General Manager - Europe, AutoGrid
Before Autogrid, Abhishek worked with the European utility Eneco, where he was responsible for smart grid strategic planning and corporate development. He evaluated investments, in both emerging renewable and smart grid technologies and data management infrastructure, and also created business plans for electric vehicle charging infrastructure rollout and sourcing peaking power. Abhishek’s earlier experience was in the semiconductor design automation industry in India and the U.S. He was the Head of India Operations for Berkeley Design Automation, where he set up the initial India operations and built a world-class research and development organization. Before moving to India, he was with Berkeley Design Automation in the Silicon Valley and led product development for breakthrough electronic design automation software. Abhishek started his career at National Semiconductor, leading teams in developing advanced electronic design automation software. Abhishek has an MBA from INSEAD, France, where he studied Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurial Finance. He also holds a degree in Electronics Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, India.