Enphase Energy, Inc., a global energy technology company and supplier of solar microinverters, announced today its Board of Directors has appointed Badri Kothandaraman as the Company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer and member of its Board of Directors. Mr. Kothandaraman succeeds Paul Nahi, who resigned as President and CEO and a member of the Company’s Board of Directors, effective August 8, 2017.
Prior to joining Enphase in April 2017 as chief operating officer, Kothandaraman gained strong technical, operational, strategy, and leadership experience during his 21-year career at Cypress Semiconductor. An engineer by training, Kothandaraman received his B.Tech degree from IIT Madras and an M.S. degree in materials science from U.C. Berkeley. He started his career with Cypress Semiconductor in 1995 and worked in process technology development and chip design before becoming vice president of the Asynchronous SRAM Business in 2008. Kothandaraman was subsequently promoted to executive vice president of Cypress's Data Communications Division in November 2011 and spent the next five years building the USB 3.0, USB-C and the Internet of Things businesses. He also served as the executive director of Cypress Semiconductor Technology India Private Limited from 2012 to 2016. Kothandaraman attended the Stanford Executive Program in 2008 and holds eight U.S. patents.