Publicly traded, technology giant Analog Devices Inc., which is headquartered in Norwood, Mass., has appointed Somshubhro Pal Choudhury as managing director for operations in India. Choudhury will manage Analog Devices' presence in the country, specifically defining and executing strategies to expand business by further developing and strengthening the company's relationships with strategic customers, the government and local universities, the company said.
"Som brings significant talent and experience to Analog Devices that will be vital to our focus on key market segments in India including health care, industrial instrumentation and communications," said Patrick O'Doherty, Analog Devices vice president. "With his deep knowledge of the global marketplace, Som's technical expertise and business experience from the various leadership roles he has held will be an important asset for Analog Devices' continued growth in India."
Based in Bangalore, Choudhury will be responsible for operational, statutory and compliance accountabilities, reporting to O'Doherty. He will also work with the management team in India to support Analog Devices' growing customer base across corporate R&D, the company's core products and technologies and strategic market segments groups and sales.
"Analog Devices has been in India for 17 years and the Development Center in Bangalore has been at the forefront of many innovative designs for the global market," said Choudhury. "My immediate focus for Analog Devices in India will be to develop a comprehensive market analysis and short- and long-term growth plans that we will begin implementing immediately. This technology-driven, market-directed plan will give our customers in the domestic market a distinct competitive advantage as they roll-out their end-market applications with Analog Devices' support."
Choudhury joins Analog Devices from Netgear Inc., where he was the product line director responsible for worldwide product marketing and management. Previously, he worked for American Grid Inc. and Cadence Design Systems in India.
Choudhury earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, a Master of Science in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.