Manish Bhatia is executive vice president, worldwide operations. Previously, he served as senior vice president of worldwide operations, vice president of worldwide operations, vice president of the strategic program office and senior director of silicon procurement. He joined SanDisk in January 2006 through the acquisition of Matrix Semiconductor. Prior to Matrix, Bhatia held positions at McKinsey & Company and Saint Gobain Corporation. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a master's degree in business administration from MIT's Sloan School of Management, which he attended as a Leaders for Manufacturing Fellow.