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Dr. Romesh Wadhwani

Founder and Chairman

Dr. Ajay Kela

President and Chief Executive Officer

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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