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Harshavardhan Chitale
Vice Chairman and
Managing Director

Harshavardhan is Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Philips Lighting India Limited, a subsidiary of Philips Lighting, the global leader in lighting products, systems and services. He joined Philips Lighting in January, 2015 and is responsible for driving and building the business in the Indian Subcontinent.


He has extensive experience in leading organizations and driving business results, having worked in various leadership roles in Strategy, Marketing, Product Management and Business Development. He joined Philips Lighting from HCL Infosystems where he was MD and CEO, leading their multiple businesses including IT Products, Systems and Services and distribution of IT, telecom and Consumer Electronics products. Harsh has also spent several years at Honeywell holding different positions globally. He held the role of MD and CEO at Honeywell Automation India before moving to Honeywell International, USA to globally lead Strategy, Marketing, Product Management and Business Development for Honeywell process Solutions and ultimately leading the same business for North America and LATAM.


Harshavardhan is a B. Tech graduate from IIT-Delhi and was awarded the Director’s Gold Medal at the institute. He is also an avid angel investor focusing on technology start-ups in India.

Harshavardhan Chitale