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ESSCI Appoints Abhilasha Gaur as New COO

The Electronics Sector Skills Council of India (ESSCI) has appointed Abhilasha Gaur as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO).

ESSCIAbhilasha is an accomplished professional with vast experience in the Skill Development eco-system.

Ajai Chowdhry, Chairman, ESSCI and Founder HCL said: “Our search for the new COO was focused on ensuring we have the right leadership to achieve all our goals for the ESDM sector. We are also looking at raising the bar for skill development for this sector, to achieve global quality training, and make it available in India. We welcome Abhilasha Gaur on board and wish her the best as she assumes this important mantle.”

Commenting on her new role, Abhilasha Gaur said: “The government of India is focusing on design and manufacturing electronics hardware within India, which seems to be the conceptual origin for both the Make in India and the Digital India programs. These initiatives encourage domestic manufacturing and exports across the electronics system design and manufacturing (ESDM) value chain, aiming to achieve a market size of US$ 251 billion by 2023. ESSCI will play an important role to fulfil the demand for a skilled workforce for the same. I am fortunate and excited for this opportunity to work with the industry leaders and policymakers in the ESSCI Governing Council, and hope to significantly contribute to this national cause with their guidance and leadership.”

She would be responsible for overseeing the operations of ESSCI and will work closely with its Governing Council on strategic issues related to the growth of the Electronic Systems Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) industry in India.

Abhilasha Gaur is a hard-core management practitioner with 18 years of experience in Business Development, Execution of Government Projects and Implementation of various initiatives in Skill development, Corporate and academics. She brings with her an excellent combination of domain knowledge and operational experience.

ESSCI is a strong contributor to fulfilling the skilling needs of the vibrant ESDM sector in India. We work closely with industry, the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and the Ministry of Skill Development, and our line Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) to provide both skilling and re-skilling services to the industry.

Over the years, we have successfully skilled over a million professionals for the ESDM industry and have a wide footprint across India.


Aishwarya Saxena

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