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On Friday, Roshni Nadar Malhotra, India’s richest woman, was appointed as the chairperson of HCL Technologies’ board of directors.
At the age of 38, Roshni Nadar will assume charge as the HCL Chairperson as her father, Shiv Nadar, steps down from the position. Going forward, Shiv Nadar will continue as HCL Managing Director and Chief Strategy Officer of the company.
On this great occasion, we congratulate Roshni Nadar and wish her luck for the future. For people who would like to know more about Roshni and her achievements, here are some interesting facts about her.
Who Is Roshni Nadar Malhotra – Her Education & Achievements
Born in 1982, Roshni Nadar Malhotra is the only child of Shiv Nadar and Kiran Nadar.
She grew up in Delhi and studied in Vasant Valley School, following which she graduated from Northwestern University with a specialization in communication. She completed her Masters in Business Administration from the prestigious Kellogg School of Management in the United States.
“I am privileged to have the kind of platform I do and the kind of support I do. A lot of women in this country don’t have that.”
~ Roshni Nadar
She worked in various companies as a producer before joining HCL. She started her career as a news producer in the UK. During an interview with Forbes, she said:
“Media really excited me. As an undergrad, I majored in radio, television and film and did internships with CNBC and CNN. My first job was at Sky News in London.”
~ Roshni Nadar
Just a year after joining HCL, she was elevated as executive director and CEO of HCL Corporation — the holding company of HCL Technologies and HCL Infosystems. She was inducted as an additional director of HCL Tech’s board in 2013.
She had been executive director and CEO of HCL Corporation, vice-chairperson of board of HCL Tech and trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation before she was appointed as the HCL Tech chairperson.
“My mother and father are exceptionally proud Indians. They always wanted to contribute, to give back philanthropically, especially in the field of education.”
~ Roshni Nadar
Roshni Nadar: Net Worth
Roshni Nadar is India’s richest woman with a net worth of ₹36,800 crores, according to the 2019 Wealth Hurun Rich List. She has also won many awards over the years. She is the 54th most powerful woman in the world according to Forbes World’s 100 Most Powerful Women List of 2019.
Roshni Nadar Personal Life: Husband & Kids
Roshni got married in 2010 to Shikhar Malhotra who is the Vice Chairman of HCL Healthcare. And, after 3 years of marriage, the couple was blessed with their first son Armaan (born 2013), and then in 2017, Jahaan. Roshni is a trained classical musician and passionate about wildlife and conservation.
At IFORHER, we are extremely happy about this new milestone in her career. As she embarks on her new journey, we wish her luck for all future endeavors.