Roshni Nadar, who was born in 1982, grew up in Delhi and carries a Masters in Business Administration from Kellogg. She is now the new chairman of HCL Tech and is recognized as India's richest woman with a net Rs 36,800 crore. Her father and pioneer of HCL Tech, Shiv Nadar, will continue as Chief Strategy Officer and Managing Director.
"I'm sure this is a part of the succession planning and the board thought this would be the right time to make this announcement," says HCL Tech CEO C Vijayakumar in the first-quarter earnings call of the company.
Here are the top 10 things you must know about her:
1. According to the 2019 Wealth Hurun Rich List, Roshni Nadar is India 's wealthiest woman having a net worth of Rs 36,800. She is the world's 54th most powerful woman according to the list of Forbes World's 100 Most Powerful Women 2019.
2. Roshni Nadar, who was born in 1982, grew up in Delhi and carries a Masters in Business Administration from Kellogg.
3. She is the only daughter of her parent's Kiran Nadar and Shiv Nadar (founder of HCL).
4. As a news producer in the UK, she started her career. "Media really excited me. As an undergraduate, I did internships with CNBC and CNN and my first job was at Sky News in London," "she stated" throughout an interview with Forbes.
5. Roshni Nadar at the age of just 27, was endorsed to HCL 's Executive Director and CEO within one year of joining the firm in 2009.
6. "I'm not interested in the technology business, at least not in getting hands-on," she told the Economic Times in an interview in 2012.
7. She is also the trustee of Shiv Nadar Foundation, which aims at only education and has set up some of the top schools and colleges in India.
8. She is also the president of VidyaGyan Leadership Academy which emboldens needy children through schooling.
9. Currently she got married to Shikhar Malhotra who is also HCL's executive director and board member. He also operates as HCL Healthcare 's vice chairman and CEO.
10. "It's really important, no matter which industry you're in and no matter what you're doing, is that an idea is only as good as its execution," she stated at the World Economic Forum in Davos 2019.
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