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Thriving on Entrepreneurism
Vimali Swamy
Friday, May 30, 2008
An enthusiastic entrepreneur, Pravin Desale, the newly appointed MD of LSI India, has a track record of founding many companies and successfully integrating them into larger multinational corporations. He joined LSI as the Site Head and Director of Research & Development when LSI acquired his startup Metta Semiconductors in 2006. Prior to that he was the co-founder of Parama Networks, Crios, and Mediamatics, one after the other. Desale also serves on the boards of directors of startups like Ingot Systems, Onista, and Pixelite.

In his new role, Desale will help drive key initiatives of LSI India and support company business units and infrastructure in the development and management of alliances, partnerships, and relationships with customers, suppliers, universities, and government entities. He will also be responsible for managing the storage product portfolio and business development. His biggest challenge is to ensure that the company brings appropriate amount of career growth to the employees while winning on the market side.

Contrary to his entrepreneurial spirit, Desale describes himself as a cautious adventurer who calculates well before taking risks. As a result, he is always in a hurry to get things completed on time and believes in being updated about the developments with respect to market and business enterprises. In leisure, he loves spending time at his farmhouse with family where he indulges in gardening.

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