Roshni Nadar
Roshni Nadar

The nation’s richest lady Roshni Nadar Malhotra, on Friday she took charges of as the Chairperson of HCL Technologies from her billionaire daddy Shiv Nadar.

Roshni came on the board of HCL Technologies in 2013 and was Vice Chairperson. She will continue as CEO of HCL Corporation, the holding company for all the group entities.

On Friday, HCL Technologies revealed that its founder and chairman Shiv Nadar stepped down from the company and the function’s Board of Directors has actually selected his child, Roshni, as the new chairperson with instant result.

Shiv Nadar, however, would continue to be the Managing Director of the company with designation as Chief Technique Officer, the company said in a statement.

According to the company website, Shiv Nadar is the chairman of the USD 9.9 billion HCL Corp. HCL Group includes HCL Technologies, HCL Infosystem, and HCL Health care.

HCL Technologies CEO C. Vijayakumar said this belonged to the business’s succession preparation exercise.


Roshni studied at Vasant Valley School, Delhi and graduated in interaction with a focus in radio/TV/film from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. She also pursued MBA from Kellogg School of Management.

She worked with Sky News UK and CNN America as a news manufacturer before joining HCL Corp in 2009, and within a year was made executive director and then CEO at the age of 27.

Roshni married Shikhar Malhotra, Vice Chairman of HCL Health Care, in 2010 and the couple has 2 children– Armaan and Jahaan.

Roshni is India’s wealthiest woman with a net worth of 36,800 crore. In 2019, she ranked 54th on the Forbes World’s 100 The majority of Powerful Ladies list.

She established The Habitats Rely on 2018 that works towards protecting India’s natural habitats and its indigenous types. She has actually driven transformational efforts in the area of education as a trustee of the Shiv Nadar Structure.

Roshni has gotten several honours and distinctions in acknowledgment of her work both in organisation and in philanthropy, and is also a trained classical musician,

She featured in ‘The World’s 100 A lot of Effective Women’ list assembled and released by Forbes in 2017, 2018, and 2019, consecutively. She was also consulted the Lewis Institute Community Change maker Award by Babson College in 2017 and was acknowledged by Horasis, a globally popular think tank, as the Indian Magnate of the Year 2019.

Roshni is also an alumnus of the Forum of Young Global Leaders (YGL, 2014-19), a special and varied community of the world’s most exceptional, next-generation leaders, an initiative of the World Economic Online Forum.


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