Romesh Wadhwani

Romesh Wadhwani

Romesh Wadhwani, Founder donor, Wadhwani Foundation

Romesh Wadhwani is the founder-donor of the Wadhwani Foundation. He is also 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.