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The Farmer School of Business at Miami University is Pleased to Announce Dinesh C. Paliwal, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Harman International Corp. as its 2017 Divisional Recognition Ceremony Speaker

February 2017

Dinesh C. Paliwal, President and Chief Executive Officer of Harman International, will serve as the keynote speaker for the 2017 Farmer School Divisional Recognition Ceremony on May 14. Mr. Paliwal holds a master’s degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology. He also earned master’s degrees in applied science and engineering and in business administration from Miami University.

Mr. Paliwal has worked and lived in six countries on four continents, including the United States, China, Switzerland, Singapore, Australia and India. Prior to joining HARMAN, he spent 22 years with ABB Group where he last held the dual role of President of ABB Group with responsibility for the company’s global P&L, and Chairman and CEO of ABB North America.

In 2014, he was named to Fortune magazine’s “Business Person of the Year” list and the following year, Yahoo! Finance included him on a short list of 5-star CEOs. In 2015, The T.J. Martell Foundation honored him with its music innovation award, and in 2016, he was honored by Breakthrough, a global nonprofit, for his contributions to advancing women’s causes.

In addition to the HARMAN Board, Paliwal serves on the boards of Bristol-Myers Squibb and Raytheon Company. He is a member of the CEO Business Roundtable and the U.S.-India CEO Forum, and serves on the corporate boards of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and The Wilson Center. He also serves on the board of directors of the U.S.-India Business Council and the Business Advisory Council of the Farmer School of Business.

The Farmer School of Business is a premier undergraduate business school supporting nine majors and 15 minors. The School places emphasis on experiential learning, international study and leadership development to prepare students to become leaders in the workplace and the community.