Santa Clara University


Bharat Desai

Founder and President, ShalShiv Associates
Bharat Desai

Bharat Desai is passionate about building great hi-tech operations organizations. He is a senior semiconductor operations executive with more than 25 years of new product introduction, cost control and reduction, supply chain strategy and management, engineering, and quality management experience. He has worked for start-ups as well as large semiconductor companies such as National Semiconductor and LSI logic. He has led cross-functional and cross-cultural teams. In addition, he has been successful at performing the following roles: strategic and operations planning, developing excellent partnerships, launching new products, and turnarounds.

Bharat has developed an innovative approach to achieving the best cost structure. His expertise is to bring this approach to hi-tech companies to gain a competitive advantage. Currently, he is the Founder and President of ShalShiv Associates, a firm specializing in operational efficiency and strategic planning for the semiconductor industry.

Bharat is dedicated to serving the community. He has led an Indian-American community organization of more than 300 people for a number of years and he has worked as a team leader at Second Harvest Food Bank for more than five years. Currently, he is Co-Chairman of the ACT for Mental Health Board of Directors (a non-profit organization based in San Jose, CA) and is a Board Member on Santa Clara University’s Engineering Alumni Board.

He holds MBA and MSEE degrees from Santa Clara University and a BSEE from India.

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