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Revathi Advaithi appointed Flex Ltd CEO

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listed Ltd (formerly Flextronics) on Tuesday announced the appointment of as its new Officer.

A mechanical engineering graduate from and Science (BITS) Pilani, 51-year-old Advaithi was also appointed to the Board of Directors at Flex, a company statement issued here said.

The global had a revenue of $25.4 billion in fiscal 2018.

"This is a time of tremendous opportunity in as trends such as regionalisation, artificial intelligence, 5G and advanced all combine to improve the way we live and work," Advaithi was quoted as saying in the statement.

"With locations in 30 countries and expertise in a dozen industry verticals, has the necessary breadth and depth to help companies develop and launch innovative products at global scale and intelligently manage a shifting business landscape. I look forward to building upon Flex's 50-year history and strength in manufacturing," the said.

"The Board conducted an extensive and thorough search, considering both internal and external candidates," said Michael Capellas, of the Board of Directors for

Prior to Flex, Advaithi was for the business for Eaton, a power management company with over $20 billion in sales and 102,000 employees.

She also had corporate responsibility for the Europe, and region.

According to the statement, Advaithi began her career as a in She then moved to the US where she started her career on the factory floor as a in Shawnee,

Apart from the degree, Advaithi is an MBA in International Business from the in Glendale, Arizona, USA.

She currently serves as a non-director on the board. She also serves on both the committee and board of governors of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, and on the board of the and

She is a for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education for girls, women's issues and diversity in the workplace, the statement claimed.



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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 15:44 IST