Board of Directors

Dinesh C. Paliwal

Dinesh C. Paliwal

Senior Advisor to the Board and CEO of Harman International (a subsidiary of Samsung); Past Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Harman International

Dinesh C. Paliwal is a member of the Raytheon Technologies Board of Directors. He brings expertise in public company executive leadership, global operations and sales, and technology and innovation.

Paliwal served as a member of the Raytheon Company board from 2016 until the closing of the merger between Raytheon Company and United Technologies Corporation, when he was appointed to the Raytheon Technologies board.


Until April 2020, Paliwal was the president, chief executive officer and a director of Harman International, a company that designs and engineers connected products for automakers, consumers and commercial companies. He now serves as Senior Advisor to its Board and CEO.


Prior to joining Harman, Paliwal served as president of ABB Group and chairman and chief executive officer of ABB North America. He serves on the boards of directors of Bristol-Myers Squibb and Nestle, and is also a member of the Business Roundtable and the U.S.- India Business Council. He also serves on the advisory boards of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and The Wilson Center, and the Board of Visitors of the Farmer School of Business at Miami University.


He holds an MBA in finance and marketing and a master’s degree in applied science and engineering, both from Miami University of Ohio, and a master’s degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.