Nakul Duggal

SVP & GM, Automotive at Qualcomm

Nakul Duggal serves as Sr. Vice President & General Manager, Automotive of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. where he is responsible for Qualcomm’s automotive strategy, chipset, software and stack portfolios, P&L, customer relationships, ecosystem development, and program management and execution of all automotive products. His responsibilities include focused development and expansion of the Snapdragon Digital Chassis into the domains such as the digital cockpit, smart transportation, automotive connectivity solutions as well as driver assistance & autonomous driving, oversight over the product roadmap, customer project management and program delivery. In 2021, Duggal successfully led the acquisition of Arriver, a driver assistance stack subsidiary of Veoneer, a Swedish Tier-1 supplier, focused on computer vision and drive policy which is now integrated into Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Ride platform. Duggal has worked in Qualcomm Automotive since 2011 and has been instrumental in building the company’s automotive portfolio and global footprint.

He joined Qualcomm in 1995 as an engineer focused on the company’s commercial base station and infrastructure business. Over the course of his career, he has held engineering and management positions in the development and commercialization of CDMA, UMTS and LTE technologies. He led the Open Market Handset (OMH) initiative, an industry-wide effort to expand CDMA device distribution into the open market.

Duggal holds a BSEE degree from M.S. University, India and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of California, Los Angeles Anderson School of Management.



  • SVP & GM, Automotive

    Current role