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Nazhar Adnan - Executive Committee Member


Nazhar leads strategy and business development initiatives that support the company’s interests in South East Asia, which include sales and service, research and development, semiconductor equipment manufacturing, and several global corporate functions. He also oversees regional initiatives in new/emerging businesses and technologies, as well as corporate venturing.

Prior to Applied Materials, Nazhar was Assistant Head at the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) where he had held portfolios to develop and execute industry development strategies in Info-Communications & Media, Electronics and Precision Engineering, and with the startup ecosystem and VCs.

Nazhar graduated from Cornell University with BSc (Eng.) in Electronics and Computer Engineering (Hons.), and Computer Science. He was a recipient of the EDB-Glaxo scholarship and is a graduate of the Stanford-NUS International Management Program.

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