Josh Foulger is the Managing Director of Bharat FIH Ltd (A Foxconn Technology Group Company), since April 2015. Under his leadership, Bharat FIH Ltd has been the manufacturing partner of choice that helps a diverse customer base build mobile phones, EV and consumer electronic products. He is responsible for architecting India site’s strategic direction and business development leads the manufacturing operations and the growth opportunities of the company in India, based out of Chennai.
Under Josh’s leadership, India operation has expanded its manufacturing facilities to three locations, namely at Sri City, Andhra Pradesh, India Sungavarchatram and Sriperumbudur near Chennai, India. These facilities, collectively, in a short period of time, have expanded its capabilities to manufacturing of casings, mechanics & components, PCBA and final assembly of mobile devices. He has been instrumental in creating a robust electronics manufacturing ecosystem in the regions and grows the business multi-fold, thanks to his relentless pursuit in collaborating with multiple stakeholders; the local and Central Government, industry bodies, suppliers, supply chain, etc. In October 2021, Bharat FIH R&D Centre was established at the IIT Madras Research Park that offers end to end design services and product development that include product design, specification finalisation, tooling and moulding, 4G/5G devices.
As an advocate of ‘Make in India’ and ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ initiatives of the Govt. of India, Josh is credited by his industry peers for putting India on the global map of electronics manufacturing. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has formed an advisory board on making India a $300 billion electronics manufacturing hub by 2026 called the “Digital India Electronics Mission $300 Billion” where Josh is a member.
Prior to joining the Company, Josh had spent nearly two decades with Nokia Corporation where he various positions and led America and global operations based out of the U.S., and later he was promoted as President, Nokia Special Economic Zone (SEZ), Chennai, India. He was also responsible for the launch of Nokia’s manufacturing operations in India and Vietnam.
Josh is a Post Graduate in Industrial Engineering specializing in Robotics from the University of Texas, Arlington, USA. He has over 27 years of experience in Electronics Manufacturing Operations and Supply Chain Management globally