Anku Jain

Managing Director,
MediaTek India

"You are as good as your last outing"


EX: Biggest milestone in your life.
HIM: The MediaTek success story in India is without doubt my biggest milestone; having established MediaTek as a significant player in the Indian market. On the personal front, successfully climbing the Mount Everest base camp has been one of my recent achievements.

EX: Book(s) that have influenced your life.
HIM: ‘‘Sapiens’ by Yuval Noah Harari. It provides thought-provoking facts and brilliant insights about our evolution.

EX: An unusual app on your smartphone.
HIM: Normally you would associate extensive smartphone usage with a lethargic, static way of life. My smartphone usage, however, is unusual. Numerous apps have helped me develop a healthy lifestyle, and helped me live a far more active life.

EXThe next product on your tech-wishlist.
HIM: Looking forward to procuring a foldable phone, once it becomes a mature product.

EX: 3 habits you think are most important in order to be an effective leader.
HIM: 1. Practice the art of stillness – Listening to the team’s potential and enabling them to think and grow is the sign of a true leader.
2. Energy, passion and infectious enthusiasm
3. Find your vector and synergize to get here

EX: The best tech innovation according to you.
HIM:  The disruption created by the coming together of the Internet, smartphones and AI is the best and most exciting tech innovation so far. This has created a paradigm shift in the way humans live and work.

EXYour ideas and views on sustainable technology
HIM: Sustainability is an ethical relationship with the past and the future. Sustainable technology encompasses an array of elements. Technology that is energy-efficient, environmentally sound, and socially compatible is need of the hour.

EX: Your upcoming career goals
HIM: My highest priority is to further grow MediaTek’s footprint in India through bigger business opportunities and by enlarging R&D contribution. The other aspect I am excited about is to work with India’s startup ecosystem, as its potential explodes in the coming years.