Director of Corporate Technology Planning and Management Group, Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

Karun Malhotra graduated from The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 1982 and obtained is Master’s & Ph.D. from McGill University, Canada in 1989. From 1984-86 and 1989-90 he was also a visiting researcher at Kyoto University, Japan. His field of study was Chemical Engineering.

Karun joined Murata Manufacturing Co Ltd., in Kyoto, Japan in 1990. He started his career within the company in the Corporate Materials R&D department and after spending 5 years there he was transferred to the capacitor manufacturing plant. After spending 2 years in Japan he was transferred to the US where he spent 5 years in the plant and 5 years in product marketing. After returning back to Japan in 2006, he spent 5 years setting up new business for Murata and in 2012 he was transferred to his current assignment. Karun is now the Director of Corporate Technology Planning and Management Group, a role in which he is responsible for laying out the corporate strategy for new technology, managing R&D and exploring seeds for new business.