Vedanta has announced the appointment of Terry Daly as advisor for its semiconductor business. Daly will be responsible for providing strategic counsel and inputs as the conglomerate looks at setting up a state-of-the-art semiconductor fab unit and semiconductor assembling and testing unit in India.

Daly joins Vedanta from his post as an independent consultant in the microelectronics industry. His career assignments include GlobalFoundries, where he was senior vice president, holding positions as head of strategy and corporate development, chief of staff, and head of corporate program management. He was instrumental in establishing a strategic alliance on advanced technology with Samsung and in the acquisition of IBM’s microelectronics business.

Prior to that, Daly spent 26 years at IBM, the majority in its semiconductor division, where he held executive roles in business management, finance, manufacturing operations, program management, and strategy. Before joining IBM, he spent five years as an officer in the US army.

He is a graduate with a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the US Military Academy at West Point and holds a master’s degree in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.