Leading chipsets maker, Qualcomm today announced the appointment of Savi Soin as senior vice president and president of Qualcomm India. Soin’s appointment will be effective immediately and he will be reporting directly to Jim Cathey, Chief Commercial Officer, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QCT).
As President of Qualcomm India, Soin is 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 as stated by Qualcomm in its press statement.
Soin has been with Qualcomm for more than 20 years with the last 10 years as part of Qualcomm’s senior leadership team. During his tenure, he has helped shape the strategic direction for the company in several leadership roles. Most recently, Soin led the Global Strategic Partnerships and Business Incubation team for Qualcomm Technologies, responsible for new businesses and executing strategic relationships. 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. Under his leadership, Qualcomm Technologies strengthened its position in India as an ecosystem enabler and leader in wireless technologies, built important relationships with stakeholders towards the roll out of 4G and 5G in India, and expanded its presence in industry segments like Automotive and IoT.
“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,” said Jim Cathey, Chief Commercial Officer. “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.”
“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,” said Savi Soin, President of Qualcomm India.