Romesh T. Wadhwani

About Romesh T. Wadhwani

Who is it?: Founder and Chairman, Symphony Technology Group
Birth Year: 1947
Birth Place: Palo Alto, California, United States
Residence: Palo Alto, California, US
Citizenship: United States
Alma mater: IIT Bombay Carnegie Mellon University
Occupation: Founder and chairman of Symphony Technology Group
Known for: Internet companies, philanthropy
Spouse(s): Kathleen "Kathy" Wadhwani
Children: 1 daughter

Romesh T. Wadhwani

Romesh T. Wadhwani was born on 1947 in Palo Alto, California, United States, is Founder and Chairman, Symphony Technology Group. Romesh Wadhwani is the chairman and CEO of Symphony Technology Group, which brings in $2.5 billion in annual revenues. In January 2017 the firm sold MSC Software to Swedish company Hexagon for $834 million. After graduating from the Indian Institute of Technology, he went to Carnegie Mellon and received a Ph.D. in 1972 in electrical engineering. The serial entrepreneur later founded Aspect Development, which i2 Technologies acquired for $9.3 billion in stock in 1999. He sits on the boards of the Kennedy Center and the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
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The ability to achieve without family background, ethnicity or social status being barriers in the way. To me, that's my definition of the American dream.



Wadhwani was then founder, chairman and CEO of Aspect Development, Inc., from its startup in 1991 to its acquisition in 1999 by i2 Technologies for $9.3 billion in stock.


They have one daughter, Melina, who married Patrick Carey in 2011. Carey works as head of sales operations at Symphony Talent.


In 2012, he inaugurated a new research centre at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) in Bangalore, named named after his late mother, Shanta Wadhwani.


He established the Wadhwani Foundation for economic development in emerging economies, with an initial focus on India. Initiatives in India include the National Entrepreneurship Network, which has established programs to enable growth-centric entrepreneurship at over 500 universities and colleges; a skills college network to help train and place large numbers of young adults in vocational jobs; an opportunities network for the disabled; and a research initiative in biosciences and biotechnology to help create jobs through innovation. The Foundation has launched a US-India policy initiative, with Rick Inderfurth, previously Assistant Secretary of State, as the Wadhwani Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a policy think tank in Washington D.C. and Hemant Singh, former Indian Ambassador to Japan, as the head of the Wadhwani program at ICRIER, a major policy institute in Delhi. Wadhwani won the India Abroad Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2013.

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