Dr. Rajeeva Lahri


Dr. Lahri is the Vice President, Mobility & Wireless Business Unit at Global Foundries since January 2016. He has over 25 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, focusing primarily on technology and operations.


Dr. Lahri did his MSc in Physics in 1975 from IIT Kanpur. He went on to do his M.Tech in Materials Science in 1976 from IIT Kanpur. He holds a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo, New York.

He was CTO and Executive VP Worldwide Operations at Intersil Corporation, a leading manufacturer of high performance analog semiconductors. He played a key role in transforming Intersil into a high performance analog products company with significant improvement in operating performance.

Dr. Lahri had served in many operational and technology leadership positions: Senior VP of Technology and Operations at Elantec (acquired by Intersil Corp), Deputy CTO of Philips Semiconductors, and Senior VP of Corporate Technology for VLSI Technology Inc (acquired by Philips).He held various management and technical positions in National Semiconductor and Hewlett Packard.

Dr. Lahri and his wife, Mrs. Sangeeta Lahri instituted the Rajeeva and Sangeeta Lahri Chair at IIT Kanpur, open to all faculty members in the departments of science and engineering working in energy, infrastructure or an area leading to improving the quality of life in India. The Chair can be occupied for a period of three years.