About us

Founded in 2000 by Dr. Romesh Wadhwani, the Foundation’s primary mission is economic acceleration in emerging economies. The Foundation is driving economic growth in India and other Asian countries through large-scale initiatives in job creation and skill development. To achieve this the Foundation has launched five high impact Initiatives in India, with the goal of creating and filling 25 million jobs in the next 5 years [...]

Our Initiatives

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


NEN : Helping entrepreneurs kick-start

The National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN), a part of Wadhwani Foundation, was started by Romesh

WF – NEN Malaysia Launch

The Wadhwani Foundation today launched its National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) aimed at providing a

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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 Foundation in 2000 to which he has committed to donate most of his wealth. He is also a member of the Gates Buffet Giving Pledge. Romesh envisioned high impact social change in emerging economies through Romesh Tiecon Speechsustained economic acceleration. This vision led to the launch of Wadhwani Foundation’s five Initiatives through which the Foundation drives large scale job creation and skill development in multiple countries. [...]

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