Founder & Chairman

An image of Dr. Romesh Wadhwani with a caption 'Celebrating success with philanthropy'

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 sustained 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.

Romesh is also the Founding Chairman and CEO of Symphony Technology Group, a 10 year old PE firm comprising of 20 companies, with a combined revenue of USD 3 billion and 18,000 employees.

In August 2012, Romesh was appointed by U.S President Barack Obama as General Trustee, Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington DC, a key administration post. Romesh is also a Board Member of Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington DC. He is a proud recipient of the prestigious ‘Non Resident Philanthropist’ award at the Forbes India Philanthropy Awards 2013 and also features in Forbes 400 list. Romesh obtained a B. Tech degree from IIT Bombay and an MS and Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.