Harish Kohli

Harish Kohli


Mr. Kohli boasts an impressive professional background that includes stints at renowned organisations such as HCL, Pertech Computers, and Tata Elxsi. In 1999, he joined Acer India, adding another feather to his cap of accomplishments. With his exceptional leadership skills, he has been the driving force behind Acer India’s remarkable growth in both commercial and consumer markets. Under his stewardship, the company has successfully diversified its product portfolio to cater to a wide spectrum of markets, ranging from consumer electronics and gaming to creative industries, government entities, financial services, educational institutes, SMBs, and SOHO set-ups.

Furthermore, his unwavering commitment has helped the company to emerge as a shining example of success in the IT hardware category, qualifying under the prestigious “Make in India” initiative. By setting up a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in India, capable of producing a whopping 400,000 units, he has demonstrated Acer India’s unwavering commitment to innovation and quality. This impressive feat has truly set the company apart, enabling it to produce laptops that meet and exceed global standards.

Since 2016, Mr. Kohli has been at the helm of the Acer PAN Asia Pacific (PAP) regional commercial task team, deftly steering the financial strategy planning and implementation for the entire PAP region. Under his stewardship, the task team has emerged as a powerhouse of strategic initiatives, setting new benchmarks in financial planning and implementation.


Mr. Kohli possesses a remarkable talent for building and elevating businesses to new heights. At Acer India, he shoulders the weighty responsibility of driving revenues and bolstering profitability across the nation. Not one to rest on his laurels, he constantly strives to break new ground and push the boundaries when it comes to building and fortifying the brand.

The industry leader recognises the importance of emotional intelligence and believes that mentors must prioritise the development of their emotional quotient. The mentors must shoulder the responsibility of shaping the culture of a team or an organisation and exhibit a high degree of integrity if they seek to cultivate the same attribute in their employees.


Mr. Kohli’s commitment to social responsibility is evident through his numerous initiatives, which have positively impacted the lives of thousands of people across various fields, including health, education, and livelihood. He has always been dedicated to closing the gap between technology and people. With his guidance, Acer developed Visionova, a ground-breaking software and hardware solution that supports individuals with visual impairments. This remarkable technology has provided these individuals with new opportunities and allowed them to participate in society more fully than ever before. Under his leadership Acer also launched ‘Heal on Wheels’ programme where a medical van equipped with trained doctors provides healthcare at the door steps for tribals and villages living in remote locations. This will impact over 25000 tribals in getting better healthcare and uplift the community as a whole.


The seasoned IT industry veteran recognises the importance of prioritising his personal life alongside his professional commitments. He finds time for his various hobbies to unwind and recharge. He is also an avid reader. One book that holds a special place in his heart is the timeless classic, Make Your Bed authored by the illustrious Admiral William H. McRaven.