Dr. Romesh Wadhwani is a successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur and philanthropist with passion for large-scale social change. After building three successful companies, the last of which sold for over $9 billion, Romesh founded the Wadhwani Foundation in 2000 to which he has committed to donate most of his wealth. He envisions high-impact social change through sustained economic acceleration of emerging economies. Romesh is a member of the Gates Buffet Giving Pledge. He is also the Founding Chairman and CEO of Symphony Technology Group, a 12-year old PE firm comprising of 23 companies, with a combined revenue of USD 3.5 billion and 18,000 employees.
In August 2012, Romesh was appointed by U.S President Barack Obama as General Trustee, Board of Trustees of the John. F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, a key