Mr. Malhotra served as the Chairman of Headstrong’s Board of Directors before its acquisition by Genpact for US$550 in May 2011. Prior to Headstrong, he was Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of TechSpan, which merged with Headstrong in October 2003.
Mr. Malhotra has a long string of entrepreneurial successes. He co-founded the HCL group in 1975, taking it from a six-person “garage operation” to one of India’s largest Information Technology corporations. The first leading Indian entrepreneur to relocate to the USA, Mr. Malhotra took over HCL’s US operation in 1989 and grew it to nearly $100 million annual revenues. In 1992 he ran the HCL-HP joint venture in India, and in 1996 he set up and ran the joint venture with Deluxe Corporation. He consolidated and grew HCL operations in Hong Kong, Australia, and New Zealand.
Mr. Malhotra was described by Business Today as a “serial technology entrepreneur” who “was ahead of the learning curve” with each of his companies.
He serves as an advisor in several startups in education and healthcare space, including Evolko Inc, Mapmygenome and Number Theory Software, an artificial intelligence and data science solution provider.
He is a Charter Member of TiE and has previously served as the Chairman of the Board. He is on the Board of Governors of IIT – Foundation (Kharagpur) and Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. He was also an Executive Council member of NASSCOM.
He graduated from IIT Kharagpur with B.Tech. (Hons.) in Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering and received the Dr. B.C. Roy Gold Medal. In 1985, he attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
He was awarded the Albert Einstein Technology Medal for 2001. The Institution of Engineers (India) has named Mr. Malhotra an Eminent Engineering Personality. For his contributions to the Indian IT Industry, he got the DQ LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Award.