Shanthi Padmanabhan joined Philips in 1996. Over a span of 30 years in Best & Crompton, TCS, IBM, NXP Semiconductors and Philips, she has held various leadership roles as General Manager, CTO, and Innovation Head of businesses in the digital domain, such as, Navigation Systems, Healthcare Management Systems, Consumer Electronics and Semi-conductors. In these roles, Shanthi was primarily responsible for driving Digital Technology Strategy & Execution. As Global R&D Head of Lighting Systems, she was responsible for the SW Strategy of Lighting Systems & Controls, and building organization capabilities in Software & System Solutions.
Prior to her current role, Shanthi was Head of Business Transformation, Global Sector Lighting, where she was responsible for leading the reorganization and implementation of the Philips Business System and Operating Model. She has worked for nine years outside India in various sector roles and has been successful in implementing and executing major global projects.
In her spare time, Shanthi loves to explore the Globe, its culture and art; keen participant in theatre and reads.