Qualcomm has announced the appointment of Savi Soin as senior vice president and president of Qualcomm India. As President of Qualcomm India, Soin will be in charge of leading and executing Qualcomm’s strategy in India by fostering relationships with industry partners and the Government of India across mobile, automotive, semiconductor, industrial & IoT and communication infrastructure sectors.
He will be reporting directly to Jim Cathey, Chief Commercial Officer, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QCT).
Soin joined Qualcomm 20 years back and has been a part of Qualcomm’s senior leadership team in the last 10 years, helping shape the strategic direction for the company in several leadership roles, said Qualcomm.
Soin led the Global Strategic Partnerships and Business Incubation team for Qualcomm Technologies, responsible for new businesses and executing strategic relationships, the company added.
Prior to his current role, Soin was the head of Strategy and Business Development at Qualcomm Technologies’ semiconductor division, where he was responsible for planning and execution of Qualcomm’s strategy.
Rajen Vagadia, Qualcomm India President for the last 5 years, will relocate to Qualcomm headquarters in San Diego and transition to a new role as a Vice President to lead Global Distribution and Global Carrier Strategy.
Commenting on the appointment of the new President and SVP, Jim Cathey, Chief Commercial Officer, said:
India is a priority market for Qualcomm, and we remain committed to investing in it. I would like to thank Rajen for his leadership and contribution to driving growth in India by strengthening our presence and accelerating innovation in the country. Savi’s leadership experience, technical knowledge, and ability to work through complex challenges and build strong collaboration across teams, have played a pivotal role in his success at Qualcomm.
In his new role, Savi will continue to drive growth in one of the fastest growing economies, supporting India’s digital transformation and the development of its domestic technology innovation capabilities. He will continue driving our efforts towards furthering the semiconductor and start-up ecosystem in India by leveraging the strength and scale of Qualcomm’s innovations and technology assets. In addition, he will be focused on accelerating transformation in areas such as 5G, AI, IoT and Automotive, building on our strong engineering presence and brand in the India market.
Savi Soin, President of Qualcomm India, said:
It’s a privilege to return home. India has an enormous opportunity to drive the global digital transformation with its scale and resources. My objective is to partner with the Indian ecosystem to accelerate this transformation using Qualcomm’s technology innovations across sectors.