Krunali Patel

VP and GM of Analog Design Services, Texas Instruments
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Krunali Patel is vice president and general manager of Analog Design Services for Texas Instruments (TI). During her 21 years at TI, Ms. Patel has shown skilled leadership in negotiating complex business models, making strategic investment decisions, driving flawless execution in new product development, and managing through organizational change.

In her current role, she oversees a global team of 350 people who provide critical design tools and new product design support for TI and is the executive sponsor of TI's New Product Development Execution Initiative. In this capacity, Ms. Patel is instrumental in implementing and measuring product development best practices across the company. Her hands-on teaching approach makes her a true partner with business leaders and engineering teams. She also serves as a member of the Executive Steering Team for TI's Women for Technical Leadership (WTFL) program.

Outside of TI, Ms. Patel is passionate about promoting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs in schools. As a mother of two daughters, she strongly believes in motivating young women to succeed and has recently launched a program that gives female high school students in the Dallas area the opportunity to shadow TI engineers for a day. She also serves as a board member on the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) board Dallas Chapter and is the executive sponsor for Texas Instruments' fundraising effort for JDRF. Ms. Patel holds a master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University.