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|Born||October 18, 1967|
|Citizenship||United States of America|
|Known for||Known for her work in the electrical engineering field and her advocacy for women in STEM|
|Awards||Fortune’s Most Powerful Women list (2019)|
Revathi Advaithi (born 18 october 1967) is an Indian American mechanical engineer and business executive. She is the CEO of Flex and is known for her work in the electrical engineering field and her advocacy for women in STEM. Prior to joining Flex, Advaithi worked in various leadership positions at Eaton and Honeywell.
Advaithi was appointed CEO of Flex (formerly Flextronics) in February 2019. She currently serves as a non-executive director for the BAE Systems board and is a member of the Business Roundtable. She was named to Fortune’s Most Powerful Women list in 2019.
Advaithi graduated with her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science and received her MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Advaithi began her career as a shop floor supervisor at Eaton in Shawnee, Oklahoma. She joined Honeywell in 2002, where she spent six years in positions spanning manufacturing, procurement, supply chain and sourcing. In 2008, she returned to Eaton and spent the next 10 years in leadership roles in the electrical sector.
In February 2019, Advaithi joined Flex as CEO after Michael MacNamara stepped down. She has said her focus is on moving Flex “beyond its high profile former customers.”
Advaithi has served on the boards of private school Sewickley Academy as well as BAE Systems. In June of 2020, she joined Uber as a board member while stepping down from BAE Systems.
Awards and honors
In 2019, Advaithi was named to Fortune’s Most Powerful Women list, the only Indian-origin CEO recognized.
Advaithi’s father was a chemical engineer in India, and she is one of five daughters. Advaithi is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion in the workforce, as well as STEM education for girls. She has two children, Pranav and Lakshmi Mulgund with her husband Jeevan Mulgund.
In the media
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