Inspiring Businesswoman Roshni Nadar Malhotra


Inspiring Businesswoman Roshni Nadar Malhotra

In this article, we talk about the Inspiring Businesswoman Roshni Nadar Malhotra. Roshni Nadar Malhotra, who is the present chairperson of one of the tech giants, HCL Technologies. So, without any delays, let us get started!

Birth, Growing up, and Education of Roshni Nadar Malhotra

Born and growing up in New Delhi, Roshni Nadar Malhotra studied and completed schooling at Vasant Valley School, and did graduation from Northwestern University in Illinois, the U.S. Then she did her post-graduation in Business Administration from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Personal life of Roshni Nadar Malhotra

In 2009, Roshni tied her knot with Shikhar Malhotra, whom she met by some mutual friends around 10 years earlier their marriage. Before getting married, Roshni and Shikhar were in a relationship for 7 years. Before being married, Shikhar was working at Honda, but later he joined HCL and then became the Vice Chairman of HCL Healthcare. They are the parents of two sons, Armaan and Jahaan.

Brief Profession Intro of Roshni Nadar Malhotra

Being India’s richest woman for the second year in a row, Roshni Nadar Malhotra is the present chairman of HCL Technologies, having wealth of 84,330 crores of rupees. A report by Leading Wealthy Women 2021, which was published by Hurun India, states that Roshni Nadar Malhotra’s net worth has increased by 54%, in 2021, as on 31st of December 2021.

Roshni Nadar Malhotra’s Passion

She is fond of wildlife and conservation, and following this passion, in 2018, she founded The Habitats Trust aiming to safeguard the natural habitats and indigenous species of the nation. The core mission of this trust is to create and conserve sustainable ecosystems.

Positions Roshni Nadar Malhotra Holds

She is the Dean’s Advisory Council member at the MIT School of Engineering, USA, and is also a member of the Management Executive Board of Kellogg School of Management, for Asia. And is the chairperson of HCL Technologies, which has a market capitalization of around 29 billion dollars. Furthermore, she also serves as one of the board of directors of the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF).

Apart from this, Roshni is a trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation, founded by her father, Shiv Nadar. This foundation establishes world-class educational institutions that can be accessed by all levels of the nation’s society.

Awards and Honors Received by Roshni Nadar Malhotra

She has received numerous accolades and honors for her exceptional work in the field of business and philanthropy. Inspiring enough, Forbes magazine, in the year 2021, featured her in ‘The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women’ list for the 5th year in a row. Earlier in 2020, Forbes featured Roshni Nadar Malhotra in the list of ‘25 Most Powerful Business Women in Asia.’

So, by now, after reading so much about her and her mind-blowing achievements, it is so obvious to get curious to know how she has achieved so much in her life to date. And just like us, you also must be curious to know, right? Great! Let us then dive deep into our curiosity and find out!


How did Roshni Nadar Malhotra achieve so much?

Well, before joining HCL, Roshni Nadar Malhotra started her career as a news producer at Sky World UK and has also worked at CNN America and CNBC. She made her entry into the HCL firm at the age of 27, in the year 2009, and within a year got promoted to executive director and CEO of the firm.

And then, eventually, she became the chairperson of HCL Corporation, on July 17, 2020. Her entry into HCL not only made her the first woman to lead an IT company in the nation but also made her the richest woman in the country. Roshni Nadar Malhotra is well-known for her philanthropic activities also. HCL, under Roshni’s administration, the Delhi government had been provided with 17 active oxygen plants during the COVID-19 pandemic to cope with the oxygen shortage crisis, in June.

Some Facts about Roshni Nadar Malhotra that are most likely not Mentioned in this Article

  • Roshni Nadar Malhotra was not interested in tech, she shifted her focus to technology after realizing that she has to manage a business to make or achieve something big.
  • Roshni is a yoga enthusiast and trained classical musician.
  • She is a passionate wildlife conservationist.
  • World Summit, in a list of ‘World’s Most Innovative People,’ featured Roshni Nadar Malhotra and awarded her for the same, in 2015.

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