Romesh Wadhwani

Romesh Wadhwani

Dr. Romesh Wadhwani is an entrepreneur, technologist, and philanthropist. Over his business career, he has built more than 40 successful technology companies. Dr. Wadhwani is the founder and CEO of SymphonyAI Group, a fast-growing operating group of leading AI companies for transforming business.

Dr. Wadhwani is a signatory of the Giving Pledge. In 2001, he established the Wadhwani Foundation and during the last two decades, he has built the Wadhwani Foundation into the leading foundation focused on accelerating job creation in India and other emerging countries in Asia, Latin America, and Africa through large-scale initiatives in entrepreneurship, small business growth, and skilling.Today, the Wadhwani Foundation is active in India and more than 20 countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Wadhwani Advantage and Wadhwani Entrepreneur are two large initiatives for helping thousands of entrepreneurs start new businesses and enable thousands of SME businesses each year to accelerate their growth, creating a large number of new jobs. The Wadhwani Advantage initiative helps tens of thousands of students each year learn employability and soft skills and get placed in high-quality jobs.

In 2018, Dr. Wadhwani and his brother Sunil Wadhwani established the Wadhwani Institute for AI for Social Good in Mumbai, a non-profit research institute and global hub for developing AI solutions for social good in public health, education, skilling, job creation, and infrastructure. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Wadhwani Institute in 2018. WIAI was awarded the Google Prize in 2019 for one of its innovative initiatives.