Sachin Lawande has been president and CEO of Visteon since June 29, 2015. He also serves on Visteon’s board of directors.
Lawande is considered one of the foremost technology and business thought leaders in automotive original equipment electronics industry. Throughout his career, he has championed the need for suppliers of automotive cockpit electronics to evolve to meet the demands of the connected car era and, ultimately, autonomous vehicles. Since joining Visteon, Lawande has shaped Visteon into the largest Tier 1 supplier focused exclusively on the fast-growing cockpit electronics segment, driving consistent financial performance, introducing next-generation technology, and generating record levels of new business wins with global automakers.
Lawande also serves on the board of directors of DXC Technology, the world's leading independent, end-to-end IT services company, with $26 billion in annual revenue.
Before joining Visteon, Lawande had been president of the Infotainment Division of Harman International Industries since 2013, and an executive vice president since 2009. His other leadership roles at Harman included executive vice president (EVP) and president of the Lifestyle Division, EVP and co-president of the Automotive Division, EVP and chief technology officer, and chief software architect.
Lawande has a wealth of experience in developing embedded systems and software and holds four patents in communications software. He has a bachelor’s degree in electronics and telecommunications from Bombay University in India, and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.
Visteon is at the epicenter of the connected car driving revolution, with one of the broadest cockpit electronics portfolios in the industry. Visteon designs, engineers and manufactures vehicle cockpit electronics products and connected car solutions that deliver a rich, connected experience for drivers and passengers.
Visteon is well-positioned to address emerging cockpit electronics trends, with solutions including Phoenix™ infotainment, SmartCore™ domain controllers and an autonomous driving approach that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning. Named a top-five Tier 1 supplier for connected car solutions by ABI Research, Visteon is technology-driven, flexible and enjoys a diversified customer base and broad global footprint.