Dr. Romesh Wadhwani is a successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur and philanthropist with passion for large-scale social change. After building three successful companies, the last of which sold for over $9 billion, Romesh founded the Wadhwani Foundation in 2000 to which he has committed to donate most of his wealth. He envisions high-impact social change through sustained economic acceleration of emerging economies. Romesh is a member of the Gates Buffet Giving Pledge. He is also the Founding Chairman and CEO of Symphony Technology Group, a 12-year old PE firm comprising of 23 companies, with a combined revenue of USD 3.5 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.


The economic greatness of a country is fueled by the strength and vitality of its entrepreneurs - Dr. Romesh Wadhwani