About us

Founded in 2000 by Dr. Romesh Wadhwani, the Foundations’ primary mission is economic acceleration in emerging economies. With large-scale education led initiatives driving skill development and job creation, the Foundations have launched five high impact education, training and research focused Initiatives in India that will lead to creation and fulfillment of 25 million jobs by 2020. [...]

Our Initiatives

Creating and supporting entrepreneurs
Skill development and vocational education
Employment of educated disabled in corporates
Role model research centres
Data driven research for POLICY actions


Government of Jharkhand and Wadhwani Foundations partner to provide skills integrated higher education

Department of Higher Education (DHE), Department of Human Resource Development (DHRD), Government of Jharkhand

Authored article on ‘Creating a new class of entrepreneurs’ by Dr. Ajay Kela, President & CEO, Wadhwani Foundations

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Founder & Chairman

Romesh is a successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur and philanthropist with passion for wealth creation. After building three large scale successful companies in three decades, the last of which was sold for over $9 billion, Romesh founded the Wadhwani Foundations in 2000 to which he has committed to donate most of his wealth. Romesh envisions high impact social change in emerging economies through sustained economic acceleration. He is a member of the Gates Buffet Giving Pledge.[...]

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Skill Development is the correct medicine for a “Healthy India”

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