Harshavardhan becomes CEO of Philips Lighting Solutions South Asia

 Philips announced the appointment of Harshavardhan Chitale as CEO of Philips Lighting solutions, South Asia. In his new role, Harsh will be based in Gurgaon and will be responsible for driving and building the Lighting Solutions business for Philips in India. He will report to the Market Group Leader, Lighting Solutions, Philips Growth Markets.
Harsh brings with him extensive experience of leading successful organisations in the services and solutions space. He joins from HCL Infosystems, where he was the MD and CEO, leading a multiple set of businesses including IT Products, solutions & services and distribution of IT/telecom and Consumer Electronics products. He was also a member of the team that founded HCL’s new venture in Healthcare delivery called HCL Healthcare Ltd and was a Director on the Board of that company.
After graduating in Engineering from IIT- Delhi, Harsh joined the Tata Administrative Services and spent significant time with Tata Honeywell. Subsequently he moved to Honeywell Inc. as the MD and CEO of Honeywell Automation, which is Honeywell’s Public listed entity in India for the business of Automation & Control Solutions; and then to other global roles in Honeywell International. At Honeywell international, Harsh lead on a worldwide basis, Strategy, Marketing & Business Development for Honeywell process Solutions, before  becoming the leader (VP and GM) of Honeywell’s Process Solution’s business for North America and South America. Harsh left Honeywell in 2010 and moved back to India as the CEO of HCL Infosystems.

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