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Our Team

A talented powerhouse that drives our initiatives from the ground up.

Dr. Romesh Wadhwani

Founder and Chairman

Dr. Wadhwani embeds his prolific technology entrepreneurial experience, strong investment track record, and passion to help humanity into the Foundation.

Global Board of Directors

Dr. Romesh Wadhwani

Founder and Chairman

Dr. Ajay Kela

President and Chief Executive Officer

Board of Advisors

Harsh Mariwala
Sanjeev Bhikchandani
Ganesh Krishnan
Pramod Bhasin
Musthafa P.C

Leadership Team

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Meetul B Patel
Sunita Singh
Select Sanjay
Prakash Kumar
Sunil Dahiya
Rajeev Warrier
Mark Malaspina
Lijo Isac
Raghu Mallena
Anupama Mukherjee Rawat
Rohit Nayyar
Gaurav Saini
Dr Romesh Wadhwani

Dr. Romesh Wadhwani

Founder and Chairman

  • Founding Chairman and CEO of the Symphony Technology Group
  • Founding Chairman of AI software firm, Symphony AI
  • Founding Chairman of AI life sciences firm, ConcertAI
  • Board Member of Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C.
  • President Obama appointee to the Board of Trustees of the John. F. Kennedy Center
  • Recipient of Padma Shri, one of India’s highest civilian awards, conferred by the President of India
  • Gates & Buffett’s The Giving Pledge signatory
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Dr. Ajay Kela

President and Chief Executive Officer

  • Leads the Foundation’s Skilling and the Innovation & Research initiatives globally
  • Expanded the Foundation’s initiatives across 20 countries
  • Enabled over $100M of government investment during the past eight years
  • Scaled startup Symphony Services to $175M with an eventual exit at $780M
  • Grew AutoCAD business from $170M to $850M during ten years at Autodesk
  • PhD research on computer graphics led to multi-million dollar products at GE and Autodesk
  • PhD from the University of Rochester, USA and B-Tech, IIT Bombay, India

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