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Swadesh Chatterjee

Vice Chair

Chancellor's Global Leadership Council

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Swadesh Chatterjee is chief executive officer of Swadesh Chatterjee & Associates, Inc. A businessman and entrepreneur who operated an industrial instrumentation company in North Carolina, he is one of the co-founders and past presidents of TiE Carolinas, a group of business people whose primary goal is to develop and assist fledgling entrepreneurs. He sits on the board of various pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and other life science companies in the U.S., Europe and India. In January 2009, Chatterjee was inducted as a member of the Indian prime minister’s Global Advisory Council of People of Indian Origin. In 2007 he was the first recipient of the Community Leader of the Year award by India Abroad. Chatterjee was conferred the Padma Bhushan, one of India’s highest civilian awards, by the president of India in 2001, in the public affairs category for building better relations between the U.S. and India. He is the author of Building Bridges: How Indian Americans Brought the United States and India Closer Together (2014). He has a Bachelor of Science in physics from the University of Calcutta and a Bachelor of Science in instrumentation and electronic engineering from Jadavpur University. He received his Master of Business Administration from North Carolina State University.