As Chief Executive Officer of AEM, Chandran Nair takes the lead in growing the global business and expanding product offerings for the company. Together with his regional teams, Chandran is responsible for elevating AEM’s position as the global leader in offering application-specific, intelligent system test and handling solutions for semiconductor and electronics companies serving the advanced computing, 5G, and AI markets.
With over 25 years of an established career in the semiconductor and instrumentation and technology industries, Chandran is experienced in various portfolios, including engineering, sales, marketing, and strategic planning. He has led teams in Asia, Europe, and the US to implement sales and marketing strategies and technology roadmaps to create robust and sustainable business growth and established meaningful relationships with partners and employees.
Prior to joining AEM, Chandran was the President of the Robotics and Autonomous Systems Business Unit at ST Engineering, driving the projects on autonomous vehicles and robotics solutions for ports, logistics warehouses, and transport. Before ST Engineering, Chandran joined National Instruments (NI) in 1997. He was responsible for the growth of the industry-standard modular instrumentation platform, PXI, and the expansion of NI’s offices in APAC as Vice President. Under his leadership, NI’s business in APAC achieved revenue growth of almost USD400 million.
Chandran is recognized as an accomplished business leader as well as an expert and thought leader in the engineering and tech global community. The Asian Manufacturing Awards presented him with the Industry Leader of the Year (2016). He sits on the board of the Singapore Science Centre, the advisory board of the Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC), and is a Regional Advisory Board member of SEMI Southeast Asia.
Chandran is committed to inspiring, coaching, and empowering the people around him to innovate and grow their business.