CEO, Deshpande Foundation
Vivek Pawar is currently the CEO of Deshpande Foundation. He had earlier served the foundation the last 8 years as a Managing Trustee. He is also the Chairman Emeritus & Founder of Sankalp Semiconductor. An alumni of IIT Kharagpur, Vivek served Texas Instruments India and USA, for 15+ years in various management positions.
During his stint at TI, he is credited with development of innovative chip products with many rewards and recognitions, few of them are:
> World's first integrated DSL that won the EDN Asia award in 1999.
> World's first single chip DSL that won EDN world Award in 2003.
> Has 3 patents and multiple international publications to his credit.
He founded Sankalp Semiconductors (an advanced technology services provider offering comprehensive solutions from concept to prototype, in the semiconductor space) in 2005 and over a span of 10 years he has established multiple development centres across the globe in Germany, Canada, California and Texas USA apart from 4 centres in India. Vivek was inducted into Deshpande Foundation in April 2018. He has been tasked with a mission to work on strategies to adopt a scalable model for the foundation, lower the cost per impact, improve quality and improve execution.