youngest executive to join the ABB Group Management Board in 2001, Dinesh was tapped by the company’s Board to run the global Automation division, representing more than half of ABB’s sales. As president of the division reporting directly to the Chairman, Dinesh posted 14 consecutive quarters of top‐line and earnings growth.
1. Dinesh earned a Master’s degree in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology. He also earned a Master’s degree in Applied Science and Engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Administration both from Miami University of Ohio, thus gaining exposure and experience to do the best for the companies he works for.
2. Dinesh possesses strong leadership quality and decision making skills, as he restructured and reoriented Harman International shrinking client base, when he joined the company.