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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

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A cheerful gentleman, Pramod Bhasin, with glasses and a mustache, wearing a white shirt, against a plain background.
A confident, professional man named Musthafa P.C. with a pleasant smile, wearing a dark suit and a white shirt, posing against a white background.

Leadership Team

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Meetul B. Patel, a middle-aged man with salt-and-pepper hair, smiling gently at the camera, wearing a dark collared shirt against a neutral background.
Sunita Singh, a middle-aged woman with short hair and glasses, wearing a white blouse and a yellow sari with white patterns, smiling warmly against a light gray background.
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Sunil Dahiya
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Mark Malaspina, a professional-looking man with a friendly smile, is dressed in a blue suit and light blue shirt, paired with a patterned tie, against a white background.
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A confident Raghu Mallena, a middle-aged man with glasses and a bald head, wearing a white shirt against a light background.
Professional woman with a confident smile, wearing a blue sleeveless top and subtle makeup, is Anupama Mukherjee Rawat.
Professional man in suit with a pink tie and glasses, Rohit Nayyar.
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Regional Leadership Team

All
India
Brazil
Indonesia
Philippines
Mexico
Bangladesh
Africa
Botswana
Lesotho
Egypt
Chile
Peru
Nigeria
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Dr. Dion Dewa Barata, a man with glasses and a bald head, wearing a green polo shirt with the "Wadhwani Foundation" logo, stands in front of a turquoise background
Portrait of Dr. R.Sujatha wearing a red saree with a white shawl, featuring a red bindi on her forehead and a subtle smile.
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A portrait of a smiling middle-aged man named Rajesh Kachroo, wearing a white shirt, standing against a plain, light-colored wall.
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Dr. Romesh Wadhwani, an elderly man with white hair and a gentle expression, wearing a light blue checked shirt, posing against a white background.

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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